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Old 28th February 2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Here is most of my collection as of November 2011. Nothing terribly exciting but I welcome all comments and/or inquiries
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Old 28th February 2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Hey Stan,

Nice collection you've got there. All ages but fairly tightly focused (something I've never quite managed) how you displaying them all?

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Old 28th February 2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Gene,

Working on a proper display is my next project. We moved to a new place just a few months ago and my collection is currently residing on a closet shelf. I had a few swords and daggers hanging on the walls at the old apartment but was never quite happy with the arrangement.
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Old 28th February 2012, 11:14 PM   #4
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Thanks Gene,

Working on a proper display is my next project. We moved to a new place just a few months ago and my collection is currently residing on a closet shelf. I had a few swords and daggers hanging on the walls at the old apartment but was never quite happy with the arrangement.
Ah, blank canvas! Excellent.
You can get the display right, and 'theme' the area around the weapons
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Old 28th February 2012, 11:53 PM   #5
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Hey Stan,

Nice collection you've got there. All ages but fairly tightly focused (something I've never quite managed) how you displaying them all?

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You and I both, Gene... Sadly, my only requirements is that it be sharp and/or pointy, and made primarily with metal and/or wood.

Stan, I echo Gene's sentiments... A very nice collection IMO - I am especially fond of your maces.

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Old 29th February 2012, 12:01 AM   #6
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Very nice collection!
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Old 29th February 2012, 01:35 AM   #7
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Hi Stan
beautiful and interesting collection, what I like,
it's the focus on a specific theme or civilization
India, very large continent, with a lot of particularities, and very rich
in all military equipments, more specialy; swords, daggers and armors

but, having never had the opportunity to go there, I have virtually nothing, from this country

otherwise, I have the same approach than you, except for what I acquired long time ago
I limit my purchases, at only countries where I worked, or visited
mainly, Middle-East, and Great Maghreb, it's large enough to optimize the searchs
congratulations and thanks, to have share with us your very nice collection

all the best

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Old 29th February 2012, 04:24 AM   #8
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Just, wow.
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Old 29th February 2012, 05:22 AM   #9
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Beautiful collection, Stan! Thanks for sharing!

I was wondering what the short polearm is in the bottom picture between the Choora dagger and the Khayber sword?
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Old 29th February 2012, 06:34 AM   #10
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Very nice Stan. Thanks very much for sharing.
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Old 29th February 2012, 12:42 PM   #11
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Hey Stan,

Lovely collection, thanks for sharing!!
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Old 29th February 2012, 10:18 PM   #12
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Thanks to everyone for their nice comments.

Nathaniel, the spear-like weapon you are referring to appears to be some sort of an Indian polearm. I have never encountered anything quite like it in literature or with dealers. I know that it is likely of Indian provenance because of a crisp Bikaneer armory mark visible on the blade. The longer tip is similar to a tulwar blade - it is sharp on the outside and has a obvious false edge on the inside. Must be great for both slashing and stabbing. The shorter "blade" terminates in an ace of clubs like finalle. The haft was possibly cut down a long time ago but I can not verify nor deny this. For all I know it may have been this short all along. After much research and deliberation, I came to a conclusion that it is a combination ploeram/swordcatcher: If an oponent's sword is caught in the "fork", a small twist of the wrist will easily lock it in place. I can't really think of another reason to have such a strange head. It's either that, or it is a giant can opener

If my schedule allows, I plan on doing a small photoshoot this weekend and will post some close ups of this and a few other pieces from the collection for further discussion.
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Nice collection of swords.
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Old 1st March 2012, 08:56 PM   #14
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Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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Old 2nd March 2012, 05:09 PM   #15
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Beautiful collection of old warriors!

Thanks for sharing


I love the Khanda on the far right
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