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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Kubur
Hi Motan Finally good stuff! For the first one...

Hi Motan
Finally good stuff!

For the first one it's what i call the mini kinjal from Damascus
But the blade is nicer and different than the 1920ties ones
and your scabbard is very 19th c. So it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Kubur
The deep and sharp notches were made with a saw...

The deep and sharp notches were made with a saw and not forged to imitate the upper part "ricasso" of a rapier, but normaly this part is thiner than the blade like a tang... It is the reason why this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Kubur
Buono dia First i like your sword and it's the...

Buono dia
First i like your sword and it's the first time that i see one with a scabbard.
We have some experts of this kind of sword on the forum but here is what i see: the blade as Ariel said looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By Kubur
Yes filigree is not only Arab or Jew, you have...

Yes filigree is not only Arab or Jew, you have filigree all over the world.
This filigree is South-East Asian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,010
Posted By Kubur
Let me add another one found recently... :)

Let me add another one found recently... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By Kubur
I'm not an expert in this kind of sword... But...

I'm not an expert in this kind of sword...
But this silver wire work is called filigree and very common in many parts of the world.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 927
Posted By Kubur
I agree but even better show us a photo of the...

I agree but even better show us a photo of the knife in the scabbard
According to some members it will be Greek but i think it's a Turkish bishaq...
A kard is Persian....
;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 927
Posted By Kubur
Please send me the address of your local store!!

Please send me the address of your local store!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By Kubur
Maybe from Falasha Ethiopian Jewish and remember...

Maybe from Falasha Ethiopian Jewish
and remember that Yemeni were in Gondar too
But for your Beja dagger i still believe that it might be a red Sea work rather than something from the mountains
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By Kubur
I won't tell you what to say... I would say that...

I won't tell you what to say...
I would say that the knife including hilt was made in Africa.
The filigree work or embellishment might be Yemeni jewish but as pointed out previously could be Arab...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By Kubur
This is a Red sea work, I don't think at...

This is a Red sea work, I don't think at Kassala.
Maybe from Yemeni Jewish diaspora
One of the best I have seen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Kubur
You may have an Ottoman Hungarian...

You may have an Ottoman Hungarian sword

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11039&page=1&pp=30&highlight=styrian+sword

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20664

Some people...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Kubur
Well done! Balkans for sure, Kosovo I don't...

Well done!
Balkans for sure, Kosovo I don't know.
As said, it's an Italian pistol for the Ottoman market.
You can't read the inscription as it is a pseudo inscription MIIIIIIIII...
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Kubur
oh Kiwiatek you are amazing! I'm your fan number...

oh Kiwiatek you are amazing!
I'm your fan number 2 after Ariel
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Kubur
I hope you noticed that Marius blade is hightly...

I hope you noticed that Marius blade is hightly polished.
He is our Polish specialist
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Kubur
Thank you Ariel for your explanation. I agree...

Thank you Ariel for your explanation. I agree with you for the basics, Ali was considered as a great fighter and a hero. The same is true for the sword zulfiqar given by the Prophet to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Kubur
Yes we had in the past a discussion about the...

Yes we had in the past a discussion about the Sudanese swords as token of war by Ethiopians and vice-versa Ethiopian swords reused by Sudanese and finally ended in Yemen...

I can see something like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Kubur
Hi Have a look at this...

Hi
Have a look at this post
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24849&highlight=khodmi
They are called khodmi or Bou Saidi from Algeria.
Yours is probably from 1930-1940ties
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Kubur
Yes European and it's the other round for...

Yes
European and it's the other round for African daggers. Cabo Verde and Senegalese knives have been influenced by Spanish and Portuguese knives...

Question: your dagger looks quiete old, is it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Kubur
Nobody spotted the bolster? Is it...

Nobody spotted the bolster? Is it Ethiopian?

Definitively not Mamluk they don't mention Ali.

Thank you Ariel, so in short Ali is a hero for both Sunni and Shia.

I have the feeling that it's more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Kubur
Beautifull and as said previously, it could be...

Beautifull and as said previously, it could be end of 19th or early 20th c. African like yemeni objects are difficult to date precisely.
I like the old repair, probably done by a spear and repaired...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Kubur
Have you ever heard about the myth of Prester...

Have you ever heard about the myth of Prester John?

Yes you are right as I said Faranji were mainly Europeans but foreigners in general, this extended outside Arab lands up to India...

(Firangi...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Kubur
for Ali is venerated by both branches. It is...

for
Ali is venerated by both branches.
It is written on the majority of Islamic blades coming from all over, Sunni or Shia.
why?
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Kubur
Your translations are really cool, thanks! Only...

Your translations are really cool, thanks!

Only one point, I think al faranji means the foreigner.
Of course most of the time Europeans.
The word comes from the Crusades, Franks, Faranj.
Also used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,227
Posted By Kubur
Are you saying that i'm a very bad saleman? :o

Are you saying that i'm a very bad saleman?
:o
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