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Forum: Swap Forum 4th June 2021, 02:57 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
More pics

More pictures
Forum: Swap Forum 4th June 2021, 02:43 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Tibetan Dípa Dam Backsword seeking new home

Greetings fellow collectors. My Tibetan Dípa Dam backsword is seeking a new hand. A quality example of authenticity. Very similar to the examples published by LaRocca in Himalayan Warriors book.
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Forum: Swap Forum 4th May 2021, 05:39 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 05:37 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Thanks. So the bird of prey motif shown on these...

Thanks. So the bird of prey motif shown on these axes, is distinct to just Persia?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 05:33 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Monsters

Monsters
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd May 2021, 06:39 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Seeking Moro Swords buy Robert Cato

Greetings fellow collectors,
My friend is looking for a reasonably priced edition of Moro Swords by Cato. If anyone else has one for sale at a reasonable price, please PM me.

Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 06:34 AM
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Views: 9,662
Posted By DavidFriedman
Interesting about the sword handles. I see lots...

Interesting about the sword handles. I see lots of handles on axes that just donít seem to be as old as the axes, frequently with the lathed ribbed grip along the pole.

Yes mine is about 4-5 lbs,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 06:27 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Basher

Yes, the hammer has a heavy dent in the corner. It must have hit something mighty solid at some point.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 06:25 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Persian, possibly presented to, or kept in the...

Persian, possibly presented to, or kept in the Ottoman collection?

I see lots of light dervish and Shiite type (Iím assuming) axes. This one is like a sledgehammer, between 4-5 lbs. Seems heavy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 05:15 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Axe bearers

Iíd be very curious if anyone would have any thoughts or information on who would have used these axes. Perhaps palace guards, perhaps Dervishes, parade pieces ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 08:02 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Anatolia, Cradle of Casting book

Here is a page from a Turkish book, that illustrates these axes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 12:13 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
To me, the dragon engraving on the blade is not...

To me, the dragon engraving on the blade is not consistent with blades that Iíve seen. A lot of the recent reproductions went crazy with Mulan looking dragons on the blades, and Wild engravings of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 04:24 AM
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Views: 1,696
Posted By DavidFriedman
Numbers

Thanks Jim and Ian et all for further insight, reference and direction.

I will research these tribal groups within the Indian subcontinent. Also I will reach out to the Victoria Albert Museum to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 04:13 AM
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Views: 1,464
Posted By DavidFriedman
Perfumed Garden

Hi Philip,
I will look over my copy of The Perfumed Garden, and see if this type of ďweaponĒ was employed in their pillow arts. A quintessential pillow sword of a nobleman. Though I would hope it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 04:08 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Bearer

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the form and design is consistent with modern made pieces flooding out of China the last 20 years. They are very good at making recent versions look 100-200...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 04:04 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Gentlemen, May I add my specimen to the mix

Amazing information put forward in this thread. Thank you for such interesting information and provenance.

Here is one of the same type of axes that I acquired from auction in Germany.

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2021, 06:12 AM
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Views: 1,464
Posted By DavidFriedman
A full length picture. Thanks

A full length picture. Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2021, 11:37 PM
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Views: 1,464
Posted By DavidFriedman
More pics

Hi, itís taking 8-24 hours to upload my posts for some reason. Here is another picture of the entire Persian sword.

Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2021, 08:31 AM
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Views: 1,464
Posted By DavidFriedman
Full picture

Here is a full picture of my Persian sword. It had been described as a Qajar Dynasty piece. But some of the floral koftgari on it seems to me to be similar to a Shamshir attributed to the Afsharid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 06:25 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
More pictures

Here are the added photos.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 06:19 AM
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Posted By DavidFriedman
Hi Ian, my apologies. Iíve been having a hard...

Hi Ian, my apologies. Iíve been having a hard time posting. Some time delay from entry to appearance on the forum. Also I need to shrink the images I have, rather large.

Will add more pics of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2021, 07:19 AM
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Views: 1,464
Posted By DavidFriedman
Qajar or Afsharid ?

Greetings friends,
I was wondering if anyone may be able to help me determine if this Persian straight sword with unique rounded Zulfiqar tip was made during the Qajar Dynasty or the Afsharid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2021, 06:55 AM
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Views: 1,696
Posted By DavidFriedman
Thugs

Thanks again Jim for providing such wonderful information. Definitely itís putting me in a good direction to follow sleuthing for the origins and use of this thugee bonker.

I have a book I read...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2021, 06:46 AM
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Views: 1,696
Posted By DavidFriedman
Hi Philip, Haha, my martial arts skills extends...

Hi Philip,
Haha, my martial arts skills extends to being able to enjoy the practice of Chai Tea. Hmm, zoo, I have to get past the video feeds first.

Actually in the Shastar Vidiya martial art of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,696
Posted By DavidFriedman
Here is the link to the Victoria Albert Museum: ...

Here is the link to the Victoria Albert Museum:

https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O442021/club-unknown




QUOTE=Ian]Welcome to the forum David.

That's a lovely mace. I recall seeing a...
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