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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By OsobistGB
I had no problem with the delivery of the...

I had no problem with the delivery of the book!!!
It was sent on 23/03/2019 from S.Petersburg and on 01/04/2019 I received it at my home in Denmark.Apparently stress comes more in some countries and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,547
Posted By OsobistGB
The book is excellent!Congratulations to the...

The book is excellent!Congratulations to the author!I received it about 5 months ago.Extremely rich in historical facts and wonderful descriptions.
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By OsobistGB
I hope you didn't pay more than 30-40...

I hope you didn't pay more than 30-40 euros!Unscrupulous forgery :mad:
If I were you, I'd ask for the money back.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,847
Posted By OsobistGB
It is very difficult to tell where the yatagan...

It is very difficult to tell where the yatagan was produced.Therefore we take into account the style of workmanship.Without any hypothesis and fantasy ... the style of work is Greek!Here's an example...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,847
Posted By OsobistGB
I agree with Theodor on 100%.The style of work is...

I agree with Theodor on 100%.The style of work is Greek :)
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,541
Posted By OsobistGB
These are part of my Swedish - Svenska arméns...

These are part of my Swedish - Svenska arméns faskinkniv m/1848,infanterihuggare og Huggare m/1810 för Gotlands nationalbeväring
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,541
Posted By OsobistGB
The second one is original!If your trader is from...

The second one is original!If your trader is from Lithuania or Latvia (I constantly confuse them) he may not know.I guarantee 100% that such a model does not exist in either Denmark or Sweden.
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,541
Posted By OsobistGB
Unfortunately I will disappoint you ;) The item...

Unfortunately I will disappoint you ;) The item you show has nothing to do with Denmark/Sweden also.It definitely looks like a copy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By OsobistGB
This is how the Caucasian shashka is worn.

This is how the Caucasian shashka is worn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By OsobistGB
Yes , It is a shashka ...but it is Turkish.It has...

Yes , It is a shashka ...but it is Turkish.It has nothing to do with the Cossacks and Caucasians shashkas :)
The main difference is that it hangs like a sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By OsobistGB
The stamp is the manufacturer and the year.Here...

The stamp is the manufacturer and the year.Here is a table with the most commonly used manufacturers
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By OsobistGB
Hi Steve, The sword is artillery Ober-officer M...

Hi Steve,
The sword is artillery Ober-officer M 1882/1909 was in arms in the Ottoman Empire.The portepee is not Turkish and is probably added later.Perhaps it is Prussian but I can not be categorical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,011
Posted By OsobistGB
Forgive me , but I want to make a small remark :)...

Forgive me , but I want to make a small remark :)
The local name of the knife is PCHAK.It comes from the Turkish word bıçak.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,140
Posted By OsobistGB
My version is that they have become popular...

My version is that they have become popular thanks to janissaries.I've seen different combinations....Knife and fork ..knife , fork and skewer , but these are later combinations.
I have an excellent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,748
Posted By OsobistGB
A typical Balkan Akkulak.The decoration of the...

A typical Balkan Akkulak.The decoration of the handle is typical of the Western Balkans,but it may have been made in Rumeli.
Here's one with similar decoration.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By OsobistGB
Your yatagan is probably from the Trabzon...

Your yatagan is probably from the Trabzon region.Not much to do with :shrug:
laz biçak / karadeniz yatağan.
Here are some pictures of mine laz biçak.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By OsobistGB
What makes you think the blade is Georgian...

What makes you think the blade is Georgian :confused: ...аnd the chance to be from Dagestan is zero.
Unfortunately, this is a very recent compilation.The auctions are full of copies from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By OsobistGB
Thank you for the answers!Indeed, this was my...

Thank you for the answers!Indeed, this was my assumption,but the style of ears is atypical for Bosnian knife makers :shrug: To admit, for the first time, I see a handle without any decoration.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By OsobistGB
Please help in the correct identification of an Ottoman knife

Dear Sirs,
These days I bought an interesting knife.I definitely think , that it's Ottoman, but I would be grateful if you would help me with the exact identification.
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,492
Posted By OsobistGB
Congratulations on the excellent...

Congratulations on the excellent shashка model 1927.It is clear from the stamp that it was produced in 1938 in Zlatoust.The logo «ЗИЗ», means...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By OsobistGB
Smile Khanjar / Jambiya for identification please.

Hello Dear Colleagues,
Recently acquired this Khanjar / Jambiya.I guess it's Persia, but I'm not sure.A curved double-edged sturdy steel blade, and steel hilt richly damascened with silver koftgari...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By OsobistGB
It is definitely not from the Caucasus region.It...

It is definitely not from the Caucasus region.It can certainly be said to have been produced in the Ottoman Empire.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By OsobistGB
Help for the identification of a flintlock Ottoman rifle

Dear colleagues,
Today I bought this interesting flintlock gun.I guess it's Ottoman, but I can not be categorical.Is it possible that it is Balkan? :confused:
The length is 157 cm
Thank you in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,652
Posted By OsobistGB
Albanian arnautka

Dear colleagues,
I appeal to you with a request for clarification.
Our respected colleague rickystl showed great Albanian rifle with flint mechanism...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,145
Posted By OsobistGB
The yatagan is from Bosnia.

The yatagan is from Bosnia.
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