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Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:54 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Brittish Royal Navy pattern 1827 maker?!

Hello,

Got this Brittish Royal Navy pattern 1827 officer's sword.

Can anybody help me identify the maker?!
Forum: European Armoury Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you very much for your comments! I also...

Thank you very much for your comments!
I also suspected something fishy when I saw the condition of the knife.
:o
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By mariusgmioc
Russian hunting knife for comments

I recently won in an auction the Russian imperial hunting knife in the photos below.

Any comments are welcomed!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By mariusgmioc
There are a few interesting points here. From a...

There are a few interesting points here.
From a photo, bog oak and ebony would be almost impossible to distinguish. Bog oak is lighter and quite soft to carve, while ebony is very heavy and hard.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By mariusgmioc
This is definitely not a typical blade. Just...

This is definitely not a typical blade.

Just have a look at the small double groove near the edge of the blade. Also the hollow grounding starting after about 15 cm from the very simple and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes, most of us encountered at least some, if not...

Yes, most of us encountered at least some, if not all of the problems mentioned above.

To my utter dissapointment not once, but many times I have encountered wrongly described items even with very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very well written article and a very interesting...

Very well written article and a very interesting hypothesis! Thank you for the article!

It answers brilliantly to my second question from my previous comment. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By mariusgmioc
1. On contrary. The fact that Ms.Gozde Yasar...

1. On contrary. The fact that Ms.Gozde Yasar defines every example as "Ottoman" does not negate the multiethnicity of their origin but asserts it. Moreover, it clearly hints to the futility of trying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By mariusgmioc
In your first posting you make an excellent point...

In your first posting you make an excellent point Kubur. Couldn't agree more.

Yes, yatagans with their recurved blades are strikingly similar to the ancirnt Greek kopis or to the Iberian falcata. So...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up There is so little information about these...

There is so little information about these swords...

Thank you very much for sharing this article! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,693
Posted By mariusgmioc
PS: Regarding the cost of shipping, I believe in...

PS: Regarding the cost of shipping, I believe in some situations can be justified. First, the shipping company has to pick up the item from the auction house. Then it has to be carefully packed and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,693
Posted By mariusgmioc
It seems that common sense is replaced with...

It seems that common sense is replaced with idiotic rules and regulations everywhere.

Like there were so many crimes produced with antique swords, daggers or guns... There are much more crimes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,069
Posted By mariusgmioc
Most certainly fake replica. Almost everything...

Most certainly fake replica.

Almost everything is wrong, starting with the fake (etched) "hamon" and ending with the "signanure" (that is neither chinese characters, nor Japanese).
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st July 2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By mariusgmioc
Interesting question! I hope you will get an...

Interesting question! I hope you will get an equally interesting answer!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,693
Posted By mariusgmioc
This issue is not only with Czerny's. I had to...

This issue is not only with Czerny's.

I had to pay extortionate prices to have blades sent to the Netherlands from UK and especially from US.

For me, so far Czerny's provided quite reasonable...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By mariusgmioc
This topic is very interesting! Yes, there are...

This topic is very interesting!

Yes, there are undeniable similarities between the "eared" yataghan hilts and the "eared" hilts of the Luristan period, but is there a real connection between them?!...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By mariusgmioc
Please show us the whole thing, as per our forum...

Please show us the whole thing, as per our forum rules!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By mariusgmioc
Please note that Elgood says...

Please note that Elgood says "probably"...

Moreover, as I said after reading his book (I think there is a thread with comments on his book) on the arms of Greece, most if not all the attributions...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By mariusgmioc
Don't we have any Turkish forum members with...

Don't we have any Turkish forum members with access to Turkish bibliography? :shrug:

I wonder what happened to Zifir?! :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By mariusgmioc
In my novice opinion this is neither Greek, nor...

In my novice opinion this is neither Greek, nor Turkish but most likely Balkan yatghan.
The blade might be Turkish but then re-hilted in the Balkans.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By mariusgmioc
:) Thanks! Lovely blade! :)

:) Thanks! Lovely blade! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hmm... I see what you mean. :confused: If it...

Hmm...

I see what you mean. :confused:

If it were my blade, I would try to apply very mild etchant stricty on the scratches...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for the photo! I love to see...

Thank you for the photo!

I love to see beautiful blades, so more photos... please! :)

Lovely pamor!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Anthony, Like you, I like my blades to be...

Hello Anthony,

Like you, I like my blades to be in perfect condition. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect...

I had exactly the same problem with a few kerises (but also with other blades) I got in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By mariusgmioc
For 40 bucks I'd say it is a great deal. Would...

For 40 bucks I'd say it is a great deal. Would have bought it myself for this little!
In conclusion: great buy!
:)
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