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Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Exactly! And this appears to be a general...

Exactly!

And this appears to be a general confusion not only yours.

Then why would a "Pietro Caino" mark his blades with a crowned "S" or "MS" and not his initial letters?! (see the example in the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By mariusgmioc
Information on CAINO blades

Hello,

Can anyone help me please with some information on CAINO swordsmiths?

Regards,

Marius
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By mariusgmioc
These are very different as they don-t have the...

These are very different as they don-t have the useless front/push/pizza-cutting edge.

Moreover, the under-grip edge might be extremely effective (like a korambi/lavi ayam knife)...

while the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By mariusgmioc
Nope! Neither Eastern, nor Western and not even...

Nope!

Neither Eastern, nor Western and not even weapon, but purely fantasy "thing." :cool:

These "things" (because I cannot in good faith call it a weapon) are completely unpractical as even a...
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 579
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very interesting indeed! The blade is indeed of...

Very interesting indeed!

The blade is indeed of typical European shape but I see no reason why Indian smiths couldn't do it to meet a more specific European demand.

:shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 579
Posted By mariusgmioc
That blade is quite obviously pattern welded....

That blade is quite obviously pattern welded.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattern_welding

Moreover, the pattern looks very similar to the pattern I have seen on some Indian Tulwars.

Indian or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By mariusgmioc
Regarding wootz, I believe Dr. Ann Feuerbach is...

Regarding wootz, I believe Dr. Ann Feuerbach is one of the best sources of information (if not THE best). She has published several very well written and quite easily readable articles on this topic....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By mariusgmioc
Regarding the sword in the original photo, I see...

Regarding the sword in the original photo, I see no indication pointing towards Russian origin.

Why "yataghan" and why not "sousun pattah"... and...

... why Russian and not Indian?!

The scabbard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 26,184
Posted By mariusgmioc
I am not sure I am allowed to. :confused: Better...

I am not sure I am allowed to. :confused:

Better let everybody who is really interested download it directly from Ann Feuerbach website on Accademia.

Ann Feuerbach wrote so many more very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 26,184
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Ariel! With a little effort I managed...

Thank you Ariel!

With a little effort I managed to download this article and a couple more. Very interesting reading indeed and very easy to read.
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, While it is very difficult to judge from...

Hello,
While it is very difficult to judge from the photos, the blade of the first example appears to be pattern welded and not wootz. And even if it is wootz, it definitely does not have the fine...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wow... Thank you for this thread and all the...

Wow...
Thank you for this thread and all the answers it stirred! 😊
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By mariusgmioc
If you notice they are also wearing a red...

If you notice they are also wearing a red sash.

In Hinduism red represents the Shakti.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakti

A red colored dress is put on deities who are charitable, brave,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By mariusgmioc
It is the traditional outfit for the Balinese...

It is the traditional outfit for the Balinese Barung dance... I guess.
But I have no idea of the symbolism of the flower. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By mariusgmioc
It seems modern replica. To me it even seems to...

It seems modern replica.

To me it even seems to have some arc welds (see arrows).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Kwiatek again! :) :) :)

Thank you Kwiatek again!

:) :) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very nice example! And yes, it may be wootz. But...

Very nice example! And yes, it may be wootz.

But it is a full size.

Many Indian weapons have very small hilts because many Indians have very small hands. And this was even more so the case in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you very much for the feedback! I was also...

Thank you very much for the feedback!

I was also thinking about 1224... :) (albeit the 4 looks rather odd, but it is possible to have some part of it missing)

However, it appears there is more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yataghan cartouche translation

Hello,

Can anyone please help me with the translation of the text in the cartouche of this yataghan?!

Is there a date where the arrow is pointing (maybe upside down)?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very good quality example from around 1950-1980...

Very good quality example from around 1950-1980 ... I would guess. :)
Forum: European Armoury 31st October 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,149
Posted By mariusgmioc
First, in my opinion the piece in the original...

First, in my opinion the piece in the original posting is not a stiletto but a dagger.

A stiletto is characterised by the long, sleek triangular blade.

Of course, some may call every knife with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By mariusgmioc
My two cents: typical Shan.

My two cents: typical Shan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes, Algerian indeed, but in the style of...

Yes, Algerian indeed, but in the style of European military daggers.

Very interesting! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By mariusgmioc
The geometry of the cracks is consistent with...

The geometry of the cracks is consistent with ivory.

From all I know there are some ivorine resins that crack, but without round/circular cracks. Round/circular cracks are specific to ivory as they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By mariusgmioc
How it behaves: if it melts is plastic; if it...

How it behaves: if it melts is plastic; if it smells like "dentist" is ivory.

For polishing you can use sandpaper, 600-800 grit and give it a few rapid rubs. If it is ivory will smell like...
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