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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By kwiatek
I am familiar with calculating Abjad but if you...

I am familiar with calculating Abjad but if you are referring to the sword you posted a link to, I doubt very much it is an abjad chronogram.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,359
Posted By kwiatek
Yes I had realized it was upside down. I would...

Yes I had realized it was upside down.

I would be amazed if it was Bosnian, but I am prepared to be amazed if anyone can come up with a reading.

Could be talismanic, but you should still be able to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,359
Posted By kwiatek
Well, they are where you would expect the date to...

Well, they are where you would expect the date to be on an inscription of this type and they could be conceivably be 2**7, but the middle digits do not resemble anything much and even if they did,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By kwiatek
Where in India do you think this is from? Might...

Where in India do you think this is from? Might help with the inscription
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,359
Posted By kwiatek
Neither the words nor the numbers make any sense...

Neither the words nor the numbers make any sense to me in either Arabic, Persian or Turkish
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,310
Posted By kwiatek
To the right of the tughra عمل...

To the right of the tughra

عمل صالح

“Work of Salih”

The tughra itself is an owner’s inscription, probably

صاحب...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By kwiatek
Hallo, the main inscription is Arabic, part of...

Hallo, the main inscription is Arabic, part of Qur'an 61:13, very common on arms and armour, Persian work

نصر من الله...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,497
Posted By kwiatek
Thanks for the extra photos. Unfortunately they...

Thanks for the extra photos. Unfortunately they are too worn to read from the photos - I would need a magnifying glass and Garo Kürkman’s book on Ottoman silver marks to identify them. They are for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By kwiatek
Pleasure! Thanks for sharing your nice yataghan

Pleasure! Thanks for sharing your nice yataghan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By kwiatek
I agree it looks like...

I agree it looks like ١٢٢٤ 1224/1809-10.

In the roundel are the names of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and their dog.

There is a maker‘s inscription

عمل...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By kwiatek
Inscriptions are typical of the Caucasus. The...

Inscriptions are typical of the Caucasus. The poetic inscription is in one of the numerous difficult languages of the region, many of them language isolates, with Arabic loanwords. The first...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,497
Posted By kwiatek
The inscription on the blade is in Arabic and...

The inscription on the blade is in Arabic and reads

لا اله الا الله

"There is no god but God“

The stamps are an Ottoman...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,909
Posted By kwiatek
Pleasure! I suspect the inscription on the blade...

Pleasure! I suspect the inscription on the blade is in Kannada, but I’m far from sure
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,909
Posted By kwiatek
The Arabic inscriptions are invocations of...

The Arabic inscriptions are invocations of various Beautiful Names of God (traditionally held to be 99, though according to strict theology infinite in number), including

يا...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,223
Posted By kwiatek
It...

It says

عالمگیر شاهی ‌۱۱۱۵

“ ‘Alamgir Shahi 1115”

‘Alamgir was the regnal name of Aurangzeb and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,480
Posted By kwiatek
I agree, Saracen

I agree, Saracen
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,627
Posted By kwiatek
The last post saved multiple times for some reason

The last post saved multiple times for some reason
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,627
Posted By kwiatek
These verses are in Ottoman Turkish, I have seen...

These verses are in Ottoman Turkish, I have seen them on one other piece but I cannot remember where! Here they are copied with mistakes. They compare the dagger’s blade to the shining crescent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,564
Posted By kwiatek
This is inscribed with the...

This is inscribed with the classic

لا فتا (فتی) الا علی لا سیف الا...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,434
Posted By kwiatek
Saracen is correct, the names of the Seven...

Saracen is correct, the names of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and their dog (worn and with mistakes). In the roundel at the beginning of the decoration is the name “Mahmud”, presumably the maker
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,380
Posted By kwiatek
It was copied without understanding what it...

It was copied without understanding what it should mean and with words missing,
probably by an illiterate artisan:

[Darbından bu] bıçağın cümle düşman tar ü mar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,395
Posted By kwiatek
I googled a bit as well and saw some similar...

I googled a bit as well and saw some similar pieces but nothing with an inscription like yours. Interesting! Now just to find someone who can read it ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,395
Posted By kwiatek
Can’t read it, but pretty sure the inscription is...

Can’t read it, but pretty sure the inscription is Tibetan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,007
Posted By kwiatek
Thanks for the photo, that’s much clearer, though...

Thanks for the photo, that’s much clearer, though I am not sure of the reading of “Topçu” now! The name is hard to make out. The fact that it is in Ottoman Turkish does not mean that the owner was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,007
Posted By kwiatek
I think it’s almost certainly a personal name....

I think it’s almost certainly a personal name. Hoca is used very commonly as part of names and nicknames (most famously Nasrettin Hoca) or to denote someone who is master of a skill or a profession....
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