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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you everyone for your response. Thank you...

Thank you everyone for your response. Thank you for the link Kubur, it was very informative. The small jambiya is super sharp, nothing one would let a child wear, i supose, not even in times old.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Drabant1701
A small Jambiya for comments, and a big one to.

I bought a lot with two jambiyas at auction. I really like the large one and bought it as a wall hanger in my study. From what I can gather the large one is Saudi from the first half of the 20th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Drabant1701
Again, thank you for taking the time to help me...

Again, thank you for taking the time to help me with this. The Jeweller I spoke to did mention a laser welding machine when i asked him about another restoration that I want help with, but he said...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Drabant1701
Larger picture.

Larger picture.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Drabant1701
Thanks for your replies! Thats why I ask first ...

Thanks for your replies! Thats why I ask first :D I will look into other methods, that plastic steel looks promising.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Drabant1701
How much heat can Rhino Horn handle?

I need to re-attach a silver crossguard on a shamshir. I have decided that i want to solder it to the grip straps. I have seen it done that way on other similar swords. Fell free to speak up if you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you Oliver. Here are some close-ups. I dont...

Thank you Oliver. Here are some close-ups. I dont know if the dot to the far right is the tigers eye or part of the word, seem like a weird place to put an eye imo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Drabant1701
A question about a lion

I have this 19th century ottoman shamshir. It has a rather common makers mark and a lion carved in the blade. It has been discussed several times on the forum and I have read Olivers article...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By Drabant1701
Fantastic sword! Maker could be Abu Zaman,...

Fantastic sword! Maker could be Abu Zaman, compare to this https://www.instagram.com/p/BYtEF0wgUi1/
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th November 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By Drabant1701
Thanks for your replies. Sri Lanka it is then....

Thanks for your replies. Sri Lanka it is then. Amittedly I know nothing about Sri Lankan culture, I do however i find a bit odd is that the man in the middle has no jewelry or fancy hat, one would...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th November 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By Drabant1701
Origin of photo

I have this photo in my collection. Looks like India to me. Can anyone pin the location more precisely?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 113,886
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, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,086
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, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
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, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,086
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
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, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
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, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
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, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
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, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
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, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
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, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
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...
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