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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,566
Posted By kamachate
Dear Ariel an all, thank for the very useful...

Dear Ariel an all, thank for the very useful topic. I will try to address my personal opinion, as someone interested in ancient warfare.
The first difference between the usages of the two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,944
Posted By kamachate
Additionally, none of the niello fittings seem to...

Additionally, none of the niello fittings seem to be functional, which makes me think of some silver fittings from a harness used to dress it.
The pieces on a harness can easily be enough for a few...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,944
Posted By kamachate
Dear all, I am not qualified to talk on...

Dear all,
I am not qualified to talk on yataghans, but I want to draw some attention to the niello fittings. These ones on the sample (both the rivets and the one at the end of the pommel) remind me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,598
Posted By kamachate
The inscription is not clear, we could not read...

The inscription is not clear, we could not read it unfortunately... "Great kindjal", anyway :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,598
Posted By kamachate
Ariel, Thank you for the images. It is really...

Ariel, Thank you for the images. It is really very hard to read this. I will ask a friend for it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,598
Posted By kamachate
Hı Ariel, Do we have any chance to see that...

Hı Ariel,
Do we have any chance to see that piece, the Shapsough one? Forgive me if I missed it in ant of the previous threads.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 151,129
Posted By kamachate
Hi all... Here I attached 5 images, first three...

Hi all... Here I attached 5 images, first three showing Circassian soldiers at İstanbul. The arms and clothing of the Circassians were well known in the Ottoman Empire. Çerkes Kaması...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,388
Posted By kamachate
Forgotten second mark

I have forgot to mention the second mark on the blade. It is hard to read, but seems to be Cyrillic. It is at the end of the acid etching decoration, near the mark with Arabic script. Here I attach 2...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,388
Posted By kamachate
An old kindjal for comments

Hi all.
This is one of my old relics, which I am going to restore (and of course will share after the restoration). I wanted to share it and have your opinions (if you provide :) ), before the hilt,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,246
Posted By kamachate
You are welcome, but unfortunately cannot read...

You are welcome, but unfortunately cannot read Georgian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,246
Posted By kamachate
Hi all. Thanks to Sakimori, this is really an...

Hi all.
Thanks to Sakimori, this is really an interesting thread, reminding me the old days I danced and taught :D
When considering "dancing daggers", I think we are dealing with two different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,397
Posted By kamachate
That's also what I think, but these cheap and bad...

That's also what I think, but these cheap and bad examples are so small in numbers when compared to the majority... This seems interesting to me, for they "should" have been produced more than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,397
Posted By kamachate
Compared to the one I shared, yours is a piece of...

Compared to the one I shared, yours is a piece of art :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,397
Posted By kamachate
Then, here is a pseudo shashka from me :) The...

Then, here is a pseudo shashka from me :)
The hilt is goat's horn. The iron expand of the blade goes until the end of the hilt, nearly have the shape of it. The places of the rivets can give a clue....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,397
Posted By kamachate
Dear Andreas, I know the dictionary. Although it...

Dear Andreas, I know the dictionary. Although it is a good attempt for its era, it is rather an insufficient source for Circassian language (at least, today). Most words were just "found" during face...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,397
Posted By kamachate
Thank you both Estcrh and Ariel, Yes, the photo...

Thank you both Estcrh and Ariel,
Yes, the photo is just what I meant, after the Russian-Caucasian war, and despite their position in the Ottoman court, one can not see any exaggerated fittings on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,397
Posted By kamachate
Interestingly, Circassian noble classes (wearing...

Interestingly, Circassian noble classes (wearing chainmail shirts, helmets and carrying bow-quiver), including the royal guards of the Czar's convoy, are rarely depicted with "shashkas". Especially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,397
Posted By kamachate
Good point, Ariel: "It was an unusual...

Good point, Ariel:

"It was an unusual occurrence: the vanquished imposed their culture upon the conquerors."

Maybe sometime we should talk about the Victorian perception of the "mountain warriors",...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,397
Posted By kamachate
Hi all. Thanks for this useful thread. Here is a...

Hi all. Thanks for this useful thread. Here is a companion from me:

Yes, the word seshkho (сэшхо) is the Circassian word for "big blade", even in modern Circassian....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By kamachate
Here is the photos of the second one. I tried to...

Here is the photos of the second one. I tried to do my best. As I mentioned, I did not find any parallels for this mark on any blade (but surely I am no expert :D )
The bone handle is poorly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By kamachate
Here is one of the silver fittings on the belt.....

Here is one of the silver fittings on the belt.. Unfortunately, most fittings were silver plated copper, and they are in a terrible condition. Only the silver ones survived.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By kamachate
Thank you Ariel and Jim. Now I am going to add...

Thank you Ariel and Jim. Now I am going to add the better photos accordingly, beginning with the European blade. The "Transylvanian knot" Jim mentions is important I think, for there are some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By kamachate
Thank you, Battara, but I am hardly a collector,...

Thank you, Battara, but I am hardly a collector, one of these is mine, the other is a gift to my sister :) :) Keeping just one example of each, just to watch :)
No, these are form Turkey, where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By kamachate
Thank you very much, Ariel. I am going to take...

Thank you very much, Ariel. I am going to take better photos, not by a phone :) and post again. About the second one, I do not think it is Gurda, at least it does not seem to be any of the versions I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By kamachate
This is an other figure I forgot to attach in the...

This is an other figure I forgot to attach in the previous post. May be helpful for dating. Thank you very much.
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