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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Jens: the ricasso you can see on the last picture...

Jens: the ricasso you can see on the last picture in the Roland's reply.
Roland: thank you for the hot air pistol idea! The blade is not laminated in the sense of pattern-welding, but there are some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Thank you Roland for your opinion! I am not an...

Thank you Roland for your opinion! I am not an expert, but I have taken a look at Cuirassier sword blades and an earlier 17-18 century European blades, and the Firangi blade looks more similar to...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th May 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Sold

Sold
Forum: Swap Forum 8th May 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Reserved

Reserved
Forum: Swap Forum 7th May 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
More pictures

More pictures
Forum: Swap Forum 7th May 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
A Signed Afghani Choora for Sale

For sale is a fine Afghani Choora. It is signed by the maker or by the owner.

Overall length 32 cm.

Asking price 180 Euro

Please ask any questions: tvdianova(at)yahoo(dot)de
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Firangi with European blade

A huge 120 cm long Firangi with a silvered handle has come my way recently. It has a European made blade marked with three moons with small stars on the both sides. Does anybody has an idea where the...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th April 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Sold

Sold
Forum: Swap Forum 10th April 2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,748
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Reserved

Reserved
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,191
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Fernando: it is not a common Arabian Saif, but...

Fernando: it is not a common Arabian Saif, but one of the best Saifs I have ever seen! A great sword, congratulations!
I would like to add my humble example to the thread since this thread shows many...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd March 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 20th March 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
An Antique Afghani Khyber Knife for Sale

For sale is a large antique Afghani Khyber Knife. A nice complete example including the original scabbard. Laminated blade construction.

Overall length 80 cm.

Asking price 300 Euro

Please ask...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th March 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,373
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Price update: 430 Euro

Price update: 430 Euro
Forum: Swap Forum 20th March 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,748
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Price update: 310 Euro

Price update: 310 Euro
Forum: Swap Forum 20th March 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Price update: 220 Euro

Price update: 220 Euro
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
It is definitely a repair, not a scarf weld.

It is definitely a repair, not a scarf weld.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Great info on these blades (and great swords...

Great info on these blades (and great swords too)!
The Sumatra story seems true for my sword, since Kai means the lacquer work is Sumatran.
The Caucasian origin is a new theory for me, but I still...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
You are absolutely right Norman - the beginning...

You are absolutely right Norman - the beginning of the inscription is identical, but mine is a couple of words shorter. Thank you for the translation!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Norman, you have a great Persian sword that...

Norman, you have a great Persian sword that deserves a careful restoration!
The blade is in much better condition than mine was, and it will polish very well. All these trade blades have great Wootz...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Thank you Kai for your comments and ideas! Yes,...

Thank you Kai for your comments and ideas! Yes, the fittings may be later than the blade, although they have some age.
The sword has no provenance. It was bought from the auction, with the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
South-East Asian sword with a Persian trade blade for discussion

This sword has definitely many stories to tell. It has a Wootz Persian blade that travelled really far from the origin and was finally mounted somewhere in South-East Asia. The blade is battered,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
From the photos the blade looks like unproperly...

From the photos the blade looks like unproperly etched Wootz...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th October 2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
An antique Indian Tiger Tooth dagger for sale

For sale is a rare antique Indian Tiger Tooth dagger. Rosewood handle.

Overall length 32 cm.

Asking price 240 Euro

Please ask any questions: tvdianova(at)yahoo(dot)de
Forum: Swap Forum 30th October 2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,748
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Price update: 330 Euro

Price update: 330 Euro
Forum: Swap Forum 30th October 2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,373
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Price update: 450 Euro

Price update: 450 Euro
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