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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2016, 04:12 PM
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Posted By harrywagner
I am uncertain if I am allowed to say this or...

I am uncertain if I am allowed to say this or not, but will try. The moderators can remove it if is not allowed.

I purchased this item and the "beater sword" in Michigan. Both were sold as 19thc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,899
Posted By harrywagner
Thanks everyone. Comments appreciated.

Thanks everyone. Comments appreciated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,899
Posted By harrywagner
Hopefully these are better. Here is how the...

Hopefully these are better. Here is how the seller described it:

"5 3/8 curved d.e. blade. The front with large chiseled panel incorporating numerous Arabic or Hindi characters, likely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,899
Posted By harrywagner
Possibly. It might be one of the many Indian...

Possibly. It might be one of the many Indian languages and not Arabic at all, or a combination of the two. I will post some better photos later today.

I consider an item a fake when it pretends to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,899
Posted By harrywagner
Thanks. It is an odd piece. It has a good blade....

Thanks. It is an odd piece. It has a good blade. Hopefully someone can provide a translation. I believe the script and makers mark are both Arabic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,374
Posted By harrywagner
Wow. Nice piece and excellent restoration....

Wow. Nice piece and excellent restoration. Congrats!

What did you use to etch the blade? I am guessing you did not use a resist?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,899
Posted By harrywagner
Thanks Stu. You may be right, but three things...

Thanks Stu. You may be right, but three things bother me about it being tourist: 1) it is not as "pretty" as most of the tourist items I have seen, and 2) it shows significant wear, and 3) I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,899
Posted By harrywagner
19thc Indo-Persian or 20thc tourist?

I would like to solicit comments about this knife. It was sold as 19thc Indo-Persian. I'm not sure what to make of it. I can't rule out that it is 20thc tourist. Please let me know what you think....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,472
Posted By harrywagner
I actually bought another shibriya but it was...

I actually bought another shibriya but it was missing from inventory so Artzi substituted this one and another for it, both of which were better than the one I purchased! He said the one I posted is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,584
Posted By harrywagner
Excellent example. Thanks much.

Excellent example. Thanks much.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,472
Posted By harrywagner
Here is one from my collection that I like and...

Here is one from my collection that I like and that is similar to yours, though not as nice. :) It is silver and I think early 20th. These are still carried and used by the Bedouin tribes in Israel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,391
Posted By harrywagner
Beater sword

It reminds me of the "beater" sword I purchased, and posted, recently. Sorry.
Forum: Swap Forum 7th April 2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,347
Posted By harrywagner
Gone

No longer available. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,391
Posted By harrywagner
How thick is the blade? It seems an unusual...

How thick is the blade? It seems an unusual shape. The flat slab style makes me wonder if it was intended as something other than a weapon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,886
Posted By harrywagner
Thanks!

No worries. I appreciate knowing, and I am not surprised. The lightweight rings gave them away. They were inexpensive, and I think they are attractive enough I will keep and display them. In their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,886
Posted By harrywagner
Two Omani Khanjars for comment

I am not sure what I think of these. Surprisingly, they both have respectable blades, and they have been sharpened. I like them but am not sure if either is a weapon. Do you suppose they started out...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,584
Posted By harrywagner
Thanks everyone for the interesting comments and...

Thanks everyone for the interesting comments and discussion. I am going to catalog this piece as have two small round BONE inserts in the pommel.

A learned colleague told me to be careful about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,067
Posted By harrywagner
Good question Kubur. I have been wondering about...

Good question Kubur. I have been wondering about that myself. I am far from an expert, but can't resist adding my two cents worth. I think the basic style has evolved slowly over time (except for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,584
Posted By harrywagner
Another attempt

Thanks David, and others. I did OK on the first of the tests that Helleri recommended, but the second test is a real killer. :) I hope these are better photos. I have included some closeups of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,584
Posted By harrywagner
Interesting Choora, ivory question

Here is one i like. Lots of detail, which makes it interesting to me, and the sheath looks like more than an afterthought. :) It needs cleaned and I expect that will reveal additional detail. The...
Forum: Swap Forum 1st April 2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,314
Posted By harrywagner
Withdrawn

No Longer available. Thanks.
Forum: Swap Forum 1st April 2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,488
Posted By harrywagner
Gone

Gone. Thanks.
Forum: Swap Forum 1st April 2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,029
Posted By harrywagner
Gone

Gone. Thanks.
Forum: Swap Forum 31st March 2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,488
Posted By harrywagner
Price reduced

Now for $30, free shipping. US lower 48 only. Thanks.
Forum: Swap Forum 31st March 2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,197
Posted By harrywagner
Available again

This knife is available again. $75, free shipping. US lower 48 only. Questions or additional photos contact wagner.harry@gmail.com. Thanks
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