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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2024, 04:38 PM
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Beautiful and interesting examples Lotfi, thank...

Beautiful and interesting examples Lotfi, thank you for sharing.

Eftihis, the sword and yataghan you show with nimcha grips could have certainly been used in a naval context, and in fact, it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2024, 04:23 PM
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Posted By TVV
Very interesting Lotfy, thank you for posting...

Very interesting Lotfy, thank you for posting these. Do you also have pictures of the blade of the Algerian nimcha?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2024, 09:05 PM
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Posted By TVV
Here is a link to the storta in the Met Museum,...

Here is a link to the storta in the Met Museum, dated to ca. 1490. It is often shown as a sort of a predecessor to nimchas, and one can certainly see some similarities.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2024, 08:51 PM
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Jim, the nimcha you have posted is the one from...

Jim, the nimcha you have posted is the one from the collcetion of the Met in New York. It belongs to a type of which there are multiple examples, including one captured by the great Dutch admiral De...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2024, 09:35 PM
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When it comes to pirates, the North African...

When it comes to pirates, the North African corsairs seem to be the only group that developed a distinct weapon - the nimchas from the 17th and 18th century, which Eric Claude classifies as Algerian....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2024, 04:01 AM
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Fascinating topic Jim. The swords you show,...

Fascinating topic Jim. The swords you show, including the one in Elgood's book are all from Yemen. I have a similar one as well, but I am not sure we can link them to pirates from the opposite coast...
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