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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,976
Posted By TVV
Jim, Thank you for the thorough response. In...

Jim,

Thank you for the thorough response. In Buttin's plate XXX, a I find it interesting that while the vast majority of weapons are clearly Arab in form, for example the khanjars/jambiya, in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By TVV
Congratulations Ivo, dzeferdars are not easy to...

Congratulations Ivo, dzeferdars are not easy to find at least in my experience, and this is a really nice gun with a superb, older barrel. You may have seen the one I posted some years ago in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By TVV
No worries, I was just confused as to whether...

No worries, I was just confused as to whether there may have been some new information that pinpoints these at least in terms of geographic area. To sum it up, Zirngibl thought these may be from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By TVV
Detlef, do you have some information that has...

Detlef, do you have some information that has made you change your attribution from September on these knives?

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23179&highlight=senegal

Regards,
Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By TVV
Jose, I am referring to Stephen Gracie...

Jose,

I am referring to Stephen Gracie "Jambiya, Daggers from the Ancient Souqs of Yemen". There are threads on the book somewhere in the forum, and in my opinion, it is probably the best book on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By TVV
Very nice jambiya, congratulations. Gracie shows...

Very nice jambiya, congratulations. Gracie shows a very similar jambiya on p.130, described as Zabidi, from an area 50 km south of Hodeida. So not from Asir, but further south along the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,976
Posted By TVV
Here is another Zanzibari saif, and while the...

Here is another Zanzibari saif, and while the discussion so far has focused on the hilts, the blades are also interesting. In this case the blade is single edged and almost straight, with 4 shallow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By TVV
In the ones I have seen the weapons fit between...

In the ones I have seen the weapons fit between the leather layers of the selahlik. It is bizarre that there is no hole for the weapons to pass, so could this have been made for the purpose of folk...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By TVV
The first parts states "this sabre belonged...

The first parts states "this sabre belonged to the Voevoda..." and then lists the name of the Voevoda, which I cannot quite make out, plus I am not familiar with the Serbian/Montenegrin voevodas....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By TVV
Iain and Ed, thank you for your responses. I...

Iain and Ed, thank you for your responses. I believe the writing is the same as on the Oriental Arms sold gurade, in which case it would be "Comptoir Europeen" under the lion of Judah and "Acier...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,237
Posted By TVV
When it comes to the hilt, if you trace out the...

When it comes to the hilt, if you trace out the contours of the grip and the guard, the closest match in terms of pure shape is the group of nimchas that usually have a hilt with tortoise shell and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,237
Posted By TVV
Ivory on Maghrebi nimcha hilts is indeed rare. In...

Ivory on Maghrebi nimcha hilts is indeed rare. In my pictures archive I found one that is currently exhibited in a museum in Israel. There is another one which is currently for sale, so I cannot post...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By TVV
I think I solved the origin of the Ethiopian...

I think I solved the origin of the Ethiopian blade: it was from a gurade, probably produced in France (based on the French writing at the base of the blade). Here is a link to an example in Oriental...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,237
Posted By TVV
Ariel, To me the swords from Hales book, which...

Ariel,

To me the swords from Hales book, which we have seen used in the Comoros, are different in terms of shape, decoration and guard, and I suspect at least a century later. A better comparison...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,237
Posted By TVV
Ariel, Good question on the hilt. Assuming the...

Ariel,

Good question on the hilt. Assuming the blade is Indian and the whole sword collected in Mysore, it would be tempting to think it could be from Southern Arabia. However, I am afraid it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,237
Posted By TVV
I did not interpret Ariel's post to suggest the...

I did not interpret Ariel's post to suggest the ivory hilted sword is not a genuine antique. I cannot speak for him, but it sounded like he doubted the Caucasus attribution. Personally, to me an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By TVV
The second, shorter sword is more interesting....

The second, shorter sword is more interesting. Its scabbard has not been preserved as well, but it is much better made. The hilt is longer, but the blade is shorter: the entire sword outside of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By TVV
A Couople of Sudanese Swords (Kaskara) for Comment

I just received a couple of Sudan hilted swords with interesting blades. The one with the longer blade and the better preserved (newer) scabbard measures 40(101.6 cm) inches overall with hilt outside...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By TVV
I have handled and seen quite a few...

I have handled and seen quite a few "karakulaks", and this blade looks very much like one, based on overall shape, the integral bolster, the crude blade mark and the acid etch showing evidence of an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,573
Posted By TVV
I do not think there is such a thing as "too...

I do not think there is such a thing as "too many" tanchikas, especially if they are as nice as this one. Congratulations on a truly great piece. The barrel is most definitely damascus, and probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By TVV
Is the blade definitely French, with French...

Is the blade definitely French, with French markings on the spine? There were quite a few yataghan bladed bayonets in the second half of the 19th century, including on Martini-Henry rifles used by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,237
Posted By TVV
Ariel, glad you acquired this sword and thank you...

Ariel, glad you acquired this sword and thank you for sharing it here for discussion. From what I remember from the auction pictures you have also done an excellent job cleaning it. I wonder if the...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By TVV
Ariel, glad you acquired this sword and thank you...

Ariel, glad you acquired this sword and thank you for sharing it here for discussion. From what I remember from the auction pictures you have also done an excellent job cleaning it. I wonder if the...
Forum: Swap Forum 24th March 2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By TVV
Here is what is left currently, with slightly...

Here is what is left currently, with slightly lowered prices:
- Kris with scabbard, the blade was broken and re-forged together in the past - $90;
- Pedang with brass fittings on the scabbard -...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd March 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By TVV
Pedang Lurus and Pedand 01 now sold.

Pedang Lurus and Pedand 01 now sold.
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