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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2018, 07:39 PM
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Posted By digenis
Line one: "The whole world presses me to...

Line one: "The whole world presses me to reject my friends when I am in foreign lands"
Line two: In the mountains we lived in the forests we walked quickly to go forward I'm burning (?) behind me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By digenis
I'm with kubur: looks like a sehalik to me.

I'm with kubur: looks like a sehalik to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By digenis
The flea market on Sunday has a lot of vendors...

The flea market on Sunday has a lot of vendors with items laying all over the place. Many of these vendors have local stores but others do not. When going down to the Monastiraki area check out a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By digenis
I think the quality and quantity of antique...

I think the quality and quantity of antique weapons in Athens is better than in Thessaloniki. Prices are high (but not as high as in the Capali Carsi). Two categories of shops: High end with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,543
Posted By digenis
I am planning on being there.

I am planning on being there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By digenis
According to Greek sources these...

According to Greek sources these "knee-pistols" were primarily used in the maritime environment by sailors. I guess when boarding an enemy vessel or defending against such action they would serve as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,563
Posted By digenis
There were plenty recently made swords of that...

There were plenty recently made swords of that type when I visited the lake Nasser region near the Egyptian-Sudanese border a few years ago.

I am not expressing an opinion on yours.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By digenis
True assuming the blade ID is correct.

True assuming the blade ID is correct.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By digenis
Remember also that there was a French presence in...

Remember also that there was a French presence in the Ionian islands and the Western coast of mainland Greece during the Napoleonic era. In fact, after the British captured the Ionian islands from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By digenis
Eftihi, I have a Ottoman shamshir with the...

Eftihi,

I have a Ottoman shamshir with the identical blade. I'll try to post pictures later. Different scabbard though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By digenis
I just received this book and at first glance it...

I just received this book and at first glance it looks absolutely superb. IMHO destined to be a classic text on eastern swords.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,967
Posted By digenis
When I was in Sarajevo, Bosnia I hung out in the...

When I was in Sarajevo, Bosnia I hung out in the old bazaar area of town (looking for old weapons...). During this time I befriended many of the local antique dealers. They showed me numerous...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,967
Posted By digenis
I just received my copy of the book. Excellent...

I just received my copy of the book. Excellent in every sense of the word.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,458
Posted By digenis
Kurt, Don't leave us! This place probably has a...

Kurt,

Don't leave us! This place probably has a high percentage of the people world-wide that have an interest in ethnographic arms collecting! It is a small but high quality group and every...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,061
Posted By digenis
Jerseyman, It has been several years since I...

Jerseyman,

It has been several years since I have visited Seoul and but I recall that there were almost no ethnographic weapons available for sale. Hopefully things have changed. There is a street...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By digenis
I enjoyed the book. However, I do think the...

I enjoyed the book. However, I do think the author shortchanged actual Greek weapons manufacture, silver smith work from Jannina in Epirus and as previously mentioned Cretan and island work in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,282
Posted By digenis
Jimmy, Rest in Peace. I'll light a candle for...

Jimmy,

Rest in Peace. I'll light a candle for you at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in D.C. this weekend in honor of your memory. Kali Anapafsi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,186
Posted By digenis
Does the blade have an edge on it? I reminds me...

Does the blade have an edge on it? I reminds me somewhat of swords made for Masonic ceremonies ("light of the orient", etc). Some of these swords were made fairly well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,121
Posted By digenis
A short visit to one of the bazaars in Kabul,...

A short visit to one of the bazaars in Kabul, Afghanistan will provide the interested collector a sample of the wildest array of composite or new "old" weapons. Some of these creations must have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,142
Posted By digenis
I have picked up several items at Czerny's,...

I have picked up several items at Czerny's, Auctions Imperial and Hermann Historica. I do think the prices have gone through the roof. Nonetheless, you do find excellent quality items in these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By digenis
To me it looks like a tourist piece made mid 20th...

To me it looks like a tourist piece made mid 20th century when the "tourist piece" industry was more primitive in India and pieces had some regional, handmade or unique elements.

I am not an expert...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,014
Posted By digenis
My prayers for the speedy recovery of Urszula and...

My prayers for the speedy recovery of Urszula and for strength for Tom and the family.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,017
Posted By digenis
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,378
Posted By digenis
Very interesting discussion. I think that it is...

Very interesting discussion. I think that it is fair to categorize weapons and accoutrements produced in the Ottoman empire as "Ottoman". I think there is an Ottoman esthetic that resonates on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By digenis
Thanks for posting. Great photos.

Thanks for posting. Great photos.
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