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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Drabant1701
Khyber sword for comment

I have added a Kyber sword/knife to my collection. Its 74 cm long so I am inclined to call it a sword. Blade is wootz with a wide T-spine, really sturdy.
Grip is bone or ivory. It fits snug in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 101,712
Posted By Drabant1701
Here are some handcolored miniature (6x9cm)...

Here are some handcolored miniature (6x9cm) photos by Wilhelm Hammeschmidt, ca 1865, that came with a larger collection of photos that I bought. Originally they where CDV cards but has been trimmed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By Drabant1701
[QUOTE=mariusgmioc]I reached precisely the same...

[QUOTE=mariusgmioc]I reached precisely the same conclusion! :)

What etchant do you use?

I dipped it 5-10 seconds i ferric chloride. Only one etching, etched super quick.
Then baking powder and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,510
Posted By Drabant1701
Im posting a picture with the blade measurments....

Im posting a picture with the blade measurments. The whole sword is 87cm long.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By Drabant1701
Thanks! Your persian dagger is beautiful, Im...

Thanks! Your persian dagger is beautiful, Im putting one of those on the want list. As for light patches, yes most likley heat treatment. I have started to realize that once you have found the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,510
Posted By Drabant1701
These blades are very interesting. I have one of...

These blades are very interesting. I have one of my own so I have read about these kind of blades when given the chance. It is facinating beacause these blades really seem to have ended up almost...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By Drabant1701
Thanks you Ariel and Motan for your comments. I...

Thanks you Ariel and Motan for your comments.

I am not experienced enough to judge of the koftgari is re-done. My guess is that it is period to the dagger. I have a couple of ottoman pieces with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By Drabant1701
The wootz is awsome. I bought it with really...

The wootz is awsome. I bought it with really dirty blade thinking that it might be wootz. I just cleaned it a little and etched it. I got a weird result with lighter patches near the gold koftgari. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By Drabant1701
Translating text and date on a Ottoman dagger

I have bought Ottoman dagger (jambiya?). Its really big, about 48cm long, and has a nice watered steel blade. On one side of the blade there is an arabic text and on the other side a date. The last...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By Drabant1701
The sword is in the book "Islamic arms and...

The sword is in the book "Islamic arms and armor in the Metropolitan museum of art" page 180-181

From the book (shortened) : Serpents and snakes are often found on iranian blades. Ultimatetly the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Drabant1701
You are absolutly right, 1859-1872, it has been...

You are absolutly right, 1859-1872, it has been corrected :)
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Drabant1701
It was of interest to me, thanks. Seeing the...

It was of interest to me, thanks. Seeing the french sword with the german blade made me remember that there is a swedish saber m/1859 that can some times found with damascus steel blades. Those...
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Drabant1701
Thanks for the information corrado26. I wont be...

Thanks for the information corrado26. I wont be cutting nails any time soon though :D
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Drabant1701
Austro-Hungarian navy sword for comment

It has been a while since I bought a european weapon. Last mounth i bought a sword that I belive is the Austro-Hungarian navy sword model 1850/71. Sadly there is no scabbard. I have been looking at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,400
Posted By Drabant1701
This has nothing to do with the...

This has nothing to do with the "better" discussion, Im just adding som eye-candy. I was sitting looking through some vacation photos from last year. I went to Hallwylska museet in Stockholm. It has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you Marius and Thomas for your replys. I...

Thank you Marius and Thomas for your replys.

I polished 600 grit to 1200 grit to 4000 grit polish paper on this one. The first etching was with lemon, that worked fine. But since it showed this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By Drabant1701
Etching wootz, opinion needed.

I am once again in need of assistance when etching. I have etched an indian sword in my possesion. I have etched with ferric chloride at about 30%. The sword etches very quickly, about 5-10 seconds...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By Drabant1701
Ariel and Oliver, I am quite amazed at the depth...

Ariel and Oliver, I am quite amazed at the depth of your knowledge and greatful that you are willing to share it. I had no idea that it was the coat of arms of Afghanistan on the scabbard, but it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By Drabant1701
Uzbek knife for comment

I have recently purchased this knife. Grip is ivory, blade looks like watered steel. The scabbard is leather with niello mounts. My resarch points towards it being from Uzbekistan, any comments on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By Drabant1701
Robert Elgood writes about a sabre with a chevron...

Robert Elgood writes about a sabre with a chevron blade on page 146-147 in "Arms and armour of the Jaipur Court" The scabbard is silk with pierced gilt brass locket and chape. He dates that sabre to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By Drabant1701
Interesting. I cant get arsenic here so that is...

Interesting. I cant get arsenic here so that is not an option. But it would look better if the effect was reversed. Is there any alternetive method that would produce a result similar to arsenic and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By Drabant1701
I read that the correct way to etch keris is with...

I read that the correct way to etch keris is with arsenic and lime. I had lime-juice but no arsenic, lime juice alone did not etch at all. Lemon juice did not do much either. Finaly I tried dilluted...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th June 2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By Drabant1701
I have etched the blade. Perhaps I could have...

I have etched the blade. Perhaps I could have etched darker but I stopped when I thought it looked allright, no point in overdoing it. Anyways, sharing some pictures of the result.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you all for your replys! I am glad to hear...

Thank you all for your replys! I am glad to hear that this might be a keris without ganja, and that it has some age to it. This is my first keris and I have spent some time the last two says studying...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By Drabant1701
Keris for comment

This keris is a result of my itchy auction fingers. I was bidding on one of those auction houses where there are five items at the time and you have like 30 seconds to bid. I was actually bidding on...
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