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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 967
Posted By mariusgmioc
Really?! Citing from the first link I...

Really?!

Citing from the first link I provided:

"Natural aging occurs throughout the life of the metal alloy. During the natural aging process, super-saturated alloying elements within the metal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 967
Posted By mariusgmioc
...

https://www.metalsupermarkets.co.uk/what-is-metal-aging/

https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=effects+of+aging+on+steel&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart

And some interesting info on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 967
Posted By mariusgmioc
"Can we use antique guns?" Of course...

"Can we use antique guns?"

Of course we can! We can use whatever we want.

Is it safe?! Is it wise?!

Certainly not!

But... this is only my oppinion...
... based on my knowledge...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 967
Posted By mariusgmioc
I sincerely did not want to offend you, and I...

I sincerely did not want to offend you, and I sincerely appologise if I did!

My message was posted under an impulse as I felt that the test you did was extremely dangerous since, in this case, is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wow! 🤩🤩🤩

Wow! 🤩🤩🤩
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 967
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, Not very wise of you to shoot an original...

Hello,

Not very wise of you to shoot an original antique rifle.
But what am I saying?!
"Not wise" is waaaay too polite!!!

Did you wonder why there aren't many people putting out this kind...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 677
Posted By mariusgmioc
What a beauty! 😍😍😍

What a beauty! 😍😍😍
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By mariusgmioc
I have this problem even with standard sword...

I have this problem even with standard sword stands (as I display most of my swords unsheathed, with the scabbards underneath) but I use some pieces of black isoprene to prop the swords within the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By mariusgmioc
But they DO accomodate various other swords...

But they DO accomodate various other swords (shamshirs, kilij, tulwars, dhas, yataghans, European sabres, etc.).

I have several types of floor stands, starting with very small ones for miniature...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By mariusgmioc
What prevents you to ask Ms. Kochetkova to give...

What prevents you to ask Ms. Kochetkova to give you an update and an ETA?!

You, as the receiver of the parcel, don't have to worry about contacting the shipper. It is the sender's responsabilty and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By mariusgmioc
This appears yo be a ken. But I cannot...

This appears yo be a ken. But I cannot distinguish clearly the hamon so I wonder if it really is nihonto. The signature also looks strange, at least on one side.

The oxidation of the tang looks...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By mariusgmioc
There is one thing shipping things within EU and...

There is one thing shipping things within EU and a completely different thing shipping outside EU.

Ms. Kochetkova (who is an employee of Czerny's) explained the situation quite ckearly, in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By mariusgmioc
To my eyes, this looks like a late 19th - early...

To my eyes, this looks like a late 19th - early 20th century Khanda, made for European collector market.

In this context the inscription may have been added for purely decorative reasons, to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By mariusgmioc
I do not know the answer but I can speculate the...

I do not know the answer but I can speculate the Mediteranean coral had thinner branches and possibly differently toned core, so in order to display the consistent orange colour they needed to be cut...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes, you are right. Both coral (from the...

Yes, you are right.

Both coral (from the Mediterranean Sea) and turquoise (from Persia/Iran) were very abundant and rather cheap in Ottoman Turkey.

Turquoise was massively exported to Europe, to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By mariusgmioc
It was sold by Christie's not because of the...

It was sold by Christie's not because of the decorated tombac (they are almost always made of tombac) scabbard and hilt but because of the blade... I guess. :shrug:

However, it wouldn't be the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By mariusgmioc
Often tin alloys are very difficult to...

Often tin alloys are very difficult to distinguish from silver even at close inspection. Very often it is impossible to say for sure that it is silver based only on a low quality photo.

However,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hola Detlef, I somehow overlooked the scabbards....

Hola Detlef,

I somehow overlooked the scabbards.

Indeed, the scabbard of the middle one has some significant wear but that doesn't necessarily make it old. The metal of the scabbard is brass and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By mariusgmioc
Sorry Bob for the late reply! The hilt is made...

Sorry Bob for the late reply!

The hilt is made of wood.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By mariusgmioc
To me, all three Koummyas look rather low end...

To me, all three Koummyas look rather low end touristy 20th century.

More about Koummyas you can find at the link below:

http://vikingsword.com/ethsword/koummya/index.html

The Jambiya does not...
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By mariusgmioc
There are more issues wrong with this sword,...

There are more issues wrong with this sword, beginning with the initial corrosion...

So I would say it may be a 19tc century historicism piece but I am more inclined to say that it is a modern fake...
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By mariusgmioc
Can you please post better quality photos? Also...

Can you please post better quality photos?

Also some details of the tip would be nice.
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By mariusgmioc
16th century side-sword (spada da lato). Now...

16th century side-sword (spada da lato).

Now comes the problem: where from?! :shrug:

Maybe North Italy?! :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By mariusgmioc
You got to be kidding right?! What kind of...

You got to be kidding right?!

What kind of mageek is this?!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By mariusgmioc
I don't know about kerises, but the two cuts were...

I don't know about kerises, but the two cuts were made at a later time by mechanical means (most likely by sawing or grinding).
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