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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:14 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Specialist?! Absolutely! ;) Polish specialist......

Specialist?! Absolutely! ;)

Polish specialist... not so much...

Yet, I polished the blade but then I etched it so the wootz pattern is very visible. ;)

The photos are not accurate as they were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:48 AM
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Views: 169
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you very much! You made my day! :)

Thank you very much!

You made my day! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By mariusgmioc
Ottoman bicaq for translation

Can somebody please translate he koftgari on my Ottoman bichaq?! :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Jens, I would call yours a Tulwar. ;)

Hello Jens,

I would call yours a Tulwar.
;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By mariusgmioc
The name-game for oriental sabres is ongoing and...

The name-game for oriental sabres is ongoing and has indefinite ending in sight. So I DO NOT KNOW THE "CORRECT" ANSWER (if there is any) to your question.

Nevertheless, I will give you MY...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By mariusgmioc
What is this? Is it a Nepalese kukri? Is it an...

What is this?
Is it a Nepalese kukri?
Is it an Indian tulwar?
Is it Nepalo-Indian?
Is it Indo-Nepalese?
I simply believe it is a "kukri with a tulwar hilt."
Simple and clear.
And the same logic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very interesting topic! What strikes me at these...

Very interesting topic!

What strikes me at these swords is the unmistakenly Indian construction of the blade (with chiseled central ridge and reinforced edges).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,569
Posted By mariusgmioc
They did it like...

They did it like this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niello

;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,569
Posted By mariusgmioc
:D :D :D ... yeah, then at least looks like I...

:D :D :D ... yeah, then at least looks like I write about something I know... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,569
Posted By mariusgmioc
Touristy!

Touristy!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,569
Posted By mariusgmioc
The daggers in the original posting are North...

The daggers in the original posting are North African.

Algerian to be more precise (however, an exact distinction between the place of manufacture is close to impossible since Algeria, Tunisia,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By mariusgmioc
1. If it is wootz, then most certainly is 18th...

1. If it is wootz, then most certainly is 18th century up to worst case scenario early 19th century.

2. The paddings may be and most likely is later, 19c replacements.

Now, how do you know it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By mariusgmioc
I have a Katar with similar koftgari. The shield...

I have a Katar with similar koftgari.

The shield may be wootz...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,732
Posted By mariusgmioc
Beautiful Katar, but more detailed photos would...

Beautiful Katar, but more detailed photos would be welcomed.

My guess is that the blade is one piece with the "bolster", then the arm guards and the transverse grip are forge welded to form one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,732
Posted By mariusgmioc
Ariel's sword is definitely composed of a spear...

Ariel's sword is definitely composed of a spear tip and a hilt.

The thick diamond cross-section of the "zirah-bouk" tip makes it only useable for thrusting/stabbing, no cutting capability whatsoever.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,732
Posted By mariusgmioc
I believe there is some ambiguity here when...

I believe there is some ambiguity here when talking about metal working, more specifically about welding and brazing.

Modern welding appeared only by the end of 19th century, with the Industrial...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By mariusgmioc
Beautiful piece! Thank you for sharing! :)

Beautiful piece!
Thank you for sharing! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,732
Posted By mariusgmioc
Soldering does not provide enough mechanical...

Soldering does not provide enough mechanical strength. While stronger than solder, silver brazing is still not strong enough. But here it can be opened a long discussion about the strength of a joint...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By mariusgmioc
Not surprisingly! From your photos, it appears...

Not surprisingly!

From your photos, it appears that the blade has indeed some rudimentary Indian ricasso.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By mariusgmioc
When I said "touristy" I didn't...

When I said "touristy" I didn't necessarilly mean for tourists. What I had in mind was a lower quality of workmanship hilt that is not suitable for real use. Whether it was meant for international...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By mariusgmioc
Indian shamshir blades rarely present the...

Indian shamshir blades rarely present the characteristic Indian ricasso. That is a characteristic of the tulwar blades. However, this blade a ppears to have a rudimentary Indian ricasso.

In my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By mariusgmioc
The marking appears to be a Katar, albeit somehow...

The marking appears to be a Katar, albeit somehow different from the one in your example. However, drawing a katar is one thing and puncing/engraving one on the ricasso of a blade is something...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By mariusgmioc
Polish it, then etch it, on a small area. If yes,...

Polish it, then etch it, on a small area. If yes, then the whole blade.

I have made a thread about this long ago.

Here:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21732
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By mariusgmioc
Judging from the photos is difficult, but from...

Judging from the photos is difficult, but from what I see there is nothing "touristy" about this blade. Generally the "touristy" stuff is characterised by heavily decorated (mainly etched) blades,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,901
Posted By mariusgmioc
Romania

Romania
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