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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2024, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Peter thank you for bumping this thread here so...

Peter thank you for bumping this thread here so perhaps it can coincide with the interesting results with the 'Arab Nimchas of the Pirate Coast' thread.
It seems there has been notable progress in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2022, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Interestingly, the Omani 'kattara' (another...

Interestingly, the Omani 'kattara' (another collector oriented term, these are simply termed, again, sa'if). The curved blade version of these open hilts of somewhat flattened cylindrical style are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2022, 05:54 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Comparitive examples

Wanted to add these three with notes:
1. This is what may best be called 'Maghrebi' as these are found from Algeria to Morocco, but typically they are known to collectors as Moroccan sa'if.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2022, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Wonderful grouping!! These are excellent examples...

Wonderful grouping!! These are excellent examples of these sa'if of the Arab sphere. It is important to note that this does not mean 'Arabian' as in Arabia proper, but in the places where Arabs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2016, 09:36 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I must admit that the similarity between these...

I must admit that the similarity between these Somali and Hadhramati hilts is compelling, and the proximity with Arab trade routes as well adds to such plausibility. It is good food for thought...
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