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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By TVV
You are right, there are at least 2 such...

You are right, there are at least 2 such swords/long daggers, possibly even originating from the same shop. The decorative motif on the hilts and scabbards is 100% Moroccan. The bird's head on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 72
Posted By TVV
I do not think there is any doubt that this was...

I do not think there is any doubt that this was made in Morocco - blade, hilt and scabbard. It is also a very unique piece, possibly one of a kind. The three rings are interesting, giving two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By TVV
I believe Eytan is correct - see the thread...

I believe Eytan is correct - see the thread below:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20240

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By TVV
It is Sudanese, and the etched blade shows the...

It is Sudanese, and the etched blade shows the considerable influence Persian arms from the late 19th century had in Sudan.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd August 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By TVV
All items sold.

All items sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd August 2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By TVV
Finally, a Moro budiak with a laminated blade....

Finally, a Moro budiak with a laminated blade. The shaft has been cut in half, probably for transportation purposes and is held together with the brass band in the middle. Asking $200.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd August 2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By TVV
Third is this Peurise, asking $200.

Third is this Peurise, asking $200.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd August 2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By TVV
Next is an Aceh rencong with a pamor blade - it...

Next is an Aceh rencong with a pamor blade - it can probably also use a stain to bring the pattern out. Asking price for the rencong is $250.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd August 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By TVV
Pakayun, Aceh Pieces and a Budiak

These are some of my favorite SE Asian pieces left, but the time has come to let go so that I can focus entirely on African Islamic arms.


First is a pakayun, with a blade that I suspect has a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By TVV
Libya is an interesting question, but we have to...

Libya is an interesting question, but we have to remember that historically it was divided into a Fezzan, with a mostly Tuareg culture and weapons, Cyrenaica and Tripolitania. We know that there was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By TVV
Good question, which you may have answered in...

Good question, which you may have answered in your opening post. It really was not until Mohammad Ali attempted to arm the local peasants and drill them in European manner that the local population...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,063
Posted By TVV
Great images Ed, thank you for digging those up....

Great images Ed, thank you for digging those up. I know the discussion is on the hilts, but the one you posted from the Victoria & Albert Museum has a really interesting blade, probably Persian and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,063
Posted By TVV
On the subject of silver hilted kaskara in...

On the subject of silver hilted kaskara in published works, it is true that there is a scarcity of images. In Tirri's "Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa" in fig. 1-13 there are a couple...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,063
Posted By TVV
Ed, rather than repeat the research of others,...

Ed, rather than repeat the research of others, here is a link to a thread that was created by Iain for the discussion of double disc pommels:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18691

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,063
Posted By TVV
Ed, thank you very much for this essay. It is on...

Ed, thank you very much for this essay. It is on a very interesting topic that nobody has tackled before, and I learned a lot from reading it. The essay is very well written as well.

I have a couple...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By TVV
That is a great question. Sadly, I do not have...

That is a great question. Sadly, I do not have any older nimchas in my collection where I can examine the hilt, but I suspect that the fancier Algerian ones with tortoise shell hilts have scales and...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By TVV
Kubur, I am sure this thread will soon receive...

Kubur,

I am sure this thread will soon receive plenty of responses from those, who have studied these old backsword blades a lot better than me. Comparing your image to those published on the Passau...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By TVV
I finally got a copy, mostly due to my interest...

I finally got a copy, mostly due to my interest in the chapter on broadswords, as it shows more examples than the Furusiyya Foundation book, and to some extent because of the chapter on Mameluke...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By TVV
Nice nimcha, which demonstrates the diversity of...

Nice nimcha, which demonstrates the diversity of blades that were mounted on Moroccan handles. Considering that we have seen examples ranging from 18th century backsword blades through a variety of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,691
Posted By TVV
From what I understand based on modern research...

From what I understand based on modern research the casualties that were a direct result of the longbow in both these battles have been highly exaggerated and somewhat of a myth. The French cavalry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,625
Posted By TVV
Jim, Thank you for the thorough response. In...

Jim,

Thank you for the thorough response. In Buttin's plate XXX, a I find it interesting that while the vast majority of weapons are clearly Arab in form, for example the khanjars/jambiya, in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By TVV
Congratulations Ivo, dzeferdars are not easy to...

Congratulations Ivo, dzeferdars are not easy to find at least in my experience, and this is a really nice gun with a superb, older barrel. You may have seen the one I posted some years ago in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By TVV
No worries, I was just confused as to whether...

No worries, I was just confused as to whether there may have been some new information that pinpoints these at least in terms of geographic area. To sum it up, Zirngibl thought these may be from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By TVV
Detlef, do you have some information that has...

Detlef, do you have some information that has made you change your attribution from September on these knives?

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23179&highlight=senegal

Regards,
Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By TVV
Jose, I am referring to Stephen Gracie...

Jose,

I am referring to Stephen Gracie "Jambiya, Daggers from the Ancient Souqs of Yemen". There are threads on the book somewhere in the forum, and in my opinion, it is probably the best book on...
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