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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By grendolino
Well, according to Elgood (Rajput arms &...

Well, according to Elgood (Rajput arms & armour, vol 1, p475) it could be contradictory: The plain one could be folder, as those with shorter spike and more complex crossbar are clearly marked as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,123
Posted By grendolino
Fully agreed. Vast pile of information and very...

Fully agreed. Vast pile of information and very well illustrated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,124
Posted By grendolino
Not a very simple one

Those sabres seems to me be not essentially a very simple ones but rather suitable for battle. All I have seen live or online were mounted on 18th century Hungarian or German blades, always being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 169,101
Posted By grendolino
Madaba Bedu

Few pictures from Roman Catholic Church in Madaba, Jordan.
First decade of 20th century when Madaba was reestablished.
Note Martini-Henry and some Shibriyas - specially this with studded handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 169,101
Posted By grendolino
Photo from Maharaja Ram Singh 2

One of the photos made by His Royal Highness Maharaja Ram Singh in his court in Jaipur in 1860
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By grendolino
Thank you, gentlemen

Thank you, gentlemen
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,300
Posted By grendolino
PoldiPezzoli

Agree. Poldi Pezzoli is woth a visit. Only two rooms but definetely worth a visit. Collection well presented and lit
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By grendolino
Red rust

Dear guys. Sorry to bother on The Edge od The years but let me Ask a practical question: does true oriental sword corrodes in red rust or is it the sign of poor modern Steel?
I am following The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,659
Posted By grendolino
Isn't this one quite similar fluted barrel...

Isn't this one quite similar fluted barrel stocked in poor jezail style?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By grendolino
to Ariel: But here is contradictory. The latin...

to Ariel: But here is contradictory. The latin script numbers are on the tulwar handle. And arabic script on the blade.

to Francatolin: the difference is in the finials of crossguards - yours are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,836
Posted By grendolino
merry, merry to everyone

Merry Christmas to all forumities ant their families.
Rare items shared, much knowledge exchanged. Less rust and no more stupid laws.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By grendolino
Indo-british

Hello everyone.
This is the item recently sold on e-auction.
Am I right it is british made or at least served in some Raj regiment?
Enclosed are the seler pictures of the scripture on the blade and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 42,662
Posted By grendolino
It is Rasak. Or rather Kariophili. The letters...

It is Rasak. Or rather Kariophili. The letters along the barrel are greek.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,836
Posted By grendolino
What a history

This somehow conventional Indian khanjar was sold lately by a well known Italian seller.
But not the item but its history had amazed me.
According to the seller's description it is a GIFT OF THE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,488
Posted By grendolino
Officialy everything made before 1945 is illegal...

Officialy everything made before 1945 is illegal to be taken abroad, such info hang in polish antiques shops. No matter if it is arm or sth different. But there is no border in fact, just a security...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,173
Posted By grendolino
Arab Enfield

I proudly present Arab ex-Enfield percussion gun, twin to those discussed in previous post:
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15903&highlight=enfield

The overall gun is consistent with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,961
Posted By grendolino
The grip is wood what makes me a little...

The grip is wood what makes me a little suspicious. On the other hand I was always intersted where they had so broad horns from.
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,570
Posted By grendolino
Polish sabre?

This item showed in the catalogue of one of european auction houses and was there named the Russian sabre, clearly upon the inscription on its back.
However it is of the sabre known as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,873
Posted By grendolino
I did offer some help from a nearby. Please read...

I did offer some help from a nearby. Please read the messages i've sent or write a mail to grendolino@wp.pl.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,230
Posted By grendolino
As I see we have focused here on gems as the more...

As I see we have focused here on gems as the more strange part of the NY khanjar.
I have two points for consideration:
Maeby NY khanjar got its gems in another country than it was made? They seem to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,230
Posted By grendolino
Another strangers for consideration

It is nice to see the khanjar from NY collection. I've seen two similar to it, though not so lavish, and i was interested where they are from.
The one on green was sold on auction site. The seller...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,705
Posted By grendolino
Hello to my gun guru! It is nice to post my...

Hello to my gun guru! It is nice to post my opinion to you and for such a topic.
Many oriental long guns have their butts made from layers (see moukhala, jezails, tufeks, caucasians). Some references...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,129
Posted By grendolino
Nice barrel for identification

Hello to all. It is my first post. I'll be glad to start with a question concerning nice barrel which I was just outbidden. For me it have an eastern look. Am I right?
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