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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2022, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The quality and degree of embellishment on the...

The quality and degree of embellishment on the central band of the grip is generally a good indicator of age. This one is on the simple side and is probably not particularly old.
Forum: Swap Forum 11th January 2022, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Oliver Pinchot
bump

bump
Forum: Swap Forum 7th January 2022, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Good Moro punal for sale

C. 1900-1920. Unusually fine workmanship and rare form. Grip appears to be warthog tusk. Mounts silver with a reddish sheen as is typical. Handwrought blade shows delaminations, may be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 05:53 AM
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Views: 1,252
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's the maker's name. It reads, HAJI. It's...

It's the maker's name. It reads, HAJI.

It's likely Tiflis (Tbilisi) work. Gonzoadler's dating of 1890-1920 is reasonable. However, 1920s-1930s is probably closer.
The grips are potentially...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2021, 01:17 AM
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Views: 1,840
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
October 14, 2021

Gentlemen,

955 years ago today, King Harold Godwinson died defending his people at Hastings against Duke William of Normandy. Worthy of remembrance.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,695
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Please upload a hi-res closeup of the rings....

Please upload a hi-res closeup of the rings. Thanks
Forum: European Armoury 26th August 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,658
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Interesting work, awdaniec. Look forward to part...

Interesting work, awdaniec. Look forward to part II
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's Ottoman military, Norman. It appears c....

It's Ottoman military, Norman. It appears c. 1830s and the type remains in production into the late 19th century.
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,384
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
But you can sure wear the heck outta that ascot,...

But you can sure wear the heck outta that ascot, Jim!
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,384
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
JT, we all find ourselves in your situation from...

JT, we all find ourselves in your situation from time to time. I would urge you to visit a reliable forum (there are many out there,) and perhaps inquire before investing in an antique arm beyond...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
That's pretty much it. One one side is written,...

That's pretty much it. One one side is written, Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim (Blessing of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.)
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,384
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The grip material may be ivory or it may be bone....

The grip material may be ivory or it may be bone. The issue isn't about materials; the maker used whatever he had access to and then aged it, more or less cleverly creating something of a patina. The...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,384
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Gentlemen, This is a recent example made in...

Gentlemen,

This is a recent example made in Tbilisi, using what appears to be an older blade with the wolf mark likewise recently applied. I have seen them offered in profusion at flea markets and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This datu's name is also written in Jawi above...

This datu's name is also written in Jawi above the English inscription. Beautiful find, Albert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,735
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I owned one of these skirted sabers many years...

I owned one of these skirted sabers many years ago. The grip was of rectangular section and did not turn in the hand when it was swung, in fact, ergonomically, the form would be difficult to improve...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
In fact, he doesn't seem to be wearing it-- there...

In fact, he doesn't seem to be wearing it-- there is a munsala visible but no means of support. If he is just holding it, this would support Ian's observation. Great photo!
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd May 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,326
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
SATURDAY IS AUCTIONS IMPERIAL BIG SALE!

Dear Forum Members!

Our big Spring sale is next Saturday! The catalog is here:
https://auctionsimperial.hibid.com/c...rial-2021-may/
This sale contains 400 lots, including some extremely rare...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd May 2021, 12:55 AM
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Views: 2,326
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
NEXT SATURDAY IS AUCTIONS IMPERIAL BIG SALE!

Dear Forum Members!


Our big Spring sale is next Saturday! The catalog is here:

https://auctionsimperial.hibid.com/c...rial-2021-may/

This sale contains 400 lots, including some...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th May 2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 976
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
MORO VIDEO CROSSING THE SULU SEAS

Very good production by Cecil Quirino, long out of print. VHS format.
$65 posted in the cont. USA
Payment by Paypal only
Forum: Swap Forum 6th May 2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,326
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Auctions Imperial Sale is COMING UP!

Dear Forum Members!


Our Saturday, May 29th sale catalog is now LIVE online at

https://auctionsimperial.hibid.com/catalog/279437/auctions-imperial-2021-may/


This sale contains 400 lots,...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th May 2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,367
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Sold, thank you

Sold, thank you
Forum: Swap Forum 5th May 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,367
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
MORO SWORDS by ROBERT CATO FOR SALE

Minor wear, dust jacket lacking. $350 includes postage anywhere in the continental U.S. Elsewhere, please inquire.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,648
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I'm with Ariel. It is certainly a flint striker.

I'm with Ariel. It is certainly a flint striker.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,336
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It is Qajar, made in the reign of Nasr al-Din...

It is Qajar, made in the reign of Nasr al-Din Shah (r. 1848-1896.)
He was responsible for the neoclassicism in arms and armor and generally, for Iran's cultural revival.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,039
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Ти си майстор, Борислав.

Ти си майстор, Борислав.
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