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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:23 AM
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Posted By ariel
Its handle reminds Indian Tulwar ones, and chape...

Its handle reminds Indian Tulwar ones, and chape looks Afghani end of 19 century.
A chimera in any case.
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By ariel
Hi Markku, It is not the shashka itself that...

Hi Markku,

It is not the shashka itself that counts, it’s the blessed memory of your grandfather and heroic fights of Finnish people against the Red Army.

Ountnumbered and outgunned, they fought...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By ariel
Yes, a Turkish one. The Trabzon area is full of...

Yes, a Turkish one.
The Trabzon area is full of islamized Georgians: Lazes, Meskhetis, some Adjars.
Turkey and Georgia fought one war after another ( Ottomans usually won), and it is possible that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By ariel
More likely - years. My hat is off to him.

More likely - years.
My hat is off to him.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By ariel
European swordmakers flooded Ethiopia with their...

European swordmakers flooded Ethiopia with their blades of various forms: from straight double-edged to copies of shotels.
From Ethiopia ( or directly?) some straight blades reached Sudan and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By ariel
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By ariel
Straight to Classics

Straight to Classics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
Afghani swords are interesting in their own...

Afghani swords are interesting in their own right and serve as a reminder of a mix of site-specific and generic “ Indian” traditions, just like their guns,

Pulwars have features reminding of both...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By ariel
Jose and Fernando, You should see my portrait in...

Jose and Fernando,

You should see my portrait in the attic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
Caucasus, too. Somehow, it seems that bipods were...

Caucasus, too.
Somehow, it seems that bipods were predominantly used in a mountainous terrain.

Or is it a correlation implying causation?:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By ariel
#2

Batch #2
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By ariel
Visit with Tom Kaczor

Yesterday my son Jonathan, his dog Dante and me drove to London , Ontario to visit with Tom Kaczor, by far the best sword restorer I know.
Old timers among us know Tom and still remember his late...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
Rick, Thanks for your input. As to bi-pods:...

Rick,

Thanks for your input.
As to bi-pods: they could have been attached sometime during the working life of the imported Indian ( Indore?) gun, couldn’t they?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
David: Interesting. So, do I understand...

David:

Interesting. So, do I understand correctly, that in your opinion rattan bindings are a sign of a “decommissioned” gun?

PB:

I fully agree. We see it with swords, daggers, blades, handles....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By ariel
Or this?

Or this?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By ariel
Thanks for the offer of help! Is this one better?

Thanks for the offer of help!
Is this one better?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By ariel
Interesting that Jonathan Barrett, a well-known...

Interesting that Jonathan Barrett, a well-known expert in Oriental arms ( I still remember his invited lecture on Indian sword hilts in Timonium) defines both his examples as Indian, not Afghani....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
Mahratt, I can see that you are becoming...

Mahratt,
I can see that you are becoming progressively more agitated and, as often happens with you when your assertions are disputed, more and more sarcastic and even offensive.
Let me reassure...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By ariel
Sorry for the late response: trivialities like...

Sorry for the late response: trivialities like job, family duties etc. got in the way:-)
But here it is: blade 15" long, 2 3/8" wide near the handle. Was sharpened and resharpened many times.
If...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
I am glad you are finally beginning to step away...

I am glad you are finally beginning to step away from Afghanistan and Sindh and agree with my original suggestion of South India.

Meanwhile, please check my recent post: a relatively large number of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
Of course. There is no doubt it is from India:...

Of course. There is no doubt it is from India: the inscription is indisputable.
The question is , whence in India?
Obviously, it is not Sindhi.
Afghanistan has very weak support: only one known...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
I think you missed the point in that message :...

I think you missed the point in that message : preponderance of evidence is in favor of South Indian origin, but not ,- as you suggested,- Afghani and most certainly not Sindhi. Moser's example #491...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
Glad to be of service and help you to comprehend...

Glad to be of service and help you to comprehend the topic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
Fernando, Thanks for your comments. Now things...

Fernando,
Thanks for your comments.

Now things become bit more clear and we can provide a more informed answer to Corrado26 re. his friend's Indian gun.

On the one hand we see a gun often...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,266
Posted By ariel
Moser put all these guns into the section of...

Moser put all these guns into the section of Afghani weapons.
Taking into account that he never set foot in Afghanistan and that # 491 ( per Moser from Turkestan) is a classical example from Sindh,...
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