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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By TVV
It would be nice to get better pictures of the...

It would be nice to get better pictures of the blade. If this was originally a single edged blade, that had its back ground and sharpened to modify it into a broadsword according to the traditional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,978
Posted By TVV
Here is another typical late Khazar period sword,...

Here is another typical late Khazar period sword, 8th-9th c. AD. The double edged pointy tip is clearly visible.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By TVV
Very nice tuareg telek dagger Rockelk, with a...

Very nice tuareg telek dagger Rockelk, with a nice blade as well. The South Algeria attribution is supported by an example in the Quai Branly Museum, which Iain found sometime ago, and also by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By TVV
The decorative motives on the scabbard and the...

The decorative motives on the scabbard and the hilt are Balkan though, you can see the same on countless little bichaqs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,748
Posted By TVV
The Ottoman Empire had significant presence along...

The Ottoman Empire had significant presence along the North-East Black Sea Coast so it is not improbable that a Maghreb blade from the far western reaches of the Empire in Africa would travel all the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By TVV
Congratulations, it is a very nice old blade with...

Congratulations, it is a very nice old blade with Turkish ribbon. Even though it is not dated, everything points to the second half of the 18th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By TVV
Sometimes it can be hard to tell. The crocodile...

Sometimes it can be hard to tell. The crocodile had important symbolic meaning, and crocodile and other reptile hide was used to wrap weapon hilts within the culture. Of course, with interest in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By TVV
The grip is most definitely not horn or bone, so...

The grip is most definitely not horn or bone, so nice catch. If there is a date on the blade that would be great, but just based on blade shape I believe this could easily be from the second half of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By TVV
They do indeed.

They do indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By TVV
This looks more like late 19th/early 20th century...

This looks more like late 19th/early 20th century Kubachi (Dagestan) work to me, at least as far as the fittings go. Still, nice kindjal.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By TVV
Thank you Iain, always nice to see that more of...

Thank you Iain, always nice to see that more of these takoubas with old blades are out there. How would you date the blade - 15th-16th century?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By TVV
I am not familiar with the mounts - the...

I am not familiar with the mounts - the decorative motives are Ottoman, but a wooden scabbard with no leather, multiple bands holding the scabbard together and no dragon at the chape is a bit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By TVV
Thank you Eftihis, I was so focused on Ottoman...

Thank you Eftihis, I was so focused on Ottoman troops going to Algeria that I had not considered the possibility of troops from Algeria going the other way.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By TVV
Thank you Gentlemen, I have my answer on the...

Thank you Gentlemen, I have my answer on the lanyard.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By TVV
Greek Yataghan, North African Use?

To me this yataghan looks like it was made in mainland Greece or Crete based on the bolster and the blade. I do not see a date, but these blades with the star of Solomon and inscriptions surrounded...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By TVV
Nice khanjars! Based on the pictures, the hilts...

Nice khanjars! Based on the pictures, the hilts do indeed look like rhino horn. There is information on CITEs regulations in this forum, but it is best to obtain professional legal advice if you plan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,434
Posted By TVV
Kubur, I believe the flyssa started as a local...

Kubur,

I believe the flyssa started as a local copy/interpretation of the yataghan. The ruling elite in Algeria was descendant from janissaries, stationed there, and the Ottoman influence in arms...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By TVV
Could it be a case of an old blade mounted with a...

Could it be a case of an old blade mounted with a newly made jineta hilt in the 19th century? Or is there anything about the blade that allows us to confirm it as a copy as well, because based on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,894
Posted By TVV
Are we absolutely certain that the crossguard on...

Are we absolutely certain that the crossguard on midelburgo's sword is Italian and not say, Iberian?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By TVV
No, I have no idea. Unlike the European armor and...

No, I have no idea. Unlike the European armor and arms, which are extremely well studied, there is next to nothing on the Islamic ones. As you can see by their state of preservation, they have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By TVV
To the left of the central display there are also...

To the left of the central display there are also more swords, and quite possibly the most interesting/important ones. There is one sword with a tortoise shell and silver hilt, belonging to a group...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By TVV
To the lower right of the center display there...

To the lower right of the center display there are more swords, with longer blades. Sadly, they are in a bit of a neglected state, with gunk and light rust forming on them. Two of them have really...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By TVV
Considering that the Great Siege of 1565 was...

Considering that the Great Siege of 1565 was perhaps the single most important event in the history of Malta, there are constant reminders about it during the Palace and Armory tour. However, while...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By TVV
Nimchas in the Grand Master Palace Armory in Valletta

I recently visited the Grand Master Palace in Valletta and its armory is quite remarkable, but for me the most interesting part of the exhibits is the extensive collection of early nimchas. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By TVV
Thank you Ed, I agree that the knobs do not look...

Thank you Ed, I agree that the knobs do not look like sphero-conical vessels, at least on the spears/scepters discussed here. It also looks like these were in use well before the Mahdi started his...
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