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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By TVV
When you consider that many "Mahdist"...

When you consider that many "Mahdist" items are actually post Omdurman and intended for the European souvenir market, these are quite cool in that they are indeed from an earlier time, potentially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By TVV
The other side of this blade with the fullers is...

The other side of this blade with the fullers is also quite interesting, and certainly above what we typically coming from Sudan in terms of craftsmanship. The Mameluke attribution may be a bit of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By TVV
Very nice shield, and there is not much to add to...

Very nice shield, and there is not much to add to what you wrote. I doubt there was a vibrant tourist sector in Southern Ethiopia in the 19th century, and to me this looks like intended for actual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,461
Posted By TVV
If we classify swords and daggers according to...

If we classify swords and daggers according to the blades, then all the swords with triple fullered Solingen 19th century blades from the Sahel are German. Obviously, not a very good approach, and as...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd November 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By TVV
I do not know where this is from, but the...

I do not know where this is from, but the decoration in the center is reminiscent of the decoration on the hilts of yataghans from Focha - like the one in my avatar.

Teodor
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By TVV
The guard could be German, but to me it looks...

The guard could be German, but to me it looks Austrian, from the beginning of the 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By TVV
Very impressive Luc, thank you.

Very impressive Luc, thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,794
Posted By TVV
I read the description, but the picture is of a...

I read the description, but the picture is of a so-called double knife consisting of the two most popular types of shepherd's knives in Bulgaria in the 19th century - the smaller is a so-called...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,794
Posted By TVV
I am still not sure exactly how Crimean knives...

I am still not sure exactly how Crimean knives looked like, assuming they had distinct characteristics. However, I am very familiar with Bulgarian shepherd's knives and can guarantee that the example...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By TVV
I do not see anything Balkan in this item. I am...

I do not see anything Balkan in this item. I am with Kubur on this one - I think it is from Southern Arabia.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By TVV
I do not think the hilt material is bone. I...

I do not think the hilt material is bone. I probably need to make better pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By TVV
Sfenoid and Jim, thank you for your comments. I...

Sfenoid and Jim, thank you for your comments. I agree that the hilt is very likely a replacement and of course, there is very little doubt the scabbard is. It is quite possible that originally the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By TVV
I remember that one Ariel, and it is an...

I remember that one Ariel, and it is an exceptional piece:

www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4728

Your especially seems to support the theory, that in Algeria and Tunisia the yataghan was not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By TVV
A North African Yataghan

Time to play the yataghan ID game again. My guess is North Africa - while not a textbook Algerian example, there are quite a few features that make me lean that way:
- Small, trilobate years;
- The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By TVV
Interesting sword. Charles posted a similar one...

Interesting sword. Charles posted a similar one not long ago here:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23241

These swords appear to be a local interpretation of a Moroccan Saif in Western...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,301
Posted By TVV
You are right - they are superficially similar,...

You are right - they are superficially similar, but at the same time completely different. If you were trying to show that there is a type of knife from Nepal/Tibet that may be confused for a shafra,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,301
Posted By TVV
Kubur, I believe the knife you posted has obvious...

Kubur, I believe the knife you posted has obvious differences in decoration, construction, suspension and even blade shape from the one that started the thread. It is like posting a khukri in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,610
Posted By TVV
Byzantine influence on Bulgaria is undeniable in...

Byzantine influence on Bulgaria is undeniable in almost all aspects of culture, especially after the conversion to Christianity in 864 AD. However, when it comes to arms and armor it was usually the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,610
Posted By TVV
I am sorry, I fail to see the Central Asian...

I am sorry, I fail to see the Central Asian connection either.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By TVV
The axe/spear combination could be from the Sudan...

The axe/spear combination could be from the Sudan (in the historic sense of the term, not just limited to the boundaries of the modern state by that name) - the monitor (?) skin is certainly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By TVV
Ariel, do you think this could be a kilidj made...

Ariel, do you think this could be a kilidj made for parade purposes, similar to the ones with over the top coral decoration? Assuming it was meant for a right handed person, and thus worn on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,309
Posted By TVV
I would not trust the dealer, unless the...

I would not trust the dealer, unless the mountains were to the south and he had to cross the Danube Bridge to get there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,309
Posted By TVV
I am curious about the Romanian attribution - can...

I am curious about the Romanian attribution - can you explain?

Thank you,
Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,838
Posted By TVV
Jim, the barrel on your new acquisition looks...

Jim, the barrel on your new acquisition looks promising and could well be dating back to the 19th century. We will wait for you to receive the gun and take better pictures. I cannot comment on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,309
Posted By TVV
My view on defining the origin of weapons from...

My view on defining the origin of weapons from the Balkans prior to the the formation of nation states in the 19th century is a little different - I base it on geographical areas. We have very little...
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