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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,908
Posted By kwiatek
I think I answered this before but perhaps it...

I think I answered this before but perhaps it wasn’t clear. This isn’t a royal tughra, it’s an owner’s inscription in tughra form, which is quite common

صاحب...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By kwiatek
I may be barking up the wrong tree, but is that...

I may be barking up the wrong tree, but is that not a very small trisula in the point of the cartouche? I wonder if this is not a hybrid stamp made by a Hindu artisan/for a Hindu patron but inspired...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By kwiatek
I think this contains a form of the ubiquitous...

I think this contains a form of the ubiquitous legend

banda-yi shah-i vilayat ...

'Slave of the King of Trusteeship (i.e. 'Ali)', found in association with the name of one of the Safavid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By kwiatek
سنه sana “Year” I seem to...

سنه

sana

“Year”

I seem to remember that there are loads of these daggers in Bern in the Historisches Museum. There might be one with the same design - I would check the catalogue...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By kwiatek
I think you are probably right. I agree it looks...

I think you are probably right. I agree it looks 19th-century and that 125(0) would fit better. Also, normally only one digit is normally missed out in a date.

Though Persians never wrote 5 this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By kwiatek
I would suggest the date rather as...

I would suggest the date rather as

سنه (٠٠)١٢

"Year 12(00)”

1200=1785-6

What people have read as two zeros/fives are part of the decoration/flowers. A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By kwiatek
This is a couplet in Urdu from a Marsiya (a...

This is a couplet in Urdu from a Marsiya (a Shi’ite elegiac poem on the martyrs of Karbala) by the famous Urdu poet Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabir


شمشیر...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By kwiatek
You are welcome, thanks for sharing your knife...

You are welcome, thanks for sharing your knife with us.

Actually, since it is Turkish you should probably transliterate it as

amel-i hüseyin

“Work of Hüseyin”
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By kwiatek
It is عمل...

It is

عمل حسين

'amal husayn

'Work of Husayn'
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
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: 1,954
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: 1,954
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: 1,720
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: 1,954
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: 36
Views: 2,908
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: 1,046
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: 3,077
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: 1,141
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: 1,141
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: 11
Views: 1,813
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: 3,077
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: 3,636
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: 3,636
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: 5,220
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: 6,763
Posted By kwiatek
I agree, Saracen

I agree, Saracen
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