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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 12:26 PM
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Posted By gp
Much obliged for your feedback! From antiques and...

Much obliged for your feedback! From antiques and numismatic point of view I fully support your taste, leaving patina as is and only “ addressing” the corrosion ( damage control ) .
Time for me to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By gp
Thnx a lot gents for the cleaningtips and the...

Thnx a lot gents for the cleaningtips and the determination of its origin !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By gp
Thnx a lot ! I have been told origin to be...

Thnx a lot ! I have been told origin to be central Asia.
It's total lenght is 28 cm , unfortunately no scabbard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By gp
request for advice: to clean or not to clean?

Should I leave the blade as it is or should I try to clean it ?
Why I ask:
I am afraid of damaging or even removing the yellow coloured ( gold painted?) curved stripe...
Thank you for your advice !...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th July 2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By gp
cold weapons and Orientalism

Orientalism in art was a fashionable perception and hence subjective "imitation" of the reality and nothing to do with the scientific studies of the likes of T.E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,876
Posted By gp
and also the variety of writing ...

and also the variety of writing "Sarajevo"and year
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,876
Posted By gp
back to the topic. Hereby an overview of several...

back to the topic. Hereby an overview of several "f" marks.
Remarkable: one is "mirrored"; forgery or a left handed one ?
the latter actually not a correct custom in an Islamic country ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,876
Posted By gp
Sorry to say dear friend but whether you agree or...

Sorry to say dear friend but whether you agree or not with me is irrelevant nor is your belief.

No offence intended but prior to replying and philosofing, why not first call or write an email to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,876
Posted By gp
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,876
Posted By gp
Thumbs up je vous en prie / you're welcome ! are you...

je vous en prie / you're welcome !

are you sure....your girlfriend and a bichaq...? Mon Dieu.... what have you done ...?
time 4 U 2 call the guys from Patria Nostra (the Foreign Legion) and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd July 2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By gp
the last batch for now :)

the last batch for now :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd July 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By gp
still some 2 come...

still some 2 come...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd July 2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By gp
a few more

a few more
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd July 2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By gp
as promised, pictures between 1900-1940 ( most...

as promised, pictures between 1900-1940 ( most around 1920) of soldiers of the Sultan but also tribesmen from the North and South who were battling the Sultan's forces as well as the French ( "tiens,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,876
Posted By gp
Jim is wrong I am afraid to say and apologies as...

Jim is wrong I am afraid to say and apologies as I overlooked this and never addressed this before.

Solar symbols would be heretical as first of all most of the makers were Muslims. Imagine using...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,876
Posted By gp
and as said, better and nicer work on the ferrule...

and as said, better and nicer work on the ferrule than the bichaqs
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,876
Posted By gp
also nice to see is how they incorporated the top...

also nice to see is how they incorporated the top rivet nicely. Something you do not see with their bichaqs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,876
Posted By gp
and as uncle Battara likes his copper...

and as uncle Battara likes his copper scabbard...
one is happy to oblige....! :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,876
Posted By gp
although not the bichaq type this dagger from...

although not the bichaq type this dagger from 1890 is still part of the "Bosniaken" family and a little more luxurious (f.i. details on the ferrule and scabbard ).
It took 2 1/2 months to get from...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th June 2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By gp
he's not a Magrebian but from the Levant. But I...

he's not a Magrebian but from the Levant. But I shall post some more pics from Magreb warriors ans soldiers, both Arab and Amazigh ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By gp
as requested

as requested
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By gp
would they have a wooden scabbard covered by...

would they have a wooden scabbard covered by leather ?

I bought it from a Russian gent from Siberia, close to Kazachstan, who sells Russian artifacts and items from the former Sovjet Union, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By gp
a few more pics

a few more pics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By gp
what have I got ?

There is not much I can say except I bought it in a poor condition; a lot of dirt on the blade with a little that looked like rust on the marks and too dry leather on the wooden scabbard..

After...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd June 2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By gp
our dearest friends in Mexico were in...

our dearest friends in Mexico were in Precolumbian times already very familiar with sword & club like weapons
like the Aztec's Macuahuitl ( the one with feathers called 'hungry wood') and a...
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