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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By rand
Tugra example

Great tugra example on a yataghan Eftihis. We can safely assume the Eftihis' yataghan had a period of use starting sometime between 1769-1849, the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha.

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By rand
Yataghan time period

Hello Eftihis,

Am hoping your are finding many treasure there.

The over strike triangular punch style inlay is mostly associated with Ottoman inlay work. The koftgari style of overlay is an older...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By rand
Date conversion

To convert an Islamic date one subtracts three percent first, thens adds six hundred and twenty two.

1110 X .03 = 33

1110 - 33 = 1077

1077 + 622 = 1699

This yataghan looks to be 19th century,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,152
Posted By rand
Decoration on yataghan.

On the royal yataghans not only is the gold inlay raised above the surface of the blade. The decoration on the bolsa is three dimensional, the figures curve in on the back side. And all the gold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By rand
Jerry, Looking forward to this show and chatting...

Jerry,

Looking forward to this show and chatting with other collectors. Hoping to get a table but not holding my breath....... Have a few Islamic arms to bring along....

rand
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,488
Posted By rand
Round link chain mail

Hello,

From the photo's it is a little hard to make a determination, the shape of the link, type of rivet head are important factors.

One thing I can definately say it is certainly not and early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By rand
hartford antique arms show

Will anyone from this forum be attending the Hartford Antique Arms Show October 10,11...... Supposed to be a very good show....

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By rand
If someone can offer a translation of whom the...

If someone can offer a translation of whom the maker is that may would assist in a more accurate dating.

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By rand
Follow-up photo

Follow-up photo
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By rand
Pistol with Islamic Decoration Motifs

Opinions are sought for this European style percussion pistol with Islamic design motifs done with silver inlay.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By rand
There is a gun type known as "fortress...

There is a gun type known as "fortress gun" which is a extra large version of the rifle used from defensive positions. Have seen examples of these in both Indian matchlocks and Turkish miquelets.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By rand
Ariel, Sacre Blu!! When you mertioned 1331 I...

Ariel,

Sacre Blu!! When you mertioned 1331 I was thinking you were talking about the silver repoussee!!! Here is a close-up of the inscription on the blade with as you pointed out is 1331 and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By rand
Ariel, Here is a photo of the other side showing...

Ariel,

Here is a photo of the other side showing a date of 1894, that would clearly be an indication the numbers/letters on other side are not a date.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By rand
You may be right about this being Dagastani...

You may be right about this being Dagastani craftsmanship as they are well known for this type of work. Do you think the decorative motif in both the repoussee silver and gold inlaid ivory is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By rand
Hey Ariel, Very interesting about the crown...

Hey Ariel,

Very interesting about the crown meaning Russian aristocracy, do you have a reference for that?

The 1331 date, seems like it would read 3113 and hence not be a date. Although 1912 would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By rand
At first was thinking it may be Alexander III...

At first was thinking it may be Alexander III (1881-1894), but the shape of the Russian crowns seems like it should be globe shaped. Then I noticed that "III", in the Russian alphabet is pronounced...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By rand
Recognize Coat of Arms on Kindjal?

Do anyone recognize the coat of arms on this kindjal?
Forum: Swap Forum 20th May 2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By rand
FOr $20 more will add: Excellenet reference...

FOr $20 more will add:



Excellenet reference for Napoleonic arms color auction catalog, "The Charles Bremer Hogg Collection" 1996, this is the collection the Smithsonian sold
Forum: Swap Forum 16th May 2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By rand
Hey Gav, Make it an even $40 total to adjust for...

Hey Gav,

Make it an even $40 total to adjust for shipping to "Down Under"and make payment via PayPal, will then send it Priority Mail to the address on your PayPal...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th May 2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By rand
Price $32 delivered USA

Price now $32 delivered in USA......

rand
Forum: Swap Forum 11th May 2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By rand
World of the Javanese Keris

World of the Javanese Keris
Garrett and Bronwen Solyom
1978
64 page paperback
East-West Cultural Center
Honolul, Hawaii

$45 delivered in USA
Forum: Swap Forum 11th May 2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By rand
Great Deal on Three Books

Have a package deal for three books:

Borders Away II (was $85 new)
Firearms of the Age of Sail

Les Pistolets Reglementaires Francais de 1730 a 1822...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,152
Posted By rand
British Museum

Wow, gotta love the Islamic arms in that museum!! Love how the inly on the kilij blade was still in mint condition and raised well above the surface. The cross guard seems like it may be Persian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,662
Posted By rand
Jens, Did not receive a PM on the 26th, but did...

Jens,

Did not receive a PM on the 26th, but did receive an email. Thought you have an interesting thought in not only considering what type of flower, but also what the color was.

Agree with you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,880
Posted By rand
Sinhala Weapons and Armor

Found another book by the same author of "SOME MEDIEVAL REPRESENTATIONS OF SINHALA WRESTLERS AND GLADIATORS (1937) by P E P Deraniyagala", cept this book is titled "Sinhala Weapons and Armor". He...
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