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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By kwiatek
Yes, correct. That’s a question of pronunciation...

Yes, correct. That’s a question of pronunciation not spelling though. There is an actual spelling mistake in the way Shahrikhon/Shahrikhan is spelt on the blade - it’s spelt wrong kind of letter h....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By kwiatek
These are Turkish verses of the type typically...

These are Turkish verses of the type typically found on yataghans. It is just that they are so crudely inscribed it is hard to read/identify them. It is fairly clear what one of them is, but the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By kwiatek
Yes it says Shahr-i Khan (Shahrikhon in modern...

Yes it says Shahr-i Khan (Shahrikhon in modern Uzbek). It is spelt correctly on the scabbard and incorrectly on the blade. Again, that kind of mistake might indicate it was made relatively recently....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By kwiatek
I don’t think the poems can tell you whether it...

I don’t think the poems can tell you whether it was made in Anatolia or the Balkans. Turkish poetry would have been read and understood by officers and dignitaries all over the Balkans, Aegean and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By kwiatek
It reads: عمل...

It reads:

عمل محمود صاحب محمد آغا سنه...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By kwiatek
Certainly from the Ottoman Empire. You’re very...

Certainly from the Ottoman Empire.

You’re very welcome. Is nice to see an inscription of this kind I haven’t seen before. Thanks for posting
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By kwiatek
Normally the same Turkish poems come up again and...

Normally the same Turkish poems come up again and again, but this is one I’ve never seen before as an inscription. I read it as:

بر اهلی [کذا]...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By kwiatek
The inscription, judging by the mistakes and the...

The inscription, judging by the mistakes and the hand, was done somewhere where the Arabic/Persian/Urdu alphabet is not in use anymore. I would not have thought it was done in India or Pakistan,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,578
Posted By kwiatek
I should add, I found it online as a verse...

I should add, I found it online as a verse attributed to the poet Lotfi Shirazi, who was active in the reign of Shah 'Abbas
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,578
Posted By kwiatek
This is in Persian, but the calligraphy looks...

This is in Persian, but the calligraphy looks more typical of Ottoman metalwork:

بکش خنجر که جان بهر...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,578
Posted By kwiatek
Also, if you post close-ups of the inscriptions I...

Also, if you post close-ups of the inscriptions I may be able to help. At the moment it's too low resolution for me to read
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By kwiatek
Thank you Ibrahim, I am sure you will pick up on...

Thank you Ibrahim, I am sure you will pick up on a lot of mistakes too, so please correct them when you notice them!

In answer to Ariel's question, yes zade is Persian, but it's also found in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By kwiatek
That's much clearer. The initial reading of the...

That's much clearer. The initial reading of the owner's/maker's name as "Manav Ali Agha-zade Salih (Salih, son of Manav Ali Agha)" is correct
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By kwiatek
Beautiful! The larger inscription in two lines...

Beautiful!

The larger inscription in two lines are a Turkish couplet, which I've seen on other pieces of this date and type

ياقلاشمه...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By kwiatek
Now I'm embarrassed! Please, it's a pleasure, and...

Now I'm embarrassed! Please, it's a pleasure, and this way I learn lots. Thank you all for sharing your expertise and images of items from your collections
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By kwiatek
Welcome! Thank you for posting. I made a typo in...

Welcome! Thank you for posting. I made a typo in the date, which I've corrected now
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By kwiatek
Again, apologies for a boring and pedantic post...

Again, apologies for a boring and pedantic post of limited interest to most users.

The most common way to transliterate ط as in طلا is with a ṭ (a t with a dot below)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By kwiatek
This is not of general interest, so please feel...

This is not of general interest, so please feel free to ignore! It's not my goal to be pedantic, but since you brought it up I thought I'd respond.

There is no one system for transliteration of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By kwiatek
The main inscription is, including the spelling...

The main inscription is, including the spelling mistakes that are typical on pieces of this type

لا فتا الا علي لا...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By kwiatek
Gosh, thank you for your kind post. It's a...

Gosh, thank you for your kind post. It's a pleasure to be able to help, where I can. Yes, I'm very interested in old weapons and am grateful for the opportunity to learn from people who have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By kwiatek
It’s Arabic with lots of mistakes and done...

It’s Arabic with lots of mistakes and done probably by a non-native speaker or by someone semi-literate.

“There’s no hero but ‘Ali, no sword but Dhu’l-Fiqar. ‘And tell the good tidings to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By kwiatek
I don’t think the terms teh-nishan or...

I don’t think the terms teh-nishan or teh-tila/tula are in India restricted to Bidri ware. I cited that paper because it was one of the few places in English where they give an explanation for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By kwiatek
As far as I know tah-tala is a synonym for the...

As far as I know tah-tala is a synonym for the deep inlay technique more commonly known as tah-nishan. It’s two Persian words, tah meaning “base” and tala (spelt tula or even tila sometimes in India)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,515
Posted By kwiatek
Thank you Kubur and CharlesS for posting your...

Thank you Kubur and CharlesS for posting your pieces. It‘s great to see new things and to learn!

I think faqir here means “poor” rather than “dervish”, though you’re right that it could have that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By kwiatek
I wouldn’t suggest this was Deccani. Just that...

I wouldn’t suggest this was Deccani. Just that owner’s first name may have been “Khanderao” or a variant on it, though I may be wrong. The most famous Khanderaos were the Maratha ruler Khanderao...
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