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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you so much ! Especially Jens for...

Hello,

Thank you so much !
Especially Jens for your precious complete file about katars origin !
Really interesting !

No, there was no real back story,
the seller sold it as a really old knife,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By francantolin
Is it a katar dagger ?

Hello,

I hesitate to post it in the miscellanea forum,
do you think it's an old katar weapon or an old tool ( what for ?) ?

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you !! I saw vietnamese swords...

Hello,

Thank you !!
I saw vietnamese swords with these guards shape so I wondered about vietnamese origin...

What do you think about the wraps-ropes,
I hesitate to take it off and make a ''new...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you David, I'll look for that ! Do...

Hello,

Thank you David,
I'll look for that !

Do you think it's from the 20th century or earlier ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By francantolin
Hello Albert. These small swords are called...

Hello Albert.

These small swords are called golok or parang , they come from Malaysia or Philippines.
Handle seems made of Horn and silver fittings ! Really nice !

Specialists on the forum can give...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By francantolin
long chinese dadao execution ''sword'' ?

Hello everybody ( And Happy New Year 2020 !!!)

I picked up this long and large sword-polearm in France in a flea market
more than 110cm long half for the blade, half for the handle.
really sharp...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,305
Posted By francantolin
Really nice item ! Sure the shape of the hilt...

Really nice item !

Sure the shape of the hilt looks like a Sarajevo bichaq !
Maybe this one comes not from balkan but
has been made in Tunisia for east Europa market ? ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
Posted By francantolin
Really nice ottoman shamshir !! What do you think...

Really nice ottoman shamshir !!
What do you think of this one ?
I find it quite similar.
Rhino hilt ??
Do you think the cartouche is a later add ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By francantolin
Hello and Thank you both !! Have you other...

Hello and Thank you both !!

Have you other examples of this kind of ''crescent-shaped '' hilt end ??

Kind regards !!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By francantolin
Hello and than you Bob, Here a better picture of...

Hello and than you Bob,

Here a better picture of the knife and one close up with the ''black'' blade and the silver scabbard...

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By francantolin
kindjal-like persian-syrian 20th dagger ?

Hello,

I wanted to show you this dagger with silver inlay,
the shape looks like a kindjal or a qama.
the end of the hilt is interesting, an ottoman-crescent shape ?

Is it all recent for you ?

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By francantolin
small ivory dha dagger for share

Hello everybody,

I wanted to show you this small ( burmese ? ) dha dagger or big knife
( 37cm long ).
The hilt is made of a solid large piece of ivory and is really heavy.
Not ergonomic or easy to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,305
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Really like the last one with coral and turquoise...

Really like the last one with coral and turquoise !!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,305
Posted By francantolin
Hello and thank you for all the informations...

Hello and thank you for all the informations !!

does anybody know how do they for blackening the blade like that in the 19th century ?
by heating or oxydation ?
I don't think they used gun blue ! ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,305
Posted By francantolin
Hello Kubur ( and all !) I got this tunisian...

Hello Kubur ( and all !)

I got this tunisian Bizerte genoui dagger,
I think it's exactly the same as your last pictures !!
Was it your own dagger ?
( it traveled a little ...)

Late 19th century...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By francantolin
Sorry, my english is not too good ! :( :) I...

Sorry, my english is not too good ! :( :)
I mean:
Why is it today so difficult to find old ottoman- oriental scimitar-cutlass as described on the pictures while we can find quite ''easily'' really...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you all for your precious comments...

Hello,

Thank you all for your precious comments and pictures !!

I found this picture of a janissary soldier going to the Preveza battle with a look-like sword.
The ottoman sea chief was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By francantolin
jsut one, Ifound this one an old Sotheby's...

jsut one,

Ifound this one an old Sotheby's auction,

a moroccan maritime cutlass 17-18th century, ( silver, rhino hilt... )
just lovely !!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By francantolin
not easy to find real old pirate sword -...

not easy to find real old pirate sword - scimitars with the usual movie shape ! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By francantolin
Pirate sword-cutlass

Hello gentlemen,

what do you think of this ''pirate'' sword-cutlass ?
sold as an asian or persian sword ,19th century...

a composite sword ?

The hilt is made of wood and seems quite old.

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By francantolin
Hello and thank you guys !! I never saw a jian...

Hello and thank you guys !!

I never saw a jian scabbard with velvet cover ( turtoise snake-shark skin yes...)
( but I am not a specialist at all !)

Yes I think it's mahogany wood, old ?...
so, ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By francantolin
And one more picture of the thick - razorblade...

And one more picture of the thick - razorblade edge

I find amazing how the could do that on such a large blade !

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By francantolin
The jian disassembled, old velvet cover remains...

The jian disassembled,

old velvet cover remains or just a piece put on a ''new'' scabbard ?
Any advices about age ?
End Qing era ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,060
Posted By francantolin
Hello, yes ''f'' or ''ff'' in old french was a...

Hello,
yes ''f'' or ''ff'' in old french was a ''s'' ''ss''
''fournissent'' is ok !!

Not the perfect answer sorry but just some clues:
Not easy:

Couteliers is the name of the knife maker but too...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By francantolin
Hello, I found on internet this old sword with...

Hello,
I found on internet this old sword with the same heavy blade ,
the hilt seems looks like too, guard too but is reversed,

for the mounts, yes a bit strange, there is velvet under the up and...
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