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Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Yvain
Very nice ! I don't have much to add, as...

Very nice !



I don't have much to add, as Ulfberth already said everything, but I can however tell that, having personally handled an original XVIth longsword, this one looks good and authentic !...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Yvain
There is some medieval swords with bronze pommel...

There is some medieval swords with bronze pommel and guard, or bronze pommel and steel guard (even had the chance to take a look at one myself) to benefit from the weight of the bronze and the...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Yvain
I just got an idea, does it looks like something...

I just got an idea, does it looks like something was sawed off the guard ? Or is there even some small irregularities or differences in patina and polish ?


I think it might actually be a kaskara...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Yvain
As Helleri said, the shape and the quality of the...

As Helleri said, the shape and the quality of the blade look really off. All the real medieval swords I have seen and handled until now had nice clear and crisp lines, and that wobbly fuller just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Yvain
Hi Rich, indeed, that's what appealed to me...

Hi Rich,


indeed, that's what appealed to me when I first saw it !




Hi Motan,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,995
Posted By Yvain
Thanks for this very useful information GP ! My...

Thanks for this very useful information GP ! My girlfriend is bidding on one that will be auctionned tomorrow (fingers crossed ! ;)) , so I'm sure she will be happy to have this at her disposal to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Yvain
Again, thank you very much for this precious...

Again, thank you very much for this precious information Motan !

Interestingly, I bought this one in France (from someone that obviously had no idea what it was).

I've started to delve into early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Yvain
Hi Motan, Thank you very much for this valuable...

Hi Motan,

Thank you very much for this valuable information, as I wasn't even sure if this dagger was Jordanian, Syrian, or Palestinian ! At least, I can now narrow down my researches to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Yvain
I see some similarities with shula daggers and...

I see some similarities with shula daggers and koumyas. Maybe some kind of morrocan poor man's koumya ? 🤔
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Yvain
Any information or guesses would help, so don't...

Any information or guesses would help, so don't be shy ! But I would love to hear what Hombre and Motan think about it ! (Since they seem to be the dedicated shibriya experts here :D)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Yvain
A shibriya with a jambiya type blade

Hi everyone !

I recently got this nice (well, in my opinion, but I guess it will not be everyoneís cup of tea ;)) little dagger. I just cleaned the active rust, and oiled the horn, but otherwise...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Yvain
Adding this billao from the Quai Branly...

Adding this billao from the Quai Branly collections to the references, also showing those annulets ornamentation :...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Yvain
Thanks everyone ! It wasn't really a difficult...

Thanks everyone ! It wasn't really a difficult clean-up (mostly old varnish and gunk), but surely a satisfying one !

Teodor, your analysis is interesting, I always thought of the two types as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Yvain
Maybe with a before / after picture ? 😉

Maybe with a before / after picture ? 😉
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By Yvain
The bolster and grip (shashka like?) look very...

The bolster and grip (shashka like?) look very Afghan to me, and the scabbard has some indian flavor to it that wouldn't surprise me on an Afghan weapon. However, I can't see anything that looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Yvain
A somalian billao

Hi everyone !

I recently cleaned a Somalian billao that I bought during the quarantine, and I thought it might be of interest to you !

(Sorry for the didactic tone of what's below, this is adapted...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By Yvain
Maybe a cut down version of this type of blade....

Maybe a cut down version of this type of blade. (Italian, late XVth - early XVIth century. The grip is a replacement, and the fittings may or may not be original.)

How is the cross section at the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Yvain
Hi Kubur, Thanks a lot, that's way more...

Hi Kubur,

Thanks a lot, that's way more information than I was able to find on my own !

Your comment regarding the fact that it is just a small khanjar, and not a miniature one is very interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Yvain
Here is a picture of me holding it, if that can...

Here is a picture of me holding it, if that can help. As you can see, it is indeed on the small size, and I have rather small hands myself.

Let me know if you need any additional information or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Yvain
A miniature khanjar

Hi everyone !

Iíve had this miniature khanjar for quite some time, and I still canít figure exactly what it is, any help would thus be welcome !

It does show some age, there is spots of black...
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Yvain
Thanks ! This is coming from a rather poor,...

Thanks ! This is coming from a rather poor, mountainous region, so I guess people just decided to reuse that nice, but otherwise useless, metal plate to fancy up their furniture. I had never seen...
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Yvain
A recycled smallsword shell-guard ?

Hi everyone !

I wanted to share this with you, as I'm pretty sure an old piece of furniture at my new workplace has two halves of a smallsword shell-guard recycled as keyhole plates.


I'm thinking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By Yvain
I've also seen that type of scabbard with...

I've also seen that type of scabbard with vietnamese knives (the all steel ones, with a rolled handle), but I guess this type could be widly used in SE Asia.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Yvain
It is indeed a very decorative Victorian...

It is indeed a very decorative Victorian breastplate.


For education purpose, we could also point out the shape being somewhat wrong (way too long, wouldn't sit properly on the hips), the big brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By Yvain
This as evolved into a very interesting...

This as evolved into a very interesting conversation thanks to you all ! I thought that modern takouba where almost always of "modern" style, and had never seen before an attempt at emulating an...
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