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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:06 PM
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Posted By ariel
Put it in the Classics for future references

Put it in the Classics for future references
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By ariel
I understand now why a question of new blade was...

I understand now why a question of new blade was raised
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2015, 09:28 PM
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Views: 1,409
Posted By ariel
If this kilij indeed came from the collection of...

If this kilij indeed came from the collection of Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, you got yourself a treasure.
Commander of Russian Occupation Force in France ( after conclusion of which he...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By ariel
Go on e-bay and look for kamisori.

Go on e-bay and look for kamisori.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By ariel
There are written sources about the use of corvo...

There are written sources about the use of corvo during the Chile-Peru war; multiple accounts of throat cutting. Including a wholesale murder of Peruvian wounded during a raid on a military hospital....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By ariel
Nice scabbards:-) How about baring the blades?

Nice scabbards:-)
How about baring the blades?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 11:40 PM
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Views: 312
Posted By ariel
I think it is a shaving razor.

I think it is a shaving razor.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,773
Posted By ariel
December or January.... What year? :-))))))

December or January.... What year? :-))))))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By ariel
Wish you luck with your restoration project.

Wish you luck with your restoration project.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By ariel
There is a complete similar " Dha...

There is a complete similar " Dha dagger" with bone handle and silver scabbard and pommel on e-bay now for $65.

Unless you wanted to buy an amusement project, I wouldn't see much reason in acquiring...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By ariel
Generally, he was correct: anything made by a...

Generally, he was correct: anything made by a multitude of mom-and-pop outfits for souvenir purposes is likely to be junky.
There still are real and acknowledged masters in that part of the world,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By ariel
Destroyed, mostly. By the Russians in their part...

Destroyed, mostly. By the Russians in their part of Central Asia after the Civil War, by the Chinese after their occupation of Kashgar and, especially, during the Mao times...


When in 1944 Soviets...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By ariel
Nice knives. There is a burgeoning knife...

Nice knives.
There is a burgeoning knife industry in Xinjang, especially in Yengisar. Chinese authorities don't like it very much, because of several recent incidents whereby Muslim Uyghur...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By ariel
Since they were not military units, they might...

Since they were not military units, they might have been armed with "civilian" swords. Niuweidao comes to mind. I have one more than 3.5 feet long. Big enough for you? :-)))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By ariel
Marriages of unrelated blades and handles are...

Marriages of unrelated blades and handles are older than dirt. After all, there were no " regulation patterns" and each owner was free to rev up his fantasies.

Miller in his book on Caucasian arms...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,295
Posted By ariel
There is not a trace, not a hint, not a whiff of...

There is not a trace, not a hint, not a whiff of Hebrew here. If you need confirmation, Artzi Yarom is the source.

There is not a trace, hint or whiff of Old Slavonic Glagolitic here, either.


...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,285
Posted By ariel
There is not a trace, not a hint, not a whiff of...

There is not a trace, not a hint, not a whiff of Hebrew here. If you need confirmation, Artzi Yarom is the source.

There is not a trace, hint or whiff of Old Slavonic Glagolitic here, either.


...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By ariel
Under this law, a work of art looted by the Nazis...

Under this law, a work of art looted by the Nazis and residing in German hands ( private or public) can no longer be returned to the legal heirs. Having spent 70+ years on the German soil, it will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By ariel
One of a very well known dealers had in his...

One of a very well known dealers had in his catalogue a true Pala blade with a disproportionally long yataghan handle.
I am still kicking myself for not buying it.
I recently contacted him and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,124
Posted By ariel
I am not advocating aggressive, personal and...

I am not advocating aggressive, personal and insulting remarks.
However, I was,- and still am,- a bit disappointed by the insipid nature of comments. Even when the thesis advanced is plainly ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,124
Posted By ariel
There were several "research" papers...

There were several "research" papers published here. Some were incredibly sophomoric and some had logical and factual holes size of Great Lakes.
I wrote comments, pointing out to these gross...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By ariel
Far be it from me to argue with the opinions of...

Far be it from me to argue with the opinions of Gurus, but just as a comment:

Down-turned handles are seen on nomadic sabers dating back to the 6-12 centuries and belonging to Enisei Kyrgyz ( see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By ariel
Scabbard fitting on the next to last picture has...

Scabbard fitting on the next to last picture has numbers: 007.
Oh, my God!
It belonged to... You know who!
Is there an Arabic equivalent of the letter Q somewhere?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By ariel
So it were you who outbid me??? Well, at least...

So it were you who outbid me???

Well, at least this tulwar found himself an educated and devoted owner. Enjoy each other!

I think Jim is onto something, and this something is "Arab...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,064
Posted By ariel
I see your point, but we do not know where and...

I see your point, but we do not know where and under what conditions this scabbard spent the last 150 years:-)
I recently saw pics of Jane Fonda....
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