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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:52 AM
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I was not aware that Slovenia produced any...

I was not aware that Slovenia produced any weapons; can you give me some more info, details and if possible examples and pictures ? thnx ☼
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2022, 08:19 PM
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Posted By gp
enclosed the pictures of the bichaq from Croatia...

enclosed the pictures of the bichaq from Croatia and 2 from Bosnia with similar decoration, so you can compare.
when I look at the grip / hilt of what the owner calls "sword", I would not call it a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2022, 05:09 PM
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Posted By gp
No you have not,I think some interesting points...

No you have not,I think some interesting points are being made if one doesn’t take it personal.
Only thing I meant personal is for folks to check facts first with available sources....
which is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2022, 05:07 PM
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Posted By gp
As written before… the “ green” ones were made in...

As written before… the “ green” ones were made in and only appeared during the Habsburg period 1878-1918 and after manufacturing of bichaqs was forbidden in 1878, later only approved for “ infidels”...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th August 2022, 08:41 PM
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Views: 4,866
Posted By gp
Being a SME on physical distribution and customs,...

Being a SME on physical distribution and customs, I can advise all shipping companies, regardless if you use the local / country's postal services like USPS, DP, post NL , B Post or carriers like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 08:20 PM
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Posted By gp
update on the "scruffy": after it arrived i...

update on the "scruffy":

after it arrived i noticed the metallic little look at some spots on the scabbard were actually silver ! So no leather like some bichaqs have.
The complete scabbard has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 08:04 PM
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Posted By gp
Aga aus Sarajevo im Waffenschmuck: as displayed...

Aga aus Sarajevo im Waffenschmuck:
as displayed in the Landesmuseum, Sarajevo, circa 1899.
Source: Historical Archive of Sarajevo, Photograph Archive, Inv. No. 1276

Dignitaries in Sarajevo,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 12:23 AM
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Posted By gp
I agree and really think it is from the Balkans....

I agree and really think it is from the Balkans. In my 5 years of collecting only yours and mine surfaced. Mine was bought in Souther Dalmatia / Croatia but still one must not jump to early to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 12:19 AM
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Posted By gp
some very nice Bosnian bichaqs for further...

some very nice Bosnian bichaqs

for further reading, see also ;
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4817&highlight=bichaq
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 12:15 AM
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Posted By gp
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/images/editor/separator.gif

interesting "discussion"even 11 years ago:)

I think Balkan and looking at the scabbard and hilt might even be narrowed down to southern parts of the former Yugoslavia
I have got a knife / small...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2022, 08:28 PM
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Posted By gp
looks like some have also been smoking here what...

looks like some have also been smoking here what we knew as Black Afghan in the late 60ies and 70ies in Europe....and caused some nice dreams
I can advise when reading books to change to Carlos...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2022, 07:43 PM
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Posted By gp
' I have to disagree as the above...

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I have to disagree as the above explantion on numbers and date is actually speculation and thus unacceptable...

Please allow me to explain:

I have lived in several Arab countries for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2022, 09:33 PM
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Posted By gp
Thank you very much for adding the picture ;...

Thank you very much for adding the picture ; these look amazing !☼

Hope to own one of these someday .....:)

would these kards perhaps be the same as the one by Islam Khodja or would his be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2022, 10:26 AM
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Posted By gp
that's why I referred to Georgy Konstantinovich ;...

that's why I referred to Georgy Konstantinovich ; Георгий Константинович Жуков never was the kindergarten type ....as confirmed by Ike / Eisenhower

and "Khalkhin Gol "was far from a skirmish ☺☺☺
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 08:03 PM
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Posted By gp
Enclosed a scabbard and small yataghan or long...

Enclosed a scabbard and small yataghan or long bichaq as I would prefer to call it, I bought in a lot from some one in Croatia some time ago.

Althought slightly different, the simplicity or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 12:47 PM
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Posted By gp
my apologies that I did not see this thread...

my apologies that I did not see this thread before, so hence this late reaction:

this is a Balkan weapon, either call it a small yataghan or big bichaq from the former Yu.
These are often...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By gp
https://www.nmm.nl/en/

https://www.nmm.nl/en/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 11:58 AM
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Posted By gp
so you were young lads "fighting" skirmishes like...

so you were young lads "fighting" skirmishes like Georgy Konstantinovich at Khalkhin Gol ? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By gp
and no one said "dawaj, dawaj...pashli, pashli...

and no one said "dawaj, dawaj...pashli, pashli tovarischi..."? :-)))

rough translation: hurry up, dear friends...


must have been very interesting...specially to learn about the pro and cons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By gp
Well NY used to be Nieuw Amsterdam = New...

Well NY used to be Nieuw Amsterdam = New Amsterdam and part of Nieuw Nederland / New Netherland.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 399,988
Posted By gp
this kard looks beautiful to me , more than...

this kard looks beautiful to me , more than interesting ;
what kind of kard would it be? from which country / origin ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 399,988
Posted By gp
another Bosnian man and a print from a monthly...

another Bosnian man and a print from a monthly paper showing the Bosnisch-Herzegowinsche Infanterie Regiment marching in a Bosnian town ( either Mostar or Sarajevo)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 09:29 AM
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Views: 1,365
Posted By gp
The Corbau family, actually Corbeau, comes from...

The Corbau family, actually Corbeau, comes from Maastricht, the Netherlands and was well known for manufacturing guns, rifles and pistols to the “Staten van Holland” ,i.e. the Dutch Republic in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,856
Posted By gp
Thank you very very much for this contribution:...

Thank you very very much for this contribution: so if I make a kind of interpretation of “ Lazistan does not have a monopoly on the design of this knife “ it could well be that the design of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th July 2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,522
Posted By gp
courtesey to Ren Ren who wrote "In particular,...

courtesey to Ren Ren who wrote "In particular, the knife, persistently referred to as "surmene", is called the "circumpontian knife" (циркумпонтийский нож). This term is derived from the Greek word...
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