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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2020, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Zifir
Thank you Teodor, I am doing ok now. Best,

Thank you Teodor, I am doing ok now.

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,684
Posted By Zifir
It's "yadigar-ı İstanbul" (A memento for...

It's "yadigar-ı İstanbul" (A memento for Istanbul). There is also a very stylistic word after the date, but i could not read it.

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,262
Posted By Zifir
As Teodor pointed out, these are the names of...

As Teodor pointed out, these are the names of seven sleepers and their dog:

"Yemliha, Mekselina, Mislina, Mernuş, Debernuş, Şazenuş, Kefeştatayuş, and Kıtmir."

They inscribed them on yatağans,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,368
Posted By Zifir
The second one: Sine-i Adaya ya Rab bu bıçağı...

The second one:
Sine-i Adaya ya Rab bu bıçağı kıl nişan,
Sahibine verme ya Rab ömrü oldukça zeval


Which can be roughly translated:
Let this knife be a sign on the bossom of the enemy
Don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,368
Posted By Zifir
The first one: The names of the Seven Sleepers...

The first one:
The names of the Seven Sleepers and their dog. "Yemliha, Mekselina, Mislina, Mernuş, Debernuş, Şazenuş, Kefeştatayuş, and Kıtmir"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,032
Posted By Zifir
Erlikhan, the letters at the top right are...

Erlikhan, the letters at the top right are A(elif) L (lam) H (he) / the top left are H (ha) - V (ve) T (tı). They are written seperately, not forming words, that's why I called them ebced letters....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,032
Posted By Zifir
Hi erlikhan, In the first inscription, there...

Hi erlikhan,
In the first inscription, there are some letters at the top. And I don't know their meaning. They are (elif-lam-he / Ha-vav-tı). Maybe ebced letters ?

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 46,393
Posted By Zifir
Hi Teodor, I could not see any date there. Are...

Hi Teodor,
I could not see any date there. Are you by any chance referring to the letter "Y/İ" ى at the top of the maker's name? If so, that's just a stylistic writing of the name ABDİ with (Y/İ)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 46,393
Posted By Zifir
Hi, Amel-i Abdi, Sahib Memiş Ağa / Work of...

Hi,

Amel-i Abdi, Sahib Memiş Ağa / Work of Abdi, Owner Memiş Agha
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,091
Posted By Zifir
Hi Valjhun, The inscription reads as; ...

Hi Valjhun,
The inscription reads as;

Amel-i Hasan, Sahib Hasan - Tevekkeli ala Haliki Abd

Work of Hasan, Owner Hasan - his servant put his trust in his Creator

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,221
Posted By Zifir
I believe they are arabified versions of Roman...

I believe they are arabified versions of Roman names.
:shrug: Ottoman Turks probably learned them through Arab/Islamic sources.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,608
Posted By Zifir
Amel-i Mustafa Sahib Ali Sene 1268 Work of...

Amel-i Mustafa Sahib Ali Sene 1268

Work of Mustafa, Owner Ali Year 1851/52
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,608
Posted By Zifir
Hi, The first line is: Kendi nutk-ı pakdır...

Hi,
The first line is:
Kendi nutk-ı pakdır nutk eyleyen Perverdegar

can be roughly translated as; His word is true/well spoken since it's Allah who makes him speak - referring to Ali

Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,891
Posted By Zifir
Turkish or rather Ottoman, the title Agha mostly...

Turkish or rather Ottoman, the title Agha mostly denotes membership to the Ottoman military class, and the formula "amel-i ......., sahib ve malik ....." is found in ottoman made weapons.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,338
Posted By Zifir
About the stamp.

About the stamp.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,891
Posted By Zifir
Inscription: Amel-i Mehmed Ağa Sahib ve...

Inscription:

Amel-i Mehmed Ağa Sahib ve Malik Ahmed / Work of Mehmed Agha - Owner Ahmed
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,432
Posted By Zifir
Hi Efhitis, Name of the maker, owner and...

Hi Efhitis,

Name of the maker, owner and date are as follows:

Amel-i Osman Beşe Cemaat 3 Sahib İbrahim Beşe Sene 1111

Work of Osman Beşe of 3rd Janissary Cemaat, Owner İbrahim Beşe, Year...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,221
Posted By Zifir
Post #3, similarly some of the names of seven...

Post #3,
similarly some of the names of seven sleepers:
Yemliha, Meksalina, Mislina, Mernuş, Debernuş
but the rest are missing.

I am not very sure about the makers name, and I could not the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,221
Posted By Zifir
Post # 2 Names of seven sleepers and their...

Post # 2
Names of seven sleepers and their dog:
Yemliha, Meksalina, Mislina, Mernuş, Debernuş, Sazenuş, Kefestetayuş, Kıtmir
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,221
Posted By Zifir
Post # 4 Maşae Allah, 1239, sahib Mustafa /...

Post # 4

Maşae Allah, 1239, sahib Mustafa / As Allah wishes or willed (a phrase used to show appreciation -as well as to avoid casting a bad eye on something), Year 1823-24, owner Mustafa
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,221
Posted By Zifir
I will start with the post #5: As far as I...

I will start with the post #5:

As far as I see it's; li-sene 1331 / Year 1912/13

The inscription:
Lâ fetâ illâ Ali, lâ seyfe illâ Zülfikâr / There is no hero like Ali, there is no sword like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 46,393
Posted By Zifir
Again the Turkish parts. By the way Teodor, these...

Again the Turkish parts. By the way Teodor, these inscriptions are very interesting, I have not seen similar ones until now. The second one is little bit heavy metallish though :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 46,393
Posted By Zifir
Turkish part of the inscription - though I am not...

Turkish part of the inscription - though I am not sure about the last word. And my translation to English is as close as possible to Turkish meaning.
Best,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 46,393
Posted By Zifir
Hi Teodor, You can find translations in the...

Hi Teodor,
You can find translations in the attachments.
Regards,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,069
Posted By Zifir
Hi, here is the translation Best,

Hi,
here is the translation

Best,
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