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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By kwiatek
It might be 'Mir 'Ali', though it is written very...

It might be 'Mir 'Ali', though it is written very strangely, as you point out
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By kwiatek
“General Cunningham” :-)

“General Cunningham”

:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By kwiatek
The Turkish inscription says: Ustası...

The Turkish inscription says:

Ustası Giridli Selim [1]322

“Its maker, Selim from Crete. [1]322 (1904-5 AD)“
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By kwiatek
Thank you for sharing photos and to all of you...

Thank you for sharing photos and to all of you for your knowledge. That is what is nice about forums like this one
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By kwiatek
This inscription looks genuine to me. Other...

This inscription looks genuine to me. Other members of the forum will be able to give technical information that I cannot about the lock etc and whether all of the parts belong together. If it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By kwiatek
And I should add, it's Persian, not Arabic

And I should add, it's Persian, not Arabic
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By kwiatek
The inscription is of a type associated with the...

The inscription is of a type associated with the Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Nizam 'Ali Khan Asaf Jah II (d. 1803). I have only ever seen these on Char Aina, but yours is the same style of inscription....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,101
Posted By kwiatek
The inscription on the barrel says...

The inscription on the barrel says

ستة ٢٨٢

“Year (1)282” which is equivalent to 1865-6

The other inscription is more tricky. I think it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By kwiatek
Very interesting piece. I don’t think it’s a...

Very interesting piece. I don’t think it’s a date. It looks like, with a slightly strange spelling

الحافظا الله

“The Protector is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,747
Posted By kwiatek
Thanks for posting these. Interesting pieces. I...

Thanks for posting these. Interesting pieces. I would read them as you have done and give a reading for one of the names:

1334 AH (1915-16)
Work of Lutf (Latif?), owner ‘Ali Muhammad Vali Oghli...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,990
Posted By kwiatek
I think I answered this before but perhaps it...

I think I answered this before but perhaps it wasn’t clear. This isn’t a royal tughra, it’s an owner’s inscription in tughra form, which is quite common

صاحب...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By kwiatek
I may be barking up the wrong tree, but is that...

I may be barking up the wrong tree, but is that not a very small trisula in the point of the cartouche? I wonder if this is not a hybrid stamp made by a Hindu artisan/for a Hindu patron but inspired...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By kwiatek
I think this contains a form of the ubiquitous...

I think this contains a form of the ubiquitous legend

banda-yi shah-i vilayat ...

'Slave of the King of Trusteeship (i.e. 'Ali)', found in association with the name of one of the Safavid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By kwiatek
سنه sana “Year” I seem to...

سنه

sana

“Year”

I seem to remember that there are loads of these daggers in Bern in the Historisches Museum. There might be one with the same design - I would check the catalogue...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By kwiatek
I think you are probably right. I agree it looks...

I think you are probably right. I agree it looks 19th-century and that 125(0) would fit better. Also, normally only one digit is normally missed out in a date.

Though Persians never wrote 5 this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By kwiatek
I would suggest the date rather as...

I would suggest the date rather as

سنه (٠٠)١٢

"Year 12(00)”

1200=1785-6

What people have read as two zeros/fives are part of the decoration/flowers. A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By kwiatek
This is a couplet in Urdu from a Marsiya (a...

This is a couplet in Urdu from a Marsiya (a Shi’ite elegiac poem on the martyrs of Karbala) by the famous Urdu poet Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabir


شمشیر...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By kwiatek
You are welcome, thanks for sharing your knife...

You are welcome, thanks for sharing your knife with us.

Actually, since it is Turkish you should probably transliterate it as

amel-i hüseyin

“Work of Hüseyin”
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By kwiatek
It is عمل...

It is

عمل حسين

'amal husayn

'Work of Husayn'
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By kwiatek
I am familiar with calculating Abjad but if you...

I am familiar with calculating Abjad but if you are referring to the sword you posted a link to, I doubt very much it is an abjad chronogram.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,294
Posted By kwiatek
Yes I had realized it was upside down. I would...

Yes I had realized it was upside down.

I would be amazed if it was Bosnian, but I am prepared to be amazed if anyone can come up with a reading.

Could be talismanic, but you should still be able to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,294
Posted By kwiatek
Well, they are where you would expect the date to...

Well, they are where you would expect the date to be on an inscription of this type and they could be conceivably be 2**7, but the middle digits do not resemble anything much and even if they did,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,001
Posted By kwiatek
Where in India do you think this is from? Might...

Where in India do you think this is from? Might help with the inscription
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,294
Posted By kwiatek
Neither the words nor the numbers make any sense...

Neither the words nor the numbers make any sense to me in either Arabic, Persian or Turkish
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,990
Posted By kwiatek
To the right of the tughra عمل...

To the right of the tughra

عمل صالح

“Work of Salih”

The tughra itself is an owner’s inscription, probably

صاحب...
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