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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Kubur
Stu is right, Beja used these daggers too and...

Stu is right, Beja used these daggers too and they were close to the Red Sea, so Yemen is an option.

Now Africans know and do filigree and they are excellent in Chad, it's the reason why I think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Kubur
No mystery for this one, a good Sudanese...

No mystery for this one, a good Sudanese dagger.
Here is mine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,224
Posted By Kubur
Woaw Rick this is a masterpiece!!! The same...

Woaw Rick this is a masterpiece!!!
The same barrels are on the abufitila Omani matchlocks and according to Elgood they are Persians...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Kubur
Waowww i love it because it's a really difficult...

Waowww i love it because it's a really difficult one.
The carving is flyssa like, but might be Shona too...
The silver is Omani to me...
The mace head looks indo persian
Do you think that it was made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,224
Posted By Kubur
I agree for the Sindhi matchlocks. But I never...

I agree for the Sindhi matchlocks.

But I never saw any Pashtun matchlocks...
It doesnt mean that they don't exist, but it's very strange that none of them appeared in Museums or on the market...

i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Kubur
Olala Ariel not you! If i remember you have a...

Olala Ariel not you!
If i remember you have a very similar scabbard for another sword...
IMHO your kilij-pala is Syrian.
There is nothing from the Balkans.
The link with Sarajevo is a silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,224
Posted By Kubur
It's Farsi, Persian numbers (in fact Arabic), the...

It's Farsi, Persian numbers (in fact Arabic), the persian calendar is a bit different
so +/-10 years...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,224
Posted By Kubur
Hi Stu I can see 1272, 1856 and a Persian lion or...

Hi Stu
I can see 1272, 1856 and a Persian lion or a copy i don't know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By Kubur
Well the bayonet chassepot is described as...

Well the bayonet chassepot is described as yataghan.
Look I have a yataghan with a chassepot blade.
The circle is completed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By Kubur
Mmmm it's what i say if someone ask me where i...

Mmmm it's what i say if someone ask me where i found my mushrooms...
It's synonym of "mind your own business"
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By Kubur
I think Arial wrote bichaq. Ariel you got my...

I think Arial wrote bichaq.

Ariel you got my idea, even if you probably don't share it.

This is a good example of Greek weapon, a good Christian orthodox dagger with typical niello and engravings i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,224
Posted By Kubur
I think you did, it's what i call a...

I think you did, it's what i call a digression...
:) BTW amazing collection!

The so-called sindhi muskets are in fact Balutchi
I would like to see a sindhi with a sindhi gun...

To come back to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,224
Posted By Kubur
Of course, first i think your lock is an Afghan...

Of course, first i think your lock is an Afghan copy decorative or not i don't know.
Second i think Elgood mentionned somewhere that British had a factory in Persia and then many locks are English...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,224
Posted By Kubur
Warriors for sure but most murderous butcher...

Warriors for sure

but
most murderous butcher that ever stalked the earth...

Is true or was it a British colonialist propaganda???

like the stories about the fuzzy fuzzy in Sudan or the Zulu in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By Kubur
Why? I'm interested to know... Could you explain?...

Why? I'm interested to know... Could you explain? Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,224
Posted By Kubur
Hi Jim, These guns are so - too - many on the...

Hi Jim,
These guns are so - too - many on the market and as you said most of them are decorative.
Then even in the original and functionnal ones, you have some of them made with good and old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By Kubur
Look at my Algerian yataghan, if you have such...

Look at my Algerian yataghan, if you have such similar ears then you should consider serioulsy Algeria...
It would also explain the brutal beauty of the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By Kubur
And the Algerian yataghans, they don't have deep...

And the Algerian yataghans, they don't have deep stamps?

Martin is it possible to have good photos of the handle?

I know, I'm annoying, I'm saying that Greek yataghans are Turkish and the Turkish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By Kubur
It's probably a yataghan from the Balkans, maybe...

It's probably a yataghan from the Balkans, maybe Greek?

:D :D
Just kidding
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Kubur
This forum is not facebook, people think before...

This forum is not facebook, people think before they write.
Like a cannon after firing, it take "some time" to cool down...
:rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,854
Posted By Kubur
Hi guys Just wanted to share with you this...

Hi guys

Just wanted to share with you this lovely Tunisian dagger.
For the "name game" I would say Tunisian sbula ou sboula.
As it was said previously the link with Spanish blades is obvious.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Kubur
If the blade is Persian, it adds more to an...

If the blade is Persian, it adds more to an Eastern attribution.
You just have an unique 19th c. Koweiti dagger!!!
:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By Kubur
I totally agree with your last point. Who said...

I totally agree with your last point. Who said that yataghans were invented by Turks? In fact I was discussing the attribution to Greeks of some yataghans that might have been Turkish in fact.

To me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Kubur
After the last examples I have to confess that I...

After the last examples I have to confess that I agree too...
Could be from Palestine to Iraq.
More I learn less I know.
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By Kubur
Corrected thank you!

Corrected thank you!
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