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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 09:46 PM
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Posted By motan
Hi, Thanks Lotfy for kind words and for sending...

Hi,
Thanks Lotfy for kind words and for sending me pics. I know the shibriya you talk about from your collection and it is a nice addtion to this thread.
This is a beautiful shibriya that also has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,895
Posted By motan
Hi, Just one last time back to this thread in...

Hi,
Just one last time back to this thread in order to summarize.
I tend to agree with Kubur. The blade and the whole of Yvain's shibriya are probably Jordanian and from 1925.
The khanjarli look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,381
Posted By motan
Hi, I am not arguing with any of the experts...

Hi,
I am not arguing with any of the experts here. Just want to add my perspective. Mandingo/Mandinka/Mande people is quite a large group that is present in several countries and associated with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,895
Posted By motan
Hi, I did not expect THIS. It is a very good,...

Hi,
I did not expect THIS. It is a very good, interesting and (relatively) old shibriya, but it is also a puzzling one. I can not tell you too much because my experience with shibriyas is all from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,346
Posted By motan
Hi Detlef, A good find and a great collection...

Hi Detlef,
A good find and a great collection of old Corvos. I know the history, but not much about the knives themselves. The handle construction and design are Spanish influence, of course, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,895
Posted By motan
Hi Klop, Of course you are right. These rings...

Hi Klop,
Of course you are right. These rings are attached with a simple split pen, which is a petty. The majority of the older dagger are quite solid, but the ring is the first thing to get lost....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,895
Posted By motan
Hi Yvain. Thanks for your response. If you put...

Hi Yvain. Thanks for your response.
If you put up some pictures in this thread, I will tell you what I know about your shibriya. If relevant, I can also redirect you to some older threads on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,895
Posted By motan
Sorry, I meant to upload this picture

Sorry, I meant to upload this picture
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,895
Posted By motan
Another old shibriya

Hi,
I was looking for this kind of early shibriya for some time and now I finally have it. It is a very early one, around 1900 I think and from a maker well known by shibriya collectors. I can not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,168
Posted By motan
Hi, I just want to confirm what David already...

Hi,
I just want to confirm what David already said. 100% right.
Further, some of the signs on the blade of your sword are letters, other are numbers and others are neither (at least if you assume...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,743
Posted By motan
Hi Kwiatec, I am not an expert on this subject,...

Hi Kwiatec,
I am not an expert on this subject, but I know that many bichaqs of this type were produced in various places in/for the Ottoman Empire. In fact, many of this construction - short...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,626
Posted By motan
Talking Thank you Ariel for your appeasing comment. My...

Thank you Ariel for your appeasing comment.
My knowledge on Chinese weapons =0 and therefore, I followed this debate as a spectator. But since this type of arguments are a recurring theme in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,976
Posted By motan
Hi Klop, I cannot add too much to what you...

Hi Klop,
I cannot add too much to what you already said. You are pretty much right. The white metal/low grade silver is a Jordanian shibriya from Jordan. I can not translate what is written on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,977
Posted By motan
Hi, I have already decided on this some time...

Hi,
I have already decided on this some time ago, but my solution fits me and the nature of my collection. Therefore, it can not be considered as advice for you.
I will leave my collection to an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,438
Posted By motan
Hi, Burl wood indeed. Possibly from a small...

Hi,
Burl wood indeed. Possibly from a small bush, judging by the fact that they needed two pieces to make one scale. The chances of finding out what kind of wood depends on finding evidence in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,770
Posted By motan
Hi Yvain, Thank you for showing this dagger....

Hi Yvain,
Thank you for showing this dagger. Always good to know that I am not the only one interested in these daggers.
Many collectors look down on ethnographic weapons from the Levant, maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,770
Posted By motan
Hi Yvain, The Ottoman period in Palestine ended...

Hi Yvain,
The Ottoman period in Palestine ended in 1917/1918 with Allenby's and the Egyptian expeditionary force's conquest of the area. Late Ottoman is usually meant late 19th to the end of ww1. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,770
Posted By motan
Hi Yvain, I can not say too much about this one...

Hi Yvain,
I can not say too much about this one except that it is Palestinian. The tell-tale signs are the halve circle decorations on the scabbard.
You can call it Shibriya, but classic Shibriyas...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th June 2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,566
Posted By motan
Hi Kronckew, The picture shows what I said in...

Hi Kronckew,
The picture shows what I said in my previous post: that a sickle has broad, curved and often serrated blade. A narrow and thick blade is inefficient for cutting, which the harvest of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th June 2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,566
Posted By motan
Sorry guys, but this is not a sickle. It just...

Sorry guys, but this is not a sickle. It just wouldn't work. Sickles are thin and usually serrated and more curved. This is a thick and almost straight. Because it has an almost triangular...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,049
Posted By motan
Hi, Yes. Certainly good for first purchase....

Hi,
Yes. Certainly good for first purchase. Much better than my first :(
A legit type, well used and authentic. Could use some love.
Early 20th or late 19th c.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,902
Posted By motan
Hi Stefan, You seem to be on a shibriya buying...

Hi Stefan,
You seem to be on a shibriya buying campaign. This is your third one in the last couple of weeks.
I will try to explain it, but this involves a lot of guess work.
Despite having many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,505
Posted By motan
Hi Kubur, A nice one. Those with hooked pommel...

Hi Kubur,
A nice one. Those with hooked pommel instead of a horse/camel head tend to be of better quality (earlier??). Funny that central ridge. I have one like that. It is not a part of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,581
Posted By motan
Hi Peter, Museum quality and nice prose too....

Hi Peter,
Museum quality and nice prose too. Excellent. Nothing to add to the words of the educated gentlemen, except that to me, the date looks like 1215, which translates to 1800/1801 Gregorian.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th May 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,566
Posted By motan
Mmmm. No answers here. :shrug: Does't look...

Mmmm. No answers here. :shrug:
Does't look North American West though. Perhaps Mexico or South America because there is something about it that say Spanish.
It is not for treating hoofs because...
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