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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By mahratt
I think the knife is made in Uzbekistan. And...

I think the knife is made in Uzbekistan. And you're right, I think this is a hunting knife, in the Uzbek style. In my opinion, the blade is made in India. Recently, my friend was in Uzbekistan and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By mahratt
Walrus bone was a material that was always (in...

Walrus bone was a material that was always (in the 18th and 19th centuries) brought to Central Asia from Russia. This is normal. But the shape of the blade does not quite correspond to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By mahratt
Unusual bows in Afghanistan

Hi guys.
In one book I found interesting information about unusual bows in Afghanistan. "Boys and lads, now-a-days, use a bow with two strings which are kept apart by a two -inch prop. They use it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,594
Posted By mahratt
Ottoman.

Ottoman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By mahratt
Jose Thank you for confirming that everything is...

Jose
Thank you for confirming that everything is in order with my eyesight :)

Ariel is right when he says that "Google Images finds them in ~10% of cases", when referring to the spherical pommels of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By mahratt
Salaams Ibrahiim Maybe my eyesight is failing...

Salaams Ibrahiim

Maybe my eyesight is failing ... Look, please, are you leading a spherical pommel this sword here? Or a hemisphere?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By mahratt
If you enlarge the images even further, since the...

If you enlarge the images even further, since the clarity of the image will be lost, you can expect any form of pommels.
I think everyone could see the form conceived by the author of the miniatures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By mahratt
You probably did not enlarge the miniature that I...

You probably did not enlarge the miniature that I showed.
Although there are also hemispherical pommel on the miniature (I highlighted with a white arrow). The ratio of spherical pommels and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By mahratt
Salaams Ibrahiim I think these miniatures...

Salaams Ibrahiim

I think these miniatures confirm that the spherical top of the handle sword was not uncommon.

Illustrations from the Manuscript of Baburnama (Memoirs of Babur) - Late 16th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By mahratt
Ibrahiim al Balooshi, original and beautiful...

Ibrahiim al Balooshi, original and beautiful version.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By mahratt
Hello Marius I think you're absolutely right....

Hello Marius

I think you're absolutely right. This is not Persia and moreover it is not Bukhara. My opinion is a very good Ottoman kard.
My congratulations
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By mahratt
Donít worry) Itís good enough to pay a...

Donít worry) Itís good enough to pay a professional translator and you can read any book that interests you. The main thing is not to be greedy;)



It is strange to wait for an answer to a question...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By mahratt
I don't need be concerned :) This is not my...

I don't need be concerned :) This is not my sword. And I do not need to try to prove to anyone rarity this sword ;)

I respect the opinion of Robert Elgood. But I think that only the psychic who sees...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By mahratt
Why ask a question if you yourself answered this...

Why ask a question if you yourself answered this question for yourself a month ago by expressing your opinion? :)

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25438

Message № 8.

Didn't you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By mahratt
In the Russian language there is an expression...

In the Russian language there is an expression "hand washes a hand" (from the Latin expression "Manus manum lavat"). Its meaning is that friends will always praise each other ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By mahratt
I wonder how the weapons made for the Prince of...

I wonder how the weapons made for the Prince of Wales and other "collectors" are associated with the use of katar in real battles?))) Nobody argues with what the kathars did for Europeans and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By mahratt
I am surprised that some forum participants are...

I am surprised that some forum participants are not aware of the events that took place in India in 1857 - 1859. Those events after which the colonial authorities in India began to prohibit the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By mahratt
chiefheadknocker, I think no one can say for sure...

chiefheadknocker, I think no one can say for sure whether your katar was made before 1857 (then it could be used for battle), or it was made in the late 19th century as an item for tourists.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By mahratt
Good katar. My congratulations. It's just that...

Good katar. My congratulations.
It's just that katars of this form are quite common.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By mahratt
Not completely steel, but zoomorphic :)

Not completely steel, but zoomorphic :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By mahratt
Absolutely! 200% accurate! Although, the same can...

Absolutely! 200% accurate!
Although, the same can be called "shamshir with a tulwar handle"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By mahratt
I agree completely.

I agree completely.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By mahratt
I think this is Syria. Very late 19th - early...

I think this is Syria. Very late 19th - early 20th century
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,136
Posted By mahratt
I will be very grateful if you provide serious...

I will be very grateful if you provide serious evidence that the Wikipedia article contains erroneous information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,136
Posted By mahratt
Although this information is not related to the...

Although this information is not related to the topic, I must note that this is false information.
Dogs destroyed up to 300 German tanks during the period from 1941 to 1945.
The German source...
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