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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello guys, I am pretty sure the straighter one...

Hello guys,

I am pretty sure the straighter one is of Indian origin, as it not only has the characteristic "indian ricasso" but also has the characteristic strong beveling of the cutting edge...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By mariusgmioc
Interesting piece! Is it Greek? I can only read...

Interesting piece!

Is it Greek?

I can only read the year 1076 corresponding to 1666 in Gregorian calendar. However, to my eyes this piece is more like 19th century (very crisp silver koftgari is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By mariusgmioc
Sellers "misleading" (to put it mildly)...

Sellers "misleading" (to put it mildly) the buyers is a huge issue!

I have encountered it at every level, starting from individual eBay sellers and ending up with highly reputed auction houses. And...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By mariusgmioc
What museum? :shrug:

What museum?
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By mariusgmioc
Please show us the whole knife!

Please show us the whole knife!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By mariusgmioc
I don't speak Russian either... but to me...

I don't speak Russian either... but to me

"this sword is like Zulfakar, when your enemies see it, they will flee"

sounds like English.

;)

PS: Very nice Yataghan and to my eyes from the Balkans.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,773
Posted By mariusgmioc
What a beautiful blade. I understand why is your...

What a beautiful blade.

I understand why is your favourite! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello GP, Nice knife! While I do not know this...

Hello GP,

Nice knife!

While I do not know this particular type of knife, the style and decorations seem typical Algerian to me as well. I have a couple of Flyssa swords with similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Tim, I am afraid I do not understand what...

Hello Tim,

I am afraid I do not understand what you mean?!

:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By mariusgmioc
To me, this looks like a very recent fantasy...

To me, this looks like a very recent fantasy weapon.

Absolutely not practical as it cannot provide a stable grip.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Excellent info. Thanks! :)

Excellent info. Thanks! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By mariusgmioc
Persian, 18th century and not wootz?! :shrug:...

Persian, 18th century and not wootz?! :shrug:

I may agree with the Persian attribution but definitely not 18th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By mariusgmioc
Indian! Both, blade and hilt. 20th century. I...

Indian!

Both, blade and hilt. 20th century.

I have yet to see a Persian khanjar with double concave fullers and reinforced tip! :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wow, very interesting find! To me, it looks like...

Wow, very interesting find!

To me, it looks like an English broadsword from the early 19th century.

Unfortunately, it is badly in need of major restauration work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,122
Posted By mariusgmioc
Interesting that the moment I saw it, I also...

Interesting that the moment I saw it, I also thought that is Persian.

Why?

Simply because it looked so much alike others I saw in Persian museums.

The size, the shape of the hilt and also the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,122
Posted By mariusgmioc
Absolutely stunning! Congratulations! :)

Absolutely stunning! Congratulations! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Ian, To me, these look so "very...

Hello Ian,

To me, these look so "very touristy"...

... or better said aimed at foreign collectors of exotic objects. Not very traditional, more like modern carvings...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,153
Posted By mariusgmioc
Fairly recent decorative sword.

Fairly recent decorative sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,987
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wow, what a beauty! And the blade is fantastic....

Wow, what a beauty!
And the blade is fantastic. It seems to have the characteristic "Indian ricasso." Pretty sure made in Northern India. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,097
Posted By mariusgmioc
Well, I learned something new then. :) No...

Well, I learned something new then. :)

No problem as I did not buy the sewars for having rhino hilts, but because I liked them.

In fact they weren't even advertised as being with rhino hilts. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,097
Posted By mariusgmioc
More light this morning sa here are more photos...

More light this morning sa here are more photos where the hair structure can be seen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,097
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Detlef, It would be very difficult to make...

Hello Detlef,

It would be very difficult to make photos good enough so one can see the rhino horn structure as I do not have a good camera.

Will give it a try as soon as it will be a sunny day....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,097
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Detlef, While some Tumbuk-lada may have...

Hello Detlef,

While some Tumbuk-lada may have wider blades, there are many with blades indiscernable from those of sewars. Yet, they still are Tumbuk-lada because in this case, it is the hilt that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello and welcome to this forum! :) For the...

Hello and welcome to this forum! :)

For the beginning you may find useful the information provided here...

http://vikingsword.com/ethsword/koummya/index.html

And yes, a photo of the blade would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,097
Posted By mariusgmioc
I had a look at the links and I consider them...

I had a look at the links and I consider them very confusing.

It aserts that Tumbuk Lada means "pepper crusher" because the shape of the hilt, but items no. 3 and 5 definitely don't look like a...
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