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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,212
Posted By TVV
I read the description, but the picture is of a...

I read the description, but the picture is of a so-called double knife consisting of the two most popular types of shepherd's knives in Bulgaria in the 19th century - the smaller is a so-called...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,212
Posted By TVV
I am still not sure exactly how Crimean knives...

I am still not sure exactly how Crimean knives looked like, assuming they had distinct characteristics. However, I am very familiar with Bulgarian shepherd's knives and can guarantee that the example...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By TVV
I do not see anything Balkan in this item. I am...

I do not see anything Balkan in this item. I am with Kubur on this one - I think it is from Southern Arabia.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By TVV
I do not think the hilt material is bone. I...

I do not think the hilt material is bone. I probably need to make better pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By TVV
Sfenoid and Jim, thank you for your comments. I...

Sfenoid and Jim, thank you for your comments. I agree that the hilt is very likely a replacement and of course, there is very little doubt the scabbard is. It is quite possible that originally the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By TVV
I remember that one Ariel, and it is an...

I remember that one Ariel, and it is an exceptional piece:

www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4728

Your especially seems to support the theory, that in Algeria and Tunisia the yataghan was not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By TVV
A North African Yataghan

Time to play the yataghan ID game again. My guess is North Africa - while not a textbook Algerian example, there are quite a few features that make me lean that way:
- Small, trilobate years;
- The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By TVV
Interesting sword. Charles posted a similar one...

Interesting sword. Charles posted a similar one not long ago here:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23241

These swords appear to be a local interpretation of a Moroccan Saif in Western...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,103
Posted By TVV
You are right - they are superficially similar,...

You are right - they are superficially similar, but at the same time completely different. If you were trying to show that there is a type of knife from Nepal/Tibet that may be confused for a shafra,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,103
Posted By TVV
Kubur, I believe the knife you posted has obvious...

Kubur, I believe the knife you posted has obvious differences in decoration, construction, suspension and even blade shape from the one that started the thread. It is like posting a khukri in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,141
Posted By TVV
Byzantine influence on Bulgaria is undeniable in...

Byzantine influence on Bulgaria is undeniable in almost all aspects of culture, especially after the conversion to Christianity in 864 AD. However, when it comes to arms and armor it was usually the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,141
Posted By TVV
I am sorry, I fail to see the Central Asian...

I am sorry, I fail to see the Central Asian connection either.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By TVV
The axe/spear combination could be from the Sudan...

The axe/spear combination could be from the Sudan (in the historic sense of the term, not just limited to the boundaries of the modern state by that name) - the monitor (?) skin is certainly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By TVV
Ariel, do you think this could be a kilidj made...

Ariel, do you think this could be a kilidj made for parade purposes, similar to the ones with over the top coral decoration? Assuming it was meant for a right handed person, and thus worn on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,052
Posted By TVV
I would not trust the dealer, unless the...

I would not trust the dealer, unless the mountains were to the south and he had to cross the Danube Bridge to get there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,052
Posted By TVV
I am curious about the Romanian attribution - can...

I am curious about the Romanian attribution - can you explain?

Thank you,
Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,496
Posted By TVV
Jim, the barrel on your new acquisition looks...

Jim, the barrel on your new acquisition looks promising and could well be dating back to the 19th century. We will wait for you to receive the gun and take better pictures. I cannot comment on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,052
Posted By TVV
My view on defining the origin of weapons from...

My view on defining the origin of weapons from the Balkans prior to the the formation of nation states in the 19th century is a little different - I base it on geographical areas. We have very little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By TVV
According to the main theory on the origin of the...

According to the main theory on the origin of the nimcha, it was derived from the storta, so it is nice to see one with a storta blade. In my opinion the hilt is older than the 19th century, based on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By TVV
A HEMA practitioner will probably be able to give...

A HEMA practitioner will probably be able to give a better explanation, but the yataghan is a weapon optimized for chopping, and not for stabbing, with the point rarely used. Therefore, no guard is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By TVV
Jim, These are questions that will probably...

Jim,

These are questions that will probably never be answered with an absolute degree of certainty, and so by reading this thread, everyone has to do it with the understanding that the vast majority...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,845
Posted By TVV
Oh boy, that escalated quickly. Before the...

Oh boy, that escalated quickly. Before the moderators act, I will make one more attempt to clarify my participation and position in this thread - it was in response to Khleben, not personally to you,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,845
Posted By TVV
I think you are confusing my and Ariel's...

I think you are confusing my and Ariel's responses.

My purpose here is not to convince anyone of anything or "win" debates. It was to answer Khelben's inquiry, based on the information I have at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,845
Posted By TVV
For the benefit of Khelben and anyone else who...

For the benefit of Khelben and anyone else who does not have access to Elgood's "The Arms of Greece" here is the page, which shows a yataghan of the distinct style in question, identified as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,845
Posted By TVV
Looking through Elgood's book, in the chapter on...

Looking through Elgood's book, in the chapter on yataghans on p. 146, figure 167 shows a yataghan with a similar bolster described by Elgood as originating from Crete or Southern Greece. He does not...
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