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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:35 PM
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although mostly spoken about the klewang with...

although mostly spoken about the klewang with regards to Indonesia, the Royal Marechaussee is part of the Dutch military.
And thus inthe Netherlands in a role as both military police as border...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:47 PM
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Posted By gp
and last but not least one pic of the fierce and...

and last but not least one pic of the fierce and brave warriors of Atjeh / Aceh
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:35 PM
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Posted By gp
another variance

another variance
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:29 PM
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Posted By gp
if you master the German language ; the German...

if you master the German language ; the German Klewang society

http://www.klewang.de/pictures-marechaussee.htm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:13 PM
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Posted By gp
additional a nice visualisation of around 1930ies...

additional a nice visualisation of around 1930ies in Sumatra and one pic of a later date
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 07:59 PM
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Posted By gp
hereby an interesting link on the 2nd part...

hereby an interesting link

on the 2nd part / bottom part of the page you'll find the English version,
for those who do not understand Dutch
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By gp
the making of a golok...

checkin'on TJIKEROEH, I noticed in Indonesia they refer to some types as "golok" and stumbled on some nice pieces of handcraft:

part I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hoFBMEAImE


part II
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2021, 11:11 AM
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Posted By gp
as far as I was able to distinguish something, ...

as far as I was able to distinguish something, is :

A(in)l Hrnk Jt...

but nothing recognisable in Bosnian, Turkish or Persian...
then again I could be mistaken in my "translation"....

it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2021, 11:30 AM
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Posted By gp
request for translation on a balkan Bichaq

Can someone advise / translate the writing on this Balkan (most likely Bosnian) Bichaq ? Much obliged!

I think it might be from Sarajevo, dating to the pre Habsburgian / pre 1878, hence being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,751
Posted By gp
as they do come in plural sizes, hereby a few...

as they do come in plural sizes, hereby a few pics as examples
info:

In addition to being a functional blade, the mambeli short sword served as a symbol of prestige and as currency. Most were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By gp
Addition: there were 4 big Sufi orders...

Addition:

there were 4 big Sufi orders present in the Balkans, moreover Albania and Bosnia ( Croatia being for the bigger part a part of the Austrian Habsburg Empire and Catholc) :
Mevlani,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By gp
just a tip: I would not follow Elgood on...

just a tip: I would not follow Elgood on Yataghans as he is not a specialist on that topic, at least the Balkan Yataghans,
but took his info from a Serbian lady..;)

this book is written not in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,366
Posted By gp
not only Uzbeks and Tadzjiks but also Uigurs did...

not only Uzbeks and Tadzjiks but also Uigurs did & do traditionally make and carry these weapons
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 06:44 PM
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Views: 1,035
Posted By gp
Thank you !

Thank you !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 02:58 PM
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Views: 1,035
Posted By gp
what have I got....

in a mixed lot of several cold weapons from Indonesia, I received this one.
Being out of my (Ottoman & Balkanic) comfort zone....
I have no idea whether it belongs to the Indonesian region or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,218
Posted By gp
today I felt lucky and happy! Bought a dagger...

today I felt lucky and happy!
Bought a dagger with a bone as handle on the internet...
description : "trench art 1916"
no scabbard... perhaps it never had one at all
although the blade was quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,218
Posted By gp
a few more pics

a few more pics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 07:43 PM
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Views: 25,218
Posted By gp
terima kasih !:)

terima kasih !:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 08:46 PM
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Views: 25,218
Posted By gp
a few more...

a few more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 08:41 PM
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Views: 25,218
Posted By gp
now the bigger one 49 total, scabbard 38...

now the bigger one

49 total, scabbard 38 cm, chape 6 cm, locket 4 cm
scallop shell 4 cm 3 narrow
bone grip 7.5 cm pommel 2 cm
knife 42 cm blade 30.5 cm with a width of 3- 2.5 -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,218
Posted By gp
some more

some more
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,218
Posted By gp
hereby my small one, a so called hartsvanger or...

hereby my small one, a so called hartsvanger or Hirschfänger


Totale length 26.5 cm incl scabbard
knife 23.5 cm
blade 14.5 cm lang 2 cm wide
grip 9.5 cm
ferrule 1.5cm pommel 1.5 cm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,218
Posted By gp
Arrow chikeru / tjikeroeh.... I do see quite a...

chikeru / tjikeroeh....


I do see quite a lot of threads from 2005 to 2015
some interesting, some guessing and some well...:rolleyes: :)

just managed to lay my hands on 2 of them: a small and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By gp
what are the dimensions ? I am curious as I...

what are the dimensions ?

I am curious as I see some similarities with the Dutch klewangs ...
but then again I am no expert in this subject
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By gp
so my confirmation is not relevant anymore after...

so my confirmation is not relevant anymore after 2 forum giants' decision !:)

neverthelss a very nice dagger, bichaq ! my compliments; also for restauring it into its former beauty !!!

by the...
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