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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 05:11 PM
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Posted By mahratt
The first knife from the topic is in Indian...

The first knife from the topic is in Indian scabbard, not in Central Asian ones. In the other two examples, you can observe the scabbard from large Central Asian knives that were matched to small...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
Again, there are a lot of empty words that are...

Again, there are a lot of empty words that are not related to the topic of discussion. It is not clear why this political information about the "USSR - an empire of evil" is in the subject)))) I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
I take no offence. Moreover, I am not offended by...

I take no offence. Moreover, I am not offended by certain participants. It's just that if people write nonsense because of their lack of knowledge, I point it out)))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
The scabbard that you demonstrate in the topic...

The scabbard that you demonstrate in the topic belongs to the pchak knives that were made in the USSR. As I wrote above, they differed in shape from the old samples of this type of knives. Thank you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
Thanks for the example. It seems in childhood...

Thanks for the example.
It seems in childhood such a comparison was called "find 10 differences".
The only thing in common between these scabbards is that they are made of silver ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
There are a lot of letters and little meaning......

There are a lot of letters and little meaning... Why invent mythical Meskhetian Turks who allegedly made a sheath of silver in the USSR in the second half of the 20th century? Probably Ariel left the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
It is not clear why post a photo of this Ottoman...

It is not clear why post a photo of this Ottoman knife in the subject. His scabbard has no resemblance to the scabbard of the item in question ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By mahratt
I agree with the participants who wrote that this...

I agree with the participants who wrote that this belt is from Afghanistan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
It would be interesting to see a Ottoman knife in...

It would be interesting to see a Ottoman knife in a scabbard of the same decor. Unfortunately, I am not aware of such samples. But, probably, Ariel and Saracen will demonstrate such items.

In the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
I agree with ariel. My opinion is that the item...

I agree with ariel. My opinion is that the item is assembled from three parts (quite possibly a long time ago). The scabbard is undoubtedly made in Central Asia. The hilt and blade have nothing to do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,827
Posted By mahratt
It is important to remember in what years Moser...

It is important to remember in what years Moser was in Turkestan. He visited Turkestan several times from 1868 to 1889. He collected most of the collection on his first trips. And Caucasian masters...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By mahratt
Marius, I was specifically looking for...

Marius, I was specifically looking for information about this.
It is important to separate two issues.
1) there was a mass production of damask steel in India. It stopped in the middle of the 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By mahratt
Congratulations, Marius! Great pesh-kabz! I...

Congratulations, Marius!
Great pesh-kabz! I think this is India. Second half of the 19th century. This is a very good example!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
These were large cities that were capitals of...

These were large cities that were capitals of khanates: Bukhara and Khiva. Although it is possible that individual masters could work in such a technique in other smaller cities as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By mahratt
Alex and Colin are certainly right. The hilt of...

Alex and Colin are certainly right. The hilt of modern work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
Correctly. Because there is not a single pchak in...

Correctly. Because there is not a single pchak in the photo. Only kards and karud.
But, in Caucasus, I cannot remember knives of such a shape that would fit this scabbard ... But in Central Asia...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
Persian for me...

Persian for me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,781
Posted By mahratt
A few more knives from Central Asia in a similar...

A few more knives from Central Asia in a similar scabard^
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,923
Posted By mahratt
Unfortunately, the translation of the...

Unfortunately, the translation of the inscriptions will not help much:

"Oh Kind!" (usually an appeal to Allah). Year 1250 (1255?)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By mahratt
Hello. Let me answer a little earlier than...

Hello. Let me answer a little earlier than Jim.
Here are the books that I think you will find interesting:
The Indian Sword, by Philip S. Rawson

Hindu Arms and Ritual: Arms and Armour from India...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By mahratt
I agree with Jim. Late 19th century.

I agree with Jim. Late 19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By mahratt
Ethiopian

Ethiopian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By mahratt
Late 19th century ordinary tulwar Scabbard -...

Late 19th century ordinary tulwar
Scabbard - early 20th century
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By mahratt
The curvature of tulwars varies greatly. Your...

The curvature of tulwars varies greatly. Your tulwar is "within normal limits" :)
The blade is not European and not wootz. This is an ordinary talwar - a saber.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By mahratt
Congratulations Rick! A very good battle ax....

Congratulations Rick!
A very good battle ax. Undoubtedly Afghanistan.
Personally, I believe that these axes belong to the late 19th - early 20th century. They are lighter and more graceful than the...
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