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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2018, 03:41 AM
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Posted By ariel
Thanks!!!

Thanks!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2018, 05:31 PM
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Views: 350
Posted By ariel
How do you do it with instant coffee?

How do you do it with instant coffee?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By ariel
Agree about the blade: first class! Also agree on...

Agree about the blade: first class!
Also agree on the metal repair of the handle.

The scabbard is obviously not original: too poor for the dagger. But it is this jambiya’s fourth or fifths one....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By ariel
Based on the dimensions of the scabbard ( see...

Based on the dimensions of the scabbard ( see picture), it must have contained a Mother of all Koras:-)

Brits have suffered heavy casualties from Koras while storming their defences.

My Nepalese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By ariel
None whatsoever:-) I see your point about the...

None whatsoever:-)
I see your point about the "folds" on the handle, but have no idea whether they are applicable.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By ariel
It is not" could be" :-) It was . Here...

It is not" could be" :-) It was .
Here is a picture of native Nepalese soldiers carrying Koras.
Couple of them in the first row show Koras in their easily recognizable scabbards, and in the rest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By ariel
What makes you believe that it is from there?

What makes you believe that it is from there?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By ariel
Thanks to all!

Thanks to all!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By ariel
Marius, You obviously do not belong to the...

Marius,
You obviously do not belong to the Polish school of classification of swords:-) They consider a handle as the crucial element because it determines the manner of fencing.
Indeed, we have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By ariel
Arms museums in Milan?

I will be in Milan in a month.
Any museums with oriental arms there?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By ariel
Among many examples there is one with the word...

Among many examples there is one with the word “khanda” in the inscription.
But only one.
There are several non-spatulated blades without handles, there are several non-spatulated ones with Tulwar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By ariel
When we had only Rawson, Egerton and Stone the...

When we had only Rawson, Egerton and Stone the answer would have been much easier: straight blade without widened tip, lack of retaining plates = Firangi when the blade is European or Dhup when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,592
Posted By ariel
And another one: three plugs close to the tip

And another one: three plugs close to the tip
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,592
Posted By ariel
Here is an example: Indian tulwar with 2 plugs,...

Here is an example: Indian tulwar with 2 plugs, one at each end of the blade.
One can wonder about the one close to the handle, but the one near the tip could not be used for a brace:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By ariel
What about swords and daggers?

What about swords and daggers?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By ariel
I am in the Syrian camp:-) Balkans would be my...

I am in the Syrian camp:-)
Balkans would be my distant second choice.

Overall, I agree with Kubur: not Persian at all.
Happy New Year!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By ariel
The use of British blades on Indian sword is well...

The use of British blades on Indian sword is well known.
Recall Lew Nolan and his story of devastating cuts made by Indian cavalrymen armed with 1796 blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,592
Posted By ariel
Under normal circumstances I would agree that a...

Under normal circumstances I would agree that a single medial hole, filled or not, in the case of Jens’ sword and the one in #42 is just a remainder of the old brace. I do have a saber with an old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By ariel
Hope you are not saying it in company of Gurkhas...

Hope you are not saying it in company of Gurkhas or Chilean commandos.

It would be sad for all of us to lose you:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,586
Posted By ariel
You are correct, and I mentioned this point in...

You are correct, and I mentioned this point in the last sentence.
Still, with iron weapons available within the trading area, potentially including even the Philistines, I still think that Occam rule...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,586
Posted By ariel
A very famous and highly professional and...

A very famous and highly professional and talented bladesmith from Russia by the name Leonid Arkhangelski described in his book “ Damascus Steel” his attempts to make a knife blade out of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 80,703
Posted By ariel
This is a very interesting sword. We do not know...

This is a very interesting sword. We do not know its original name, but are just using "Kabiani Khmali": sword with a skirt ( see the scabbard), supposedly indigenous to Svanetia and Imeretia. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,568
Posted By ariel
I agree. Adoption and migration of weapons is a ...

I agree. Adoption and migration of weapons is a very interesting topic.

. One can discuss India ( Mughal vs. Rajputs vs. South vs. Iran etc), Turkey, Arabs, SE Asia, nomads, Eastern Europe vs....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By ariel
"Soft" and "weak" are...

"Soft" and "weak" are different.
Central Asian knives were always deliberately made soft: that made them unbreakable but easily sharpened : the natives used the bottom of a ceramic "piala", a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,586
Posted By ariel
Very interesting and valid argument.

Very interesting and valid argument.
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