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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Richard G
Or possibly cardamom pods, often used to flavour...

Or possibly cardamom pods, often used to flavour the coffee.
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2022, 11:06 AM
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Views: 410
Posted By Richard G
It seems an exceptionally long lock, or are the...

It seems an exceptionally long lock, or are the photo's giving a distorted impression? It would be interesting to see what the other side looks like.
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2022, 12:30 PM
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Views: 568
Posted By Richard G
The scabbard fittings appear to be orientated so...

The scabbard fittings appear to be orientated so as to be viewed with the chape up, apart from one side of the locket, which is the 'right' way up.
I wonder if it is a piece put together by a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2022, 09:36 PM
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Views: 568
Posted By Richard G
I'm not sure I fully agree with you here, Jim. ...

I'm not sure I fully agree with you here, Jim.
Sword blades would normally be read with the point held high, but not necessarily other parts of a sword. The British 1803 Infantry sabre, for example,...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Richard G
Thank you both for your comments. They are not...

Thank you both for your comments.
They are not actually mine. I agree they are more hanger than dirk, and bandsman's sword is certainly a possibility. The scabbards have a 'Parker Field police...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Richard G
Naval Dirks

These came up for sale recently in the UK. Described as midshipmens' dirks, and of a type usually described as such. But these are marked, which would indicate they were not in private ownership, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2022, 12:09 PM
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Views: 1,178
Posted By Richard G
To me, it has a hint of tableware about it....

To me, it has a hint of tableware about it. Either a carving knife made in an orientalist style, or even a Turkish\Ottoman kindjal refitted with a cutlery blade to make a 'conversation' piece?
Best...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2022, 06:24 PM
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Views: 818
Posted By Richard G
The front looks like ass's skin. The back looks...

The front looks like ass's skin.
The back looks a bit unusual tho'.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,726
Posted By Richard G
I believe Afghanistan has intermittently used a...

I believe Afghanistan has intermittently used a Solar Hijri calendar, known as the Shamsi Hijri calendar.
In this case 1309 = 1930.
That should keep everybody happy.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2022, 01:05 PM
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Views: 1,808
Posted By Richard G
Personally, I think something a bit 'glitzier' is...

Personally, I think something a bit 'glitzier' is needed to match those fingernails.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th July 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By Richard G
I like it, but anyway, with silver, you don't...

I like it, but anyway, with silver, you don't usually have to wait too long for it to tarnish again!
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By Richard G
Possibly, and I emphasise possibly, Allah at the...

Possibly, and I emphasise possibly, Allah at the top, Mohammed to the right and Ali to the left.
Regards
Richatd
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,726
Posted By Richard G
My two pennies worth - zero in arabic script is a...

My two pennies worth - zero in arabic script is a dot, which can be overlooked or omitted. Thus AH1309 is a possibility.
Regards
Richard
PS. I can see 'amal' which indicates it is a date of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,173
Posted By Richard G
Could it be a pangolin? Regards Richard

Could it be a pangolin?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,879
Posted By Richard G
This looks like yet another of the always...

This looks like yet another of the always confusing Malawi 'Yao' knives.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25759&highlight=malawi
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th March 2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,217
Posted By Richard G
The catalogue may give some explanation for its...

The catalogue may give some explanation for its value. It is my observation that with these types of masks, and much ethnographica, provenance is all important. Firstly, because it establishes age...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,476
Posted By Richard G
When you consider the history of these lancer...

When you consider the history of these lancer regiments, who all spent time in India, it seems an Indian blade is more likely. If it is an Ottoman blade then possibly a diplomatic (civilian) origin...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,476
Posted By Richard G
Here, I hope, are some pictures of Lord...

Here, I hope, are some pictures of Lord Lieutenants etc. with their mamelukes.
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,476
Posted By Richard G
Earl of Athlone. Governor General of Canada ...

Earl of Athlone. Governor General of Canada
Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,476
Posted By Richard G
I would like to further expand Bryce's point that...

I would like to further expand Bryce's point that mamelukes were not restricted to Lancer regiments. They were also not restricted to the army, or military in general. They were, and still are, in...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,251
Posted By Richard G
So now we have three of them?

So now we have three of them?
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,251
Posted By Richard G
I think it is quite possible that these are...

I think it is quite possible that these are signal cannon. They would not be solely for saluting or ceremony but more or less in everyday use when some kind of warning, synchronisation or attention...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,251
Posted By Richard G
This is probably another statement of the...

This is probably another statement of the bl**ding obvious, but they have a naval\maritime look about them.
Regards
Richard
PS. and not very well cast.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,010
Posted By Richard G
Jim, This one, I believe, has a rhino horn...

Jim,
This one, I believe, has a rhino horn hilt, (and a blade with etched thuluth script!)
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=349
I wonder if yours has a rhino horn hilt beneath the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st December 2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,994
Posted By Richard G
Elkington and Co made a number of silver plated...

Elkington and Co made a number of silver plated chargers or trays similar to this in the late 19th Cent. Usually designed by a fellow called Morel-Ladeuil.
Are there any traces of plate on yours?...
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