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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 06:59 PM
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Posted By GePi
Great, thanks!

Great, thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By GePi
I also think the cartouche above says...

I also think the cartouche above says "bandeh-e velayat shah Abbas", as you would expect, but the calligraphy is not great and the picture is a bit blurry.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,124
Posted By GePi
That matches my experience, although I have never...

That matches my experience, although I have never had the chance to use nital myself.
Does your friend work on comission, or does he only do the work for you as a personal favor?
I do have some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By GePi
It's this one (عمل...

It's this one (عمل کلبعلی).
Also some more swords with snake motives which I think are all Qajar Persia, even the one with the disk pommel I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By GePi
The maker's cartouche reads kalb'ali. These...

The maker's cartouche reads kalb'ali. These engraved snakes can be found on quite a few 'extravagant' qajar era persian sword blades, mostly wootz tooas far as I have seen
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,124
Posted By GePi
Can you source nital in the Netherlands as a...

Can you source nital in the Netherlands as a private person? Here in Germany I have been trying to buy it several times, but not been able to without being associated with a lab.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By GePi
Thank you for the replies! I haven't even...

Thank you for the replies!

I haven't even noticed that there are two Bikaner-specific lines present in that whole jumble. Perhaps the sword was 'on loan' for a while and had to be reshelfed when it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By GePi
True, though usually there is only a sigle...

True, though usually there is only a sigle inscription. This one has a whole lot more written on it, it would be great to find out more about it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By GePi
A Rajput Tulwar for comment and help with translation (again)

Hi all, I have another piece to share, this time a nice tulwar sword.
It is probably familiar to some of you because it has been sitting on a well known dealer's site for quite a while before I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By GePi
On that note, look what I just now found while...

On that note, look what I just now found while semi-randomly browsing around on instagram.
I find this rather interesting, the only variation is with the characters in the upper right corner. Maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By GePi
Yep, that picture is better than the one on their...

Yep, that picture is better than the one on their website. I think I photographed this one out of one of Robert Elgood's books.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By GePi
I actually sifted through my refererence picture...

I actually sifted through my refererence picture collection when I got the sword months ago to compare it to other examples.
I thought I could not get to these because I am away from my home computer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By GePi
True, that's why I was sure it actually had some...

True, that's why I was sure it actually had some meaning. Perhaps it's just nonsensical, made by someone illiterate in the script. I'm pretty sure I have seen indian blades with meaningless...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By GePi
All right, thank you for giving it a shot though.

All right, thank you for giving it a shot though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By GePi
Okay, with a whole lot of fiddling I think I...

Okay, with a whole lot of fiddling I think I managed to trick my cell phone camera into being a bit less crappy for a second, but I don't know if it is enough :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By GePi
Another translation request of a stamp on a pulwar blade

Since I got such a quick and expert response on my last post here is another head scratcher.

It concerns a pulwar with a well made blade, which I believe was made in northern India. Besides some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By GePi
You are right, it's also not quite completely...

You are right, it's also not quite completely formed. That only leaves the sign on the left of that unaccounted for, which looks a bit like a 'jim' form letter connecting into the border of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By GePi
I think the extra dot belongs to the 'nun' from...

I think the extra dot belongs to the 'nun' from Khuqandi and has just wandered off to the side.



Thank your for the write-up, I will have to read up on that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By GePi
Like this:

Like this:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By GePi
Thank you so much, I never would have gotten that...

Thank you so much, I never would have gotten that myself!

If I understand you correctly the 'alef' from Bilal is partially rubbed out and the 'lam' like sign inside the date is actually a malformed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By GePi
Thanks! I do not think that the blade is cut...

Thanks!
I do not think that the blade is cut down, take a look at this example from Czerny's (also re-sold on oriental-arms recently), which has an identical arrangement of the fullers.
I agree on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By GePi
An Uzbek pichaq for comment and request for translation of inscription

It has been a while since I posted something, so here goes.

This is a large Uzbek knife that has come into my collection last year. It sports a very nice wootz blade, which I gave a light repolish...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th December 2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By GePi
The scabbard is gone. In the spirit of the...

The scabbard is gone.

In the spirit of the holiday season price drop for the talwar to 350 + shipping.
Forum: Swap Forum 18th December 2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By GePi
scabbard on hold.

scabbard on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 18th December 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By GePi
Additional pictures of the chiselled carrying...

Additional pictures of the chiselled carrying ring.
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