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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Regarding wootz, I believe Dr. Ann Feuerbach is...

Regarding wootz, I believe Dr. Ann Feuerbach is one of the best sources of information (if not THE best). She has published several very well written and quite easily readable articles on this topic....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By mariusgmioc
Regarding the sword in the original photo, I see...

Regarding the sword in the original photo, I see no indication pointing towards Russian origin.

Why "yataghan" and why not "sousun pattah"... and...

... why Russian and not Indian?!

The scabbard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,871
Posted By mariusgmioc
I am not sure I am allowed to. :confused: Better...

I am not sure I am allowed to. :confused:

Better let everybody who is really interested download it directly from Ann Feuerbach website on Accademia.

Ann Feuerbach wrote so many more very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,871
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Ariel! With a little effort I managed...

Thank you Ariel!

With a little effort I managed to download this article and a couple more. Very interesting reading indeed and very easy to read.
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, While it is very difficult to judge from...

Hello,
While it is very difficult to judge from the photos, the blade of the first example appears to be pattern welded and not wootz. And even if it is wootz, it definitely does not have the fine...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wow... Thank you for this thread and all the...

Wow...
Thank you for this thread and all the answers it stirred! 😊
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By mariusgmioc
If you notice they are also wearing a red...

If you notice they are also wearing a red sash.

In Hinduism red represents the Shakti.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakti

A red colored dress is put on deities who are charitable, brave,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By mariusgmioc
It is the traditional outfit for the Balinese...

It is the traditional outfit for the Balinese Barung dance... I guess.
But I have no idea of the symbolism of the flower. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By mariusgmioc
It seems modern replica. To me it even seems to...

It seems modern replica.

To me it even seems to have some arc welds (see arrows).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Kwiatek again! :) :) :)

Thank you Kwiatek again!

:) :) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very nice example! And yes, it may be wootz. But...

Very nice example! And yes, it may be wootz.

But it is a full size.

Many Indian weapons have very small hilts because many Indians have very small hands. And this was even more so the case in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you very much for the feedback! I was also...

Thank you very much for the feedback!

I was also thinking about 1224... :) (albeit the 4 looks rather odd, but it is possible to have some part of it missing)

However, it appears there is more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yataghan cartouche translation

Hello,

Can anyone please help me with the translation of the text in the cartouche of this yataghan?!

Is there a date where the arrow is pointing (maybe upside down)?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very good quality example from around 1950-1980...

Very good quality example from around 1950-1980 ... I would guess. :)
Forum: European Armoury 31st October 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,033
Posted By mariusgmioc
First, in my opinion the piece in the original...

First, in my opinion the piece in the original posting is not a stiletto but a dagger.

A stiletto is characterised by the long, sleek triangular blade.

Of course, some may call every knife with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By mariusgmioc
My two cents: typical Shan.

My two cents: typical Shan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes, Algerian indeed, but in the style of...

Yes, Algerian indeed, but in the style of European military daggers.

Very interesting! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,577
Posted By mariusgmioc
The geometry of the cracks is consistent with...

The geometry of the cracks is consistent with ivory.

From all I know there are some ivorine resins that crack, but without round/circular cracks. Round/circular cracks are specific to ivory as they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,577
Posted By mariusgmioc
How it behaves: if it melts is plastic; if it...

How it behaves: if it melts is plastic; if it smells like "dentist" is ivory.

For polishing you can use sandpaper, 600-800 grit and give it a few rapid rubs. If it is ivory will smell like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,577
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very difficult to judge from photos alone, but...

Very difficult to judge from photos alone, but from what I see, it looks like resin.

You can easily test it ether trying to burn a tiny piece of it or by simply polishing it and you'll see how it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By mariusgmioc
I have seen quite a few with pattern welded/pamor...

I have seen quite a few with pattern welded/pamor blade, so I would assume this would be the norm for older blades.

Maybe you should ask Alan as I am sure he can give you a very educated answer. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very beautiful knife! Congratulations for this...

Very beautiful knife! Congratulations for this exceptional acquisition!

As you said, the blade is typical Persian 18th to early 19th century.

Both the hilt and and the scabbard may be later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for the additional photos! You are...

Thank you for the additional photos!

You are right. The scabbard appears to have the Turgha mark which makes it quite certainly Ottoman.

Also the wootz patterning, with longer streaks (see photo)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yep, North Indian and at least the blade from...

Yep, North Indian and at least the blade from late 18th to early 19th century.

It definitely would benefit from some cleaning and etching.

Very nice piece! :)

PS: While the cartouche may look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By mariusgmioc
It looks like classical 19th century, but only...

It looks like classical 19th century, but only when you have it in hand you can say with more certainty.

The blade may be wootz, fingers crossed.

To me, the ivory chape is a later replacement and...
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