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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 04:46 PM
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Posted By RSWORD
This is a late Qajar period Persian dagger. The...

This is a late Qajar period Persian dagger. The handle would have originally been just like the scabbard. Same type of decoration and would have been all steel as well. If you Google Persian Qajar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you Kwiatek for the additional information...

Thank you Kwiatek for the additional information about the name. The translations you provide are super helpful and much appreciated!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks Easter for some historical context for...

Thanks Easter for some historical context for that date along with additional theories about this blade. I have owned an Ali Dinar signed blade and the quality of the inscription on this sword is on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
[QUOTE=Kubur]I wish to have it in my collection...

[QUOTE=Kubur]I wish to have it in my collection too ;)

I agree with Kwiatek the date is too early for a sword of this type.

It's not the date of the sword but rather a commemorative date, please...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the information Ed. I had a look...

Thank you for the information Ed. I had a look beneath the langet and there are no makers marks. The blade is very nice quality and could be an European import. I agree this is a nice early date...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you very much for the translation. The...

Thank you very much for the translation. The blade may very well, in addition to the inscription, be 18th century. While rare, it is not out of the realm of possibility. The poem is really nice. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you and I agree on both points. I am...

Thank you and I agree on both points. I am hopeful someone will be able to offer some translation assistance because this inscription is much better than typically found.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By RSWORD
Seeking translation assistance on African Kaskara blade

Was hoping someone might be able to translate the inscription that is found on both sides of the blade of this Kaskara. Many thanks in advance for the assistance. I have a couple of pictures of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By RSWORD
You have made a very nice display of your clubs...

You have made a very nice display of your clubs and Spears. There are definitely some African enthusiasts on this forum that I am sure will share some thoughts soon.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th April 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for commenting Jean. Very helpful...

Thank you for commenting Jean. Very helpful information. I'm not sure what the material of the handle is and agree the coloration is not typical. I have seen some marine ivories that get this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th April 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By RSWORD
Hi Jose, Thanks for commenting. Not sure what...

Hi Jose,

Thanks for commenting. Not sure what the handle material is made from.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By RSWORD
A few more pictures.

A few more pictures.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By RSWORD
Another Keris for sharing/comment

Thanks to everyone who posted comments/thoughts on the last Keris I posted. Given how most of us are in lockdown thought I would share another interesting example.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks everyone for the comments. I am enjoying...

Thanks everyone for the comments. I am enjoying the discussion and information.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By RSWORD
Some additional pictures.

Some additional pictures.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By RSWORD
Interesting Keris to share

It has been a little quiet on the forum lately so thought I would share an unusual Keris for comments and thoughts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,399
Posted By RSWORD
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By RSWORD
Kwiatek, Thank you very much for the detailed...

Kwiatek,

Thank you very much for the detailed translation. It provides valuable insight into the sword along with a new avenue of study. These verses were hidden away until now and I am most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you Kwiatek! I appreciate your...

Thank you Kwiatek! I appreciate your translations on both this piece as well as the yataghan. Very informative and educational!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By RSWORD
And here are some images of the lengthy...

And here are some images of the lengthy inscription on the upper half of the blade near the spine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By RSWORD
Translation assistance on Ottoman shamshir

Thank you in advance for taking a look and providing any translation assistance.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By RSWORD
As promised, a better overall picture of the...

As promised, a better overall picture of the entire piece along with a few pictures of the handle. Thanks again Kwiatek for taking a look.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you Kwiatek for taking a look at the...

Thank you Kwiatek for taking a look at the inscriptions and the additional time to decipher. It is very much appreciated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By RSWORD
Hi Jose, I did put a picture of the full sword...

Hi Jose,

I did put a picture of the full sword but it appears my photo resizer cut off half the handle. As you know I am in your neck of the woods this week so unable to correct until next week. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By RSWORD
One additional picture. There are a lot of...

One additional picture. There are a lot of panels on this blade. Thank you.
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