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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:19 AM
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Posted By TVV
What I find interesting on the sword you are...

What I find interesting on the sword you are showing Ariel, is the hilt construction - two horn scales riveted to the tang instead of a solid horn piece with the tang peened on the pommel. And then...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By TVV
Ariel is right, the Ali/Zulfiqar inscription was...

Ariel is right, the Ali/Zulfiqar inscription was quite popular and used throughout the Ottoman Empire, and cannot really be used to point to a specific area of origin.

Here is one on a yataghan from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By TVV
Well, in fairness to Mr. Buttin, the similarity...

Well, in fairness to Mr. Buttin, the similarity in pommel style to the 16th century cinquedea is quite strong. It appears that traditional Moroccan arms formed for the most part in the 16th-17th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By TVV
The zig-zag decoration on the brass scabbard...

The zig-zag decoration on the brass scabbard parts also looks like a typical Balkan decorative element to me.

A lot of arms made in the Balkans at one point traveled to Syria and Egypt - seeing a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By TVV
To me it looks Balkan, based on the brass...

To me it looks Balkan, based on the brass scabbard furniture and the style of the inscriptions on the blade, which is very similar to what you find on Bosnian yataghans. But styles and decoration...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,841
Posted By TVV
Thank you Fernando, So now the Montjuic examples...

Thank you Fernando,

So now the Montjuic examples have been confirmed to be Dominican as well. Personally, based on the factual evidence we have, for me these swords are Dominican. Others can make...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,841
Posted By TVV
Though fuzzy the label does indeed seem to state...

Though fuzzy the label does indeed seem to state that the sword is from Morocco with an English blade, which is the first actual evidence we have that these may be from Africa. The decoration does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,841
Posted By TVV
Because none of the parts of these machetes were...

Because none of the parts of these machetes were made in Africa: hilts and blades were produced in Spain for use by Spanish colonial troops. An unmodified Gras bayonet is just that, a Gras bayonet.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,841
Posted By TVV
I am just curious, what is the basis for the...

I am just curious, what is the basis for the Moroccan attribution of this Spanish machete made for Spanish colonial forces? We know these were made in Spain and worn by Spanish officers in the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By TVV
I only know of 2 such Bosnian swords - one in...

I only know of 2 such Bosnian swords - one in Hales book and one from the Furusiyya book. Both are late - 16th century. I suspect this hilt style may have been reintroduced by the Ottomans,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By TVV
Nice sword, I like the short fuller which is...

Nice sword, I like the short fuller which is reminiscent of earlier import blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By TVV
I have seen similar khanjars on OmaniSilver.com...

I have seen similar khanjars on OmaniSilver.com dated to the 19th century, but then even Artzi refrained from putting a date on a very similar khanjar he sold recently, so age, especially in terms of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By TVV
Iain, thank you for a well written essay on a...

Iain, thank you for a well written essay on a very interesting and important topic. Frankish made swords, often referred to as Viking, from the 8th-10th centuries AD are well studied, yet we have no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By TVV
Omani Saidi Khanjar

I think this one is from the 19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 19,498
Posted By TVV
A somewhat similar blade is shown in "The...

A somewhat similar blade is shown in "The Arts of the Muslim Knight" (The Furusiyya Collection book) under #59 in the chapter on swords, on a sword from Deccan dated to the 17th century. Your sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By TVV
Thank you. Cannot comment on the Pre-Columbian...

Thank you. Cannot comment on the Pre-Columbian artifacts, but the arms collections is quite impressive.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By TVV
Thank you for sharing those pictures, some...

Thank you for sharing those pictures, some interesting items in the arms collections. What is the story behind the ethnographic arms from around the world - was this someone's personal collection...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By TVV
To me this is 100% Balkan. The circle and dot...

To me this is 100% Balkan. The circle and dot motif is quite universal, and not just typical of Afghanistan.


Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By TVV
Thank you for the additional responses. Yes, a...

Thank you for the additional responses. Yes, a rough, rural bedouin dress is a possibility. I believe the hilt, which is made of two parts soldered together and the scabbard chape are from the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By TVV
Stu, thank you for your comment. North African is...

Stu, thank you for your comment. North African is an interesting possibility. I honestly could not find many examples of North African arms with circle decoration - the motives tend to be mostly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,348
Posted By TVV
Gesetzlich Geschutzt, i.e. "Protected by...

Gesetzlich Geschutzt, i.e. "Protected by Law", as in a trade mark? Sorry, I have no umlauts on my keyboard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By TVV
This is an intriguing gun, and hopefully someone...

This is an intriguing gun, and hopefully someone will be able to comment on it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By TVV
Yemeni (?) Sword for ID and Comments

I am not 100% sure where this sword is from. It has a double edged blade of approximately 31 inches in length with a wide fuller in the middle and two narrow fullers running parallel to it on its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,348
Posted By TVV
I have a gorade with a Russian Zlatoust made...

I have a gorade with a Russian Zlatoust made blade, dated 1875, most probably from the M1865 officer shashka. I cannot be sure what the exact story behind these Russian blades is, but it appears to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By TVV
When it comes to actual field research and...

When it comes to actual field research and knowledge of Arab arms, Lotfy has proven over the years that he is a very reliable source of information, and his research is much more thorough than...
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