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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Kubur
Hi, Finaly a suspicious and negative comment. ...

Hi, Finaly a suspicious and negative comment.

Well just read well my post... The kukri should be in between 1886-1897.

"was not until 1886 that the regiment was officially titled the 44th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Kubur
Thanks guys thanks god it's not written made in...

Thanks guys
thanks god it's not written made in China, covid free
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Kubur
Cool Kukri

A cool kukri with an engraved blade...

Kalu Thapa appeared in a group photo published in 1896 from which this detail is taken. He was the most senior Gurkha officer, appointed Subadar-Major on 1...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,773
Posted By Kubur
Hi guys, I missed this one. You have nice...

Hi guys,
I missed this one.
You have nice Adya Katti!
Here is mine but I think that I have a Moplah.
Very heavy and sharp, aouch!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Kubur
Well, my friend, I can guess if a woman is pretty...

Well, my friend, I can guess if a woman is pretty from the back side...
I'm afraid to say that this majdali is not really nice and not old...
:(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,381
Posted By Kubur
Hi Jim, Agreed! South Indian three fullers...

Hi Jim,

Agreed!
South Indian three fullers are larger and not completely parrallel (unlike the takouba's ones), wider at the ricasso.




Mmmm I never ever saw that, like mercenary I would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,381
Posted By Kubur
To come back to your question Stu, the blade...

To come back to your question Stu, the blade looks South Indian and the hilt North Indian.
Now is this combination done later in an "English lab" for sale?
an "Indian lab" for tourists with two old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,381
Posted By Kubur
Well, absolutely not made in India to resemble a...

Well, absolutely not made in India to resemble a Takouba blade.

Takouba blade or Indian blade to resemble to a European blade.
:rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,381
Posted By Kubur
I have Indian blades with the same fullers... ...

I have Indian blades with the same fullers...
Yes, Indians imitated European blades, nothing new.
If Tuaregs can do it, of course, Indians can do it too!
I agree with Mercenary, Firangi means...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Kubur
Hi Your hilt and your guard are Persian. ...

Hi

Your hilt and your guard are Persian.
It is true that the pommel has a karabela style.
This kind of hilt/pommel is very often connect to the Zand period.
It is clear that this Iranian sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By Kubur
Dear Peter River Hudson Pasha, Please send...

Dear Peter River Hudson Pasha,

Please send us some photos of the about mid 1850 ...other sword had appeared and became known as the Kittara and was a badge of office carried by Omani Slave...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By Kubur
Hi I love your sword, really nice patina on the...

Hi
I love your sword, really nice patina on the ivory.
It looks from Central Africa and geniune.
Is it hippo ivory?
One thing I'm sure, it's the pattern on the hilt: it is a cawrie's pattern....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 200,293
Posted By Kubur
I miss Ibrahiim... :( But Peter is probably...

I miss Ibrahiim...
:(
But Peter is probably more exotic.
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By Kubur
:D:D Of course But you forgot...

:D:D

Of course

But you forgot something:

Many books on arms and armour are auto / self published by collectors and dealers. They just pay to have their books and collections published.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By Kubur
Not to forget the war with Russians... I'm...

Not to forget the war with Russians...

I'm not sure that it is gone for Afghanistan, gone for Americans and Westeners, yes.

But some countries will deal with them, look at Russians and Chinese....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By Kubur
That's very funny :):):) Unfortunately very...

That's very funny
:):):)
Unfortunately very true and sad
:(:(:(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By Kubur
Hi Rick, Nice catch for your firearms...

Hi Rick,

Nice catch for your firearms collection!
I confirm Greek it is!
They are very addictive be carefull!
I have two of these, one Bosnian and another Greek, from Epirus.

All the best,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Kubur
For your archives, guys the drawing from the...

For your archives, guys
the drawing from the book that I mentionned.
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,789
Posted By Kubur
Lets proceed by elimination It is not from the...

Lets proceed by elimination
It is not from the Balkans
It is not from North Africa
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,313
Posted By Kubur
Thanks, really cool, may be we should open a...

Thanks, really cool, may be we should open a thread Y pommels versus ears pommels...
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Kubur
I confirm what colleagues said, Ottoman military,...

I confirm what colleagues said, Ottoman military, pictured in the Book Description of Egypt, end of 18th early 19th c.
They are common, because military...
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,674
Posted By Kubur
Well, I stay on mine, 1930-1948, until the...

Well, I stay on mine, 1930-1948, until the inscriptions are translated.

I let the discussion about suspensions and baldric to Peter and Iain.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,313
Posted By Kubur
Text, and photos, das ist sehr clear! Thanks ...

Text, and photos, das ist sehr clear! Thanks

I was just asking because of the Y pommel, but after all even yataghans have Y pommels... So I was wrong no culturallinks between panjang and pakayun.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,674
Posted By Kubur
Ah now Iím laughing. We have similar swords from...

Ah now Iím laughing. We have similar swords from the end of the 19th c. or from the end of the 20th c.

Not laughing at you Kronkew, and I like your sword as I like mine, and I donít care if my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,674
Posted By Kubur
Sorry, I should have been more precise, the...

Sorry, I should have been more precise, the Burmese peacock reused by the British during the colonial period until 1948.

Yes, these swords are identical, for the hilts at 95% Iíve seen only 2 dha...
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