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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:21 AM
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Posted By ariel
Gavin, Of course the 3-riveted handle belongs to...

Gavin,
Of course the 3-riveted handle belongs to the Afghani pseudoshashka.
I showed it only for the size of the rivets, to compare with 5 small rivets on the Bukharan examples. I thought I made it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,665
Posted By ariel
Re: shashka with agate handle. Flindt...

Re: shashka with agate handle.
Flindt specifically states the rivets on wooden and horn handles. Agate doesn't seem to relate here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By ariel
Here it is: sales@historyswords.com Enjoy the...

Here it is:


sales@historyswords.com

Enjoy the book!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By ariel
Here is mine. A single wide and gently rounded...

Here is mine.
A single wide and gently rounded fuller, 2 markings, a "star" and Genoese "jaws"
I would guess we may have a reasonably high degree of certainty that the blade is European.

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By ariel
I am proud to have some of my examples featured...

I am proud to have some of my examples featured there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By ariel
Your 1826 yataghan sports a "usual"...

Your 1826 yataghan sports a "usual" blade.

What is interesting about Zeibek yataghans is their length, almost complete lack of decoration and the form and proportions of the blade. They do not have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By ariel
Can you post some pic, please? I do not think I...

Can you post some pic, please?

I do not think I will be booking a trip to Kanchipuram any time soon, but would love to see the creatures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By ariel
My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,665
Posted By ariel
This is just like the one you yourself rejected...

This is just like the one you yourself rejected on the Russian forum because the handle is a replacement.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,262
Posted By ariel
Having known Oliver Pinchot for many years , I...

Having known Oliver Pinchot for many years , I can assure you that he is an extremely competent person when Islamic weapons are considered.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,665
Posted By ariel
Sorry, but this is a circular argument: "...

Sorry, but this is a circular argument: " Vereshchagin's depiction of a Bukharan shashka with 3 rivets is historically correct because Vereshchagin painted a Bukharan shashka with 3 rivets"


And...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,665
Posted By ariel
Jens, This passage in Flindt's article is very...

Jens,
This passage in Flindt's article is very confusing, and I read it differently.

According to Flindt, it is the large size of the rivets that is the " Bukharan characteristics"

If so, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,262
Posted By ariel
Jim pre-empted my comment re. Oliver's texts for...

Jim pre-empted my comment re. Oliver's texts for the Wagner's collection book, but I must add my personal view.

There are several " personal collection" books on the market. Tirri's was a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,262
Posted By ariel
Good! You will find answers to your questions.

Good!

You will find answers to your questions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ariel
Here are mine.

Here are mine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,262
Posted By ariel
Mahratt: Drs. Alexander and Pyhrr are not...

Mahratt:
Drs. Alexander and Pyhrr are not amateurs. Please read CAREFULLY the text to the items on pages 56 and 66. Then, perhaps, you would understand the complexity of attribution and the depth of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,262
Posted By ariel
Estcrh: Have you noted a whole bunch of...

Estcrh:
Have you noted a whole bunch of "smileys" in my message?:-)))))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By ariel
Several years ago in Vienna I saw a beautiful...

Several years ago in Vienna I saw a beautiful Algerian nimcha with a label " tulwar" ( or something like that).
Luckily, the director was there by a crazy chance and I approached him. He was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,665
Posted By ariel
Flindt describes there general structure of all...

Flindt describes there general structure of all Bukharan handles. No argument about kards and bichaks.
I am asking specifically about "shashkas" . All his examples and all I have seen or handled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,262
Posted By ariel
I would be very interested in your enumeration of...

I would be very interested in your enumeration of imperfections of the texts ( plural). Always good to learn from a specialist. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,262
Posted By ariel
In a couple of places I had time to look at, -...

In a couple of places I had time to look at, - yes. I have no problem with it. Wootz is a Europeanized variant of the indian ukku ( or whatever the correct phonetization might have been)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,262
Posted By ariel
Well, I guess David Alexander and Stuart Pyhrr...

Well, I guess David Alexander and Stuart Pyhrr know a thing or two about wootz, shamshirs, kilijes and khanjars:-)))

Generally, a short-bladed weapon is generically called a "dagger" when it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,665
Posted By ariel
Please pay attention: I am specifically...

Please pay attention: I am specifically mentioning Bukharan shashkas. Not P'chaks. If you have an example of a shashka with 3 rivets, please show it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,665
Posted By ariel
Yes, there were Bukharan " shashkas"...

Yes, there were Bukharan " shashkas" with 4 rivets. But they were an exception while the 5 riveted hilt was the "hallmark", as I wrote. Never 3 in a row. Vereshchagin just erred. Not a big deal.

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,577
Posted By ariel
Gavin, As I told from the very beginning, it IS...

Gavin,
As I told from the very beginning, it IS a good and useful book.
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