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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 11:55 PM
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Posted By ariel
There was so much wootz produced in India, that ...

There was so much wootz produced in India, that even bladesmiths with less than stellar credentials used it.

Congratulations! Nice spearhead.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By ariel
Whose ass? :-)

Whose ass? :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By ariel
I got an e-mail from YataganMan together with 5...

I got an e-mail from YataganMan together with 5 photographs.
Here they are together with the text: I am sure we can learn a lot about the process of making horn handles. Regretfully, there are no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By ariel
YataganMan: Can you please show examples of the...

YataganMan:
Can you please show examples of the ram handles you describe: translucent, pink, shimmering?
If rams became the main source of material and kilijes were made in millions, finding a couple...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By ariel
The similarity of the material and the riveting...

The similarity of the material and the riveting make me believe that most if not all handles were made at the same time and in the same shop.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By ariel
Thanks to both of you. Just as I expected:...

Thanks to both of you. Just as I expected: different opinions.....

Ian:
I have never seen so translucent handles on Ottoman swords, and finding several in the same collection would be statistically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By ariel
Strange ottoman handles

I am back from Milan.
At your suggestions I went to Museo Poldi Pezzoli.
They have very small collection of Oriental weapons, some of which were very nice.
However, I got confused: several...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,754
Posted By ariel
Yes, Mosul is in Iraq.

Yes, Mosul is in Iraq.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,754
Posted By ariel
This is a REAL sword dance, performed with...

This is a REAL sword dance, performed with fighting swords.
This is why I was always hesitant about Ibrahiim's claim that Omani kattaras were special "dancing" swords.
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By ariel
Look...

Look here:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16519&highlight=transylvanian+knot
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,624
Posted By ariel
Alan, Allow me to add my 5 cents worth of purely...

Alan,
Allow me to add my 5 cents worth of purely personal perspective.
IMHO, there are as many collections as there are collectors. We all have different criteria, and the general statements such...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By ariel
The blade is highly likely Hungarian, but the...

The blade is highly likely Hungarian, but the entire sword is not , IMHO.
It strikes me as coming from one of the Arab areas of the Ottoman Empire, and I would bet on Iraq.
Hungarian blades and their...
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 3,876
Posted By ariel
Victrix, Please show the entire sword and...

Victrix,
Please show the entire sword and separately the handle.
There seems to be a twist that pushes me toward Georgian Khmali. I may be wrong, but need better pics.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,729
Posted By ariel
Post resurrected again:-))) Shah Abbas I...

Post resurrected again:-)))

Shah Abbas I captured Karbala around 1622, and that is when he could have seen the windows of the Imam Hussain shrine.


Here are 2 pictures by European artists:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By ariel
Check the Robert Hales’ book: huge collection of...

Check the Robert Hales’ book: huge collection of those with detailed decoding of the meanings.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By ariel
Egerton has a similar example in his book, listed...

Egerton has a similar example in his book, listed as Buckie.
I have 2, but their blades are of normal uniform thickness and are straight.
Here is one of them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By ariel
Japanese had red paint in the fuller of their...

Japanese had red paint in the fuller of their naginatas
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By ariel
Thanks!!!

Thanks!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By ariel
How do you do it with instant coffee?

How do you do it with instant coffee?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By ariel
Agree about the blade: first class! Also agree on...

Agree about the blade: first class!
Also agree on the metal repair of the handle.

The scabbard is obviously not original: too poor for the dagger. But it is this jambiya’s fourth or fifths one....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By ariel
Based on the dimensions of the scabbard ( see...

Based on the dimensions of the scabbard ( see picture), it must have contained a Mother of all Koras:-)

Brits have suffered heavy casualties from Koras while storming their defences.

My Nepalese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By ariel
None whatsoever:-) I see your point about the...

None whatsoever:-)
I see your point about the "folds" on the handle, but have no idea whether they are applicable.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By ariel
It is not" could be" :-) It was . Here...

It is not" could be" :-) It was .
Here is a picture of native Nepalese soldiers carrying Koras.
Couple of them in the first row show Koras in their easily recognizable scabbards, and in the rest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By ariel
What makes you believe that it is from there?

What makes you believe that it is from there?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By ariel
Thanks to all!

Thanks to all!
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