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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2009, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Rivkin
Sure, mine is rivkin@rkmag.com

Sure, mine is rivkin@rkmag.com
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Rivkin
Long time James; I would much rather write the...

Long time James; I would much rather write the original poster a private message but since he disabled both P.Ms and emails I have no other way of contacting him; as before I have no reason to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Rivkin
It's not Georgian, its a rather classic...

It's not Georgian, its a rather classic Circassian, blade is old - first half of XIXth century at least, the rest is probably from 1850-1860, but can just as well be nice muhajir work from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2007, 05:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,741
Posted By Rivkin
I will be honest - I do not know the man you are...

I will be honest - I do not know the man you are talking about; what I do not believe is that the word of martial artist should be held over the word of contemporary (i.e. medieval) manual or source,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2007, 04:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,741
Posted By Rivkin
Has nothing to do with their capabalities... It...

Has nothing to do with their capabalities... It is just that I never seen a "middle eastern style" artist who would have known the middle eastern weapons well enough to be qualified as an expert,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,741
Posted By Rivkin
It is your call. I believe that medieval training...

It is your call. I believe that medieval training manuals/accounts should be consulted when one is interested in medieval fighting techniques; I do not believe in middle-eastern martial artists -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2007, 03:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,741
Posted By Rivkin
I can just give my opinion - why not, but most of...

I can just give my opinion - why not, but most of pattern weapons are not truly ethnographic weapons. "Pattern" community is very different; a big thing there is to have a sword typical for some high...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,601
Posted By Rivkin
1297h, i.e. 1879, Dagestan.

1297h, i.e. 1879, Dagestan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,601
Posted By Rivkin
Much better resolution pictures are needed....

Much better resolution pictures are needed. Apparantly it is well signed and dated to something 12.. like (i.e. most likely first half of XIXth century). What would be especially helpful - singature,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2007, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,535
Posted By Rivkin
Ariel, since when do you read Persian Mirror ?...

Ariel, since when do you read Persian Mirror ? Now I am no bulat-knower, but the article is filled with strange things. The art of making bulat was lost and rediscovered by Anosov, who yet somehow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,535
Posted By Rivkin
I do not want to make comments on Dr. Feuerbach's...

I do not want to make comments on Dr. Feuerbach's thesis since I have not read it in its entirety. It is accepted among some, not without a reason, that "persian" bulat has more contrast than an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,154
Posted By Rivkin
nationalism

Gentlemen,

I owe you an apology for regularly bringing this issue up in a more controversial way than it should be. I also should probably define my position as precise as possible.

Indeed, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,535
Posted By Rivkin
Well, Shah Abbas I was quite specific (at least...

Well, Shah Abbas I was quite specific (at least to me) that indian bulat is better than a persian one. This obviously does not contradict the universal recognition of persian work, which one can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,222
Posted By Rivkin
Please show me where I stated that the swords...

Please show me where I stated that the swords were not in use in Philipinnes 50 years ago. As I said, I make general statements.

My opinion is very simple: 20 or so years ago it became fashionable...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,222
Posted By Rivkin
Unfortunately every single book I have read that...

Unfortunately every single book I have read that was coming up as an ultimate study of weapons, performed by a "culture carrier", about to destroy western myths and misunderstandings of local...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,222
Posted By Rivkin
Unfortunately I have no knowledge of Moro or SEA...

Unfortunately I have no knowledge of Moro or SEA weaponry whatsoever, therefore my comments are purely general observations of the field. Yes, 100 years a lot of mistakes where made, but I am quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,222
Posted By Rivkin
Gentlemen, I apologize for saying something very...

Gentlemen,

I apologize for saying something very controversial, but:
100 years ago a collector was typically a nobleman with a profound education, who upon feeling the approach of his demise would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,716
Posted By Rivkin
Just a thought - I did find somewhat similar...

Just a thought - I did find somewhat similar belts on weapons from Tibet/Central Asia. Image attached.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,222
Posted By Rivkin
I can hardly see any bigotry involved in...

I can hardly see any bigotry involved in disagreement over the exact dates of Moro-American war or who was the first european to arrive at Fillipines. After all the fuss I have seen no reference...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,293
Posted By Rivkin
To be completely honest, I did not like Nakov's...

To be completely honest, I did not like Nakov's thesis, sorry. None of his advisors really knows the subject, nor did he work with Astvatsaturjan/Gorelik. It seems that his goal was to prove...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,693
Posted By Rivkin
Second update of my literature database is now...

Second update of my literature database is now available. If you have not received the address of the database either I failed to send it to you (Chris Evans, your email does not work), or you have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2006, 04:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,983
Posted By Rivkin
The first dagger has a date on it - 1317, i.e....

The first dagger has a date on it - 1317, i.e. 1900 ad.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2006, 05:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,222
Posted By Rivkin
I am a vile man, therefore preferring struggle to...

I am a vile man, therefore preferring struggle to conformity... However, reading through articles, I liked all of them, with a few exceptions. I dislike the one by Cao Hangang.
Paleolithic Chinese,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2006, 01:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,222
Posted By Rivkin
Gentlemen, Great effort, congratulations. At the...

Gentlemen,

Great effort, congratulations. At the same time I do find certain articles hm... highly nationalistic I would say. Well, most of historians, especially those working on weapons are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2006, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,799
Posted By Rivkin
I watched the clip with an executioner. His...

I watched the clip with an executioner. His swords look like nickel-plated, I doubt they are really wootz. I think he may use Johar simply as synonymous to "good".
I do not know the details that...
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