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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:12 PM
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Posted By ariel
How about a picture of the entire sword?

How about a picture of the entire sword?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By ariel
Under normal circumstances, one would soak the...

Under normal circumstances, one would soak the blade in oil or DW-40 and then use steel wool.
However, areas of active rust go well beyond Koft areas, and steel wool would remove everything....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By ariel
Persian blades as a rule had no fullers at all....

Persian blades as a rule had no fullers at all. Later on they might have had one wide fuller.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 10:14 PM
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Posted By ariel
Oliver, BTW, do you know why the country is...

Oliver,
BTW, do you know why the country is Persia, but they themselves call their language not Parsi, but Farsi?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By ariel
Oliver, I go by what is a " good...

Oliver,
I go by what is a " good stuff":-)
Uzbek or Afghan is an ethnicity. Uzbeki or Afghani is "... of Uzbek or Afghan origin",
I am sure you know how good the "Uzbeki" is:-))

See:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 07:20 PM
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Views: 469
Posted By ariel
I thought about it, and that would fit nicely...

I thought about it, and that would fit nicely with the Afghani origin, but there is no hole for the ring and the "bend" is not strong enough. Dang! Here goes the hypothesis!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By ariel
Interesting one. Very nice wootz , unfortunately...

Interesting one.
Very nice wootz , unfortunately quite rusty in areas.

I am not concerned with authenticity and respectable age, but there are intriguing inconsistencies (?):

The blade has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By ariel
Kubur, Of course, an absence of proof does not ...

Kubur,
Of course, an absence of proof does not imply a proof of absence.

Still, it is always an advantage to find a documented and 100% provenanced example favoring one’s assertion. This is why we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By ariel
Stu, Thanks for the information. How does the...

Stu,
Thanks for the information.
How does the bare wood look?

The chape is set under some angle, suggesting that the original scabbard and blade for which it was created were not straight but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By ariel
I understand. Regretfully, I am an "ordinary...

I understand. Regretfully, I am an "ordinary visitor" and we cannot put images of both hilts side by side to compare their decorations.

I looked at the images of the scabbard cover of the discussion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By ariel
You have mentioned seeing “exactly the same” ...

You have mentioned seeing “exactly the same” hilt in the collection of Russian Ethnographic Museum in SPb. I just wanted to see it myself hoping you might have a picture of it. If not, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By ariel
Please correct me if I am wrong. Identical words...

Please correct me if I am wrong.
Identical words in Uzbek and Tajik sound somewhat different: Master in Uzbek- Usta, in Tajik -Usto. Same with Kard and Kord.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By ariel
Thanks. Will use it next time I go Down Under in...

Thanks. Will use it next time I go Down Under in a geographical sense of the word, not the funeral one:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By ariel
Kahnjar1: What is a “bitser” ( allegedly correct...

Kahnjar1:
What is a “bitser” ( allegedly correct identification of a scabbard)?
I am unaware of this word.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By ariel
I could not find anything similar in any of...

I could not find anything similar in any of Rivkin’s books, in any edition of Astvatsaturyan’s book, or in a book ( album, essentially) of the Russian Ethnographic Museum.
It is possible that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By ariel
The “edge down” is not characteristic of...

The “edge down” is not characteristic of Caucasian origin, more like Turkish.
The decoration of the handle is not something I have seen on Caucasian either. Moreover, the handle and the details of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By ariel
Because I do not know Chinese, I am forced to...

Because I do not know Chinese, I am forced to limit my defences to NYT mini crosswords:-(((

Dementia looms....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By ariel
Impressed even more.

Impressed even more.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By ariel
I am impressed.

I am impressed.
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By ariel
Well, it is outside my interests. Otherwise, my...

Well, it is outside my interests. Otherwise, my wife would have bought it for me : it’s Valentines Day tomorrow.
She does not know it yet, but she gets a fully grown white elephant.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By ariel
Yes, these are traditional locally-made...

Yes, these are traditional locally-made blades.

However, I would not discard Alex’s hunting knife. It is emphatically not a fake : the blade is far too obvious to suspect bad intentions of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By ariel
E-bay is full of them: finished one, with or...

E-bay is full of them: finished one, with or without scabbards, or just bare lades. Asking price from $7.99 to $10.99, or $92 for eight of them. Most are made in Pakistan, some are sold from the US,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By ariel
I am confused: your kindjal is not the same as...

I am confused: your kindjal is not the same as the one you are referring to.

Yours is unquestionably authentic, end of 19- beginning of 20 century. Likely Chechen or Daghestani. Simple working...
Forum: Swap Forum 7th February 2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By ariel
New book: weapons of Algiers and Morocco

On the Russian Forum, Mahratt announced availability of a new book by Eric Claude about bladed weapons of Algiers and Morocco. He offered providing info for buying this book through personal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By ariel
Here are papers by Kiziria and Sheremetjev I...

Here are papers by Kiziria and Sheremetjev I mentioned earlier.. I guess you can read...
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