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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2018, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Mercenary
Actually words "khanda" and...

Actually words "khanda" and "tulwar" (as well "kirch" and a few more) are just synonyms. The reason is in what time the word was using. "Khanda" is a word from old sanscrit and meant "sword" in that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Mercenary
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,592
Posted By Mercenary
Are there such "talismanic" on blades...

Are there such "talismanic" on blades of daggers, sabres, on shields, armour or on something else except blades of khanda/patissa? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,592
Posted By Mercenary
So we don't have accurate information about the...

So we don't have accurate information about the significance of the three holes except for the trade mark or just simple decoration (if only the owners of these swords was all educated philosophers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,592
Posted By Mercenary
Talismanic

Talismanic
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,592
Posted By Mercenary
There are a lot of patissa-khanda blades with...

There are a lot of patissa-khanda blades with holes and a little bit of sabre-tulwar blades. Why do you think?
It is need to see in what place of blade these holes located. In the most part it is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,592
Posted By Mercenary
Let me step into such an interesting discussion....

Let me step into such an interesting discussion. I have a question. Are there some images of Trimurti in the form of three circles somewhere in the Indian art tradition? I have never met them yet...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,568
Posted By Mercenary
Many thanks. I'll do.

Many thanks. I'll do.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,568
Posted By Mercenary
There was not any confrontation. But in any way...

There was not any confrontation. But in any way thank you very much for discussion.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,568
Posted By Mercenary
Mughal - tulwar, jamdhar, khapwa, elephant,...

Mughal - tulwar, jamdhar, khapwa, elephant, dress, lifestyle of rajas and sultans.
Turks-afghans in India in 12-15th - jamdhar, elephant, dress, lifestyle of rajas.
Turks in Iran - language (!), town...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,568
Posted By Mercenary
Mameluke swords in Europe in 19th. Didn't...

Mameluke swords in Europe in 19th. Didn't Europeans have their own weapons? The same Russians in Caucasus. Russian army was equiped with modern weapons as any other European army. What is "absense of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,568
Posted By Mercenary
Everything is easier. Russia was not colonial...

Everything is easier. Russia was not colonial empire and did not destroy local cultures - all of them still live. But I agree, russian = eclectic . When you are criticizing Russian you are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,568
Posted By Mercenary
[QUOTE=ariel]All true. I know of no other...

[QUOTE=ariel]All true.

I know of no other example where military victors so fully adopted external accoutrements of the vanquished.[QUOTE]

Mughals in India, turks in Iran&Transoxiana, turks in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,568
Posted By Mercenary
As well as Ottomans, all Turks, Central Asia,...

As well as Ottomans, all Turks, Central Asia, India, Japan, China, Caucasians - all of them borrowed local and outside traditions. Russians.... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,968
Posted By Mercenary
It remains to understand how deep the wounds must...

It remains to understand how deep the wounds must be in the case when the pearls or bearings in sabers were located at the base of the blade near the hilt ;)

A bit more. Is it so easy to make...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By Mercenary
Madu, maru etc it is not a shield with additional...

Madu, maru etc it is not a shield with additional blades. It is two-sided dagger with additional shield or without it. In origin it is weapon of Hindu ascetics made from two horns. And it is one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,968
Posted By Mercenary
Sometimes I speak about it. The problem with the...

Sometimes I speak about it. The problem with the knowledge of Indian weapons began when the European men started "studied" traditional Indian weapons in 19th. They were not ethnographers, art...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,968
Posted By Mercenary
Oops.. this thread of 2005. I am sorry. I know...

Oops.. this thread of 2005. I am sorry.
I know very well who is Jens and very grateful to him for his advices and knowledge which are always very valuable to me. Above I wrote about all of us - it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,968
Posted By Mercenary
Pearls or beads in the blades have nothing to do...

Pearls or beads in the blades have nothing to do with poison. The answer lies in the old Persian poetic momentum. "Shine of the blade" = "Shine of the pearl" = "Shine of life" (the life that had been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By Mercenary
Ariel, I am with you. There were combination...

Ariel, I am with you.

There were combination weapons. Also it is possible to keep two or three swords or daggers in each hand and one more in each foot and in mouth. It was usefull? Historically?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By Mercenary
to shayde78 The most part of bichua-daggers were...

to shayde78
The most part of bichua-daggers were made for right hand. So someone needs a long time to put a bichua on his right hand then take a kutar and where he should go after? Dagger in right...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By Mercenary
Now we need to take an Indian fist shield as it...

Now we need to take an Indian fist shield as it kept actually (not like in the picture), take a chilanum or a straight katari (the usual weapons of the Indian warriors instead of peshkabz) and get on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By Mercenary
Very interesting. But in reality used only tulvar...

Very interesting. But in reality used only tulvar and shield without any fantasies and such modern perversions ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,467
Posted By Mercenary
I completely agree. But as to the word...

I completely agree. But as to the word "bhuj" I have a slightly different consideration but in general you are right.


Great news! It is high time to update the terminology that has not changed for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,467
Posted By Mercenary
Pretty good will be to learn something new or...

Pretty good will be to learn something new or rather something old. For example that still now somewhere in India the jamdhar dagger it is still called as "tiger dagger" or "tiger knife". Or in...
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