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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi blue lander, I would say (just feeling) the...

Hi blue lander,
I would say (just feeling) the sheath is conterporary (due to the relatively fresh colour; witnessed how they made such sheaths a few years ago). Newertheless the sheath is not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Which kind of steel is this ?

The blade (cca 60 cms long and originally very rusty), was mechanically cleaned, plunged into disodium salt of EDTA and again cleaned with a very fine steel brush, than cleaned in demi water and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for your (for me) very important...

Thank you all for your (for me) very important advices and Good Lucks !

Unfortunately, miracle did not take place and I found out that the blade was made of, I would say, normal steel (there was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Active...

Active link
http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=3912
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Finally, we made the sheath "somehow...

Finally, we made the sheath "somehow old" (ethanol treatment and flame annealing). "Original" sheath looked like this: http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=3912(the sword was bought years ago...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you both. I hope covering of gilding with...

Thank you both.
I hope covering of gilding with zapon lacquer will be sufficient.
Is there slight polish necessary after the final short etch (and neutralization), or this final polish would destroy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Etching with iron(III)chloride hexahydrate

Hello, I wonder If I may ask for an advice:
How concentrated should the solution be ? How long time should the blade be plunged ? When removed from the bath, should the blade be slightly (by cloth)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Here is dagger sold through Dorotheum. I saw that...

Here is dagger sold through Dorotheum.
I saw that pattern on old qudara, too
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Small addition from my experience: If restorers...

Small addition from my experience:

If restorers from museums in Prague recommends anything, they always operate with chemicals or on the substances level - never commercial products (i.e. as far as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Yes, I fully agree, there is big danger with...

Yes, I fully agree, there is big danger with using of "feeding" products which are not reversible. On the other hand, a think there is difference among various such products.

For examle:
I do not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for your inputs. I think...

Thank you all for your inputs. I think Shakethetrees perfectly understand my problem. I decided to complete nice central Asian sabre, i. e. to make new (old like) scabbard. I gave the order to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
How to get new leather/hide old ?

Please, within my restoring activities (or better attempts) I am looking for an advice how to "age" the new leather (on scabbard).
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Please, any idea concerning the text ? From the...

Please, any idea concerning the text ? From the date and origin I would presuppose it may be a version of Arabic scripture used in Ottoman Turkish during Ottoman Empire and also during the first...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,596
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sancar, Thank you ! Regards, Martin

Sancar,
Thank you !
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,596
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Enclosed please find some Ottoman and maybe...

Enclosed please find some Ottoman and maybe Seljuk dragon and phoenix (and similar) motives. I would say floral motives are very typical Ottoman motives for "newer" weapons (??18th, 19th century). I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Ward. And hereby I appeal to...

Thank you Ward.

And hereby I appeal to experienced colleagues with knowledge of Arabic writing (and maybe Turkish language) not to be shameful ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Ariel and Drac2k, Yes. it is date -...

Thank you Ariel and Drac2k,
Yes. it is date - 1927. I would be very interested in what else is written on the blade. My idea is eastern part of Turkey (?), maybe south east (?)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, Sorry that I did not enclose the copy of the...

Hi,
Sorry that I did not enclose the copy of the whole page, the handles are from "Afar style" daggers.
There is no doubt about influence comming from Arab and Ottoman world to Ethiopia that time....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Pls translation and any opinion is welcome

The dagger is small, nevertheless the blade is really good (it looks like a very "poisonous" weapon). Mostly, such handles are associated with much bigger kama (style) daggers, but I think only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Engraving from the book "Ethiopia...

Engraving from the book "Ethiopia Engraved" (Orig. Lefebvre Atlas, l. 44 and 45): "Early 19th-Century Weapons)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Jimmy, I am enclosing cca 5 years old photo...

Hi Jimmy,
I am enclosing cca 5 years old photo from the small market with souveniers infront of one hotel in Maroua, Extreme North Cameroon (and not far from the Nigerian mountinous borderland). As...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, Iain, Not only the belt system. Also the...

Hi, Iain,
Not only the belt system. Also the perfect belt loop and the design on it. Such design used to be commonly struck on loops made of brass.
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, After spending more than 4 years in Ethiopia...

Hi,
After spending more than 4 years in Ethiopia and collecting there I can just confirm again the pattern is typical for their sheaths, especially shabola´s and gorade´s sheaths.
Regards,
Martuin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
It´s strange in connection with Takouba, but the ...

It´s strange in connection with Takouba, but the pattern was really used in Ethiopia
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Congratulations - very well done ! I am comming a...

Congratulations - very well done !
I am comming a little bit late, nevertheless: also fine pemza powder applied with oil (and soft cloth) is very useful. Gold coftgari could be covered temporarily...
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