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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 06:00 PM
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Posted By gp
#5 from Detlef is a Bosnian one…that triggered my...

#5 from Detlef is a Bosnian one…that triggered my attention.

Next I see a few ( very nice) Surmene ones, but also some Laz ones.

And although we recently had an interesting exchange of minds...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 08:42 AM
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Posted By gp
very nice knives but we must be careful not to...

very nice knives but we must be careful not to mix 3 differnet types I see in this thread :

1. former Yugoslavia ( Bosnian knives)
2. Surmene knives
3. Laz knives or as they are called in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2022, 07:36 PM
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Posted By gp
going through the link , the picture is indeed...

going through the link , the picture is indeed helpful; the bigger one has a decoration on the blade which often can be seen on the Bosnian an Serbian knives. In one of the threads on bichaqs I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2022, 07:33 PM
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Posted By gp
cornelian: a translucent red or orange variety of...

cornelian: a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony = transparent quartz
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By gp
your knife / dagger reminded me a little of this...

your knife / dagger reminded me a little of this one from the Southern Magreb : could be present day Moroccan, Berber or even Touareg.
The similarity I see is the blade, difference with your the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2022, 09:09 PM
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Posted By gp
and a few pics from different folks, yet in a...

and a few pics from different folks, yet in a region close to eachother; Albanian, Dalmatia, Herzegovina, Bosnia, Montenegro between 1860 -1910
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2022, 08:35 PM
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Posted By gp
a picture of an Austrian gent during WWI in...

a picture of an Austrian gent during WWI in 1915.
Remarkable to me is the weapon he is posing with:
a long Werndl bayonet .

You would expect a special knife ( like the Ottoman bichaq or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By gp
I like it very much: reminds me of art deco...

I like it very much: reminds me of art deco style.
The grip and ferrule are very nice, but (personal taste) it deserves a better blade; slightly wider and a little longer with a sleeker / tighter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By gp
I also was thinking of reindeer ( who actually...

I also was thinking of reindeer ( who actually suffered a similar fate due to climate change in Scandinavia the last decade ) .

Now checking on this people I found the following :

"the Koryak...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th September 2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,236
Posted By gp
the Yaka sword with the white handle and the...

the Yaka sword with the white handle and the Zande execution sickle with the white handle have been sold
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2022, 03:15 PM
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Posted By gp
interesting : a Scandinavian site mentions him in...

interesting : a Scandinavian site mentions him in 1756 as a leader.
Gues 2 different men with the same name, centuries separate..:)
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2022, 10:20 PM
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Posted By gp
beautiful decoration, real artwork on the grip ...

beautiful decoration, real artwork on the grip portraying the seal and dear or elk!
Even far away from well known routes, the maker is more than talented ;
a real painting-like realistic image...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2022, 05:33 PM
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2022, 05:30 PM
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Views: 439,360
Posted By gp
Thank you both for the additional info. So 1775,...

Thank you both for the additional info. So 1775, perhaps he might have been also an inspiration for the character of Taras Bulba (like for instance Okhrim Makukha)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2022, 10:02 PM
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Posted By gp
some more Caucassian pics

some more Caucassian pics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By gp
What makes it Dagestani? Am very eager to...

What makes it Dagestani? Am very eager to learn….herzlich Dank !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By gp
thank you very much for your explanation: highly...

thank you very much for your explanation: highly appreciated !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By gp
Questian I have looking at the hilt / grip: ...

Questian I have looking at the hilt / grip:

must this not be an awfull combat weapon ….?
Holding it tight, certainly no pleasure in the palm of your hand and for a longer period of close combat...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By gp
Hello my dear friend, they are actually a...

Hello my dear friend,

they are actually a luxery version from that era of cutlery knives used by the military (officers) and a few rich merchants or the aristocracy (begs) in the old Balkan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By gp
how to get rust out of a scabbard ?

Hi folks!

Question: I just got a yataghan which had a little oxidation at the point .
Cleaned it carefully but as both the weapon and the scabbard (wood covered with leather and silverlike metal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By gp
Correct “ over de kling jagen” or even “ over de...

Correct “ over de kling jagen” or even “ over de kling springen” is the correct proverb, must be my father used it in a wide way of speaking to ventilate his feelings of the jungle encounters.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By gp
well that is to be seen; bichaqs and yataghans...

well that is to be seen; bichaqs and yataghans had hilts made out of horn, ivory but also bones;

2 other museums and one study
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By gp
Here is a partial explanation: they took it from...

Here is a partial explanation: they took it from Indonesia, moreover Atjeh / Aceh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klewang

In Dutch it became part of our language as we have an expression ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By gp
concerning the markings on the blade; just found...

concerning the markings on the blade; just found on a Croatian site on the internet a knife, with this description "BEAUTIFUL DECORATED BLADE CIRCA 1880 MADE IN BOSNIA, TOTAL LENGTH : 25.5cm HANDLE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 136,265
Posted By gp
a new one which I hardly have seen: the round...

a new one which I hardly have seen:
the round top of the hilt / grip and not "fancied up" with metallic support or decoration.
Be it as support of the blade or just as an additional decoration....
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