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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ALEX
Based on decoration - typical Persian late Qajar...

Based on decoration - typical Persian late Qajar period, late 19th century. relatively crude work, and could be 20th c.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By ALEX
It is such multifaceted subject and depends on...

It is such multifaceted subject and depends on many factors. I do not think an item should become a fake in someone's mind once he/she finds out it has newer part. It's a pity, but does not render an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By ALEX
the object cannot become fake depending on how or...

the object cannot become fake depending on how or how much was it sold for. It is either fake, properly restored antique or improperly restored antique (including mistakes like altered or mismatched...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By ALEX
Interesting discussion:) I think it's too...

Interesting discussion:) I think it's too subjective and a matter of personal taste. I recently saw a Ludovisi collection of ancient Roman statues. 90% of those have replaced heads and other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By ALEX
of course it is done. But once again,...

of course it is done. But once again, "faking" is only when it is made/sold to deceive. Most antique arms underwent restorations many times, and it is ok if done properly and skilfully. Should one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By ALEX
Kubur, Thanks for sharing the pictures. Always...

Kubur, Thanks for sharing the pictures. Always nice to see this info and closeups. Personally, I'd not call these "fakes". Even with new/newer hilts and crossguards, these are restored blades, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By ALEX
Evgeny, Vandoo had a good point earlier when he...

Evgeny,
Vandoo had a good point earlier when he suggested to look at the place it was found. It is most important info you can get, if known and reliable of course. If not, it'll be much of a guess....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By ALEX
It'd have been easier if it was found in...

It'd have been easier if it was found in Italy:).. it resembles so-called GENOUI (http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=3693) form (deriving from ancient Roman (and later European) round-pommeled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By ALEX
it is not a Tatar blade. and it looks like it was...

it is not a Tatar blade. and it looks like it was in the river quite short time:)
looks like a modern production. Can you tell is the blade is forged or cut from the flat sheet of metal?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By ALEX
Definitely Syrian. Very late 20th century. The...

Definitely Syrian. Very late 20th century. The blade could be older, hard to tell.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By ALEX
not a dog, it is YALI...

not a dog, it is
YALI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yali_%28Hindu_mythology%29) - a mythical Hindu creature. The hilt is not particularly old. Hard to say anything about the blade, it also looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By ALEX
Here is the LINK...

Here is the LINK (http://io9.com/did-this-medieval-sword-actually-belong-to-ivan-the-ter-1662663204) to the article
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By ALEX
Kubur, what makes you think that the fittings are...

Kubur, what makes you think that the fittings are not more recent? Are you comparing them (and item as a whole) with well-known and documented examples, noticing workmanship and execution techniques,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By ALEX
as already noted, this is 20th century syrian...

as already noted, this is 20th century syrian tourist/souvenir dagger. it is not silver inlaid, it is overlay i.e. coftgari technique, which was/is made in Syria as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By ALEX
Martin, I do not see/think it has any particular...

Martin, I do not see/think it has any particular pattern, although I see one weak streak, but hard to tell. extensive pitting and mechanical cleaning do weaken the pattern and make it harder to etch.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By ALEX
I do not recommend comparing pictures/images when...

I do not recommend comparing pictures/images when determining origin. yes, this is great way to study, but the devil is in details that can be seen only with experience and the "gut feeling" that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By ALEX
Roland, the key word is "similar"....

Roland, the key word is "similar". these two blades have common features, like most of the blades general forms kept similar for very long time, but they are centuries and continents apart. I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By ALEX
Roland, Thank you for closeup of the handle. It...

Roland,
Thank you for closeup of the handle. It helps a lot... now, the bad news...
as A.alnakkas and Ariel noted, it is not Mamluk, Ottoman, and not 17th Century. The handle is recently added. the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By ALEX
This is one way to tell. Another is to NOT to...

This is one way to tell. Another is to NOT to look at the hilt, and look at the blade alone as the hilt and/or cross can be old. but seeing closeups will certainly help.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By ALEX
Kurt, speaking of blade only - below is a typical...

Kurt, speaking of blade only - below is a typical Afghan pulowar with Kilij profile, false edge and central fuller. I cannot recall early Ottoman blade with narrowly cut central fuller like this....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By ALEX
Good observation! the blade remainds of what one...

Good observation! the blade remainds of what one would expext on Indian/Afghan pulowar. I also think it is not Ottoman. The steel could be sham wootz, but need to see more.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By ALEX
Roland, The blade is certainly...

Roland,
The blade is certainly tempered/heat-treated if it is that tough. My first impression was that it is sheer steel or sham wootz, although it has appearance of wootz near the edge. The fact...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By ALEX
I second Ilias opinion. It is certainly early...

I second Ilias opinion. It is certainly early Ottoman dagger (both hilt and blade are perfect match). I have few similar with identical pattern. this type of wootz pattern is distinctive of early,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,733
Posted By ALEX
The blade could be something similar to this....

The blade could be something similar to this. This one is not bayonet's, could be a spear, alam or something similar. I've seen another Ottoman dagger with a huge ivory handle and short 4-edged blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,733
Posted By ALEX
I tend to agree, it is likely a bayonet blade....

I tend to agree, it is likely a bayonet blade. it's an old marriage though. the gold was added to make it more decorative
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