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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2018, 02:20 AM
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Posted By TVV
Short Takouba with Spike Hilt and Random Musings on Origin

Here is another of these shorter takoubas with a "spike" protruding from the pommel. It is only about 30.5 inches long with a 23.5inches blade. The blade is unusual in that it is of a diamond cross...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By TVV
Ed, thank you for the third installment of your...

Ed, thank you for the third installment of your research on kaskaras. You have done a great job summarizing and explaining the blade types and local terminology.

I completely agree with you that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By TVV
First of all, this is a very nice gun,...

First of all, this is a very nice gun, congratulations. On the question of origin, I do not know where it is from, but I do not think ti is from the Balkans. I do not think you will find any of these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By TVV
Nice swords Ariel, I especially like the Cuman...

Nice swords Ariel, I especially like the Cuman period one, which is not only extremely well preserved but is also of beautiful proportions. I have been interested in these ever since I read a book...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By TVV
You are right, there are at least 2 such...

You are right, there are at least 2 such swords/long daggers, possibly even originating from the same shop. The decorative motif on the hilts and scabbards is 100% Moroccan. The bird's head on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By TVV
I do not think there is any doubt that this was...

I do not think there is any doubt that this was made in Morocco - blade, hilt and scabbard. It is also a very unique piece, possibly one of a kind. The three rings are interesting, giving two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By TVV
I believe Eytan is correct - see the thread...

I believe Eytan is correct - see the thread below:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20240

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By TVV
It is Sudanese, and the etched blade shows the...

It is Sudanese, and the etched blade shows the considerable influence Persian arms from the late 19th century had in Sudan.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd August 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By TVV
All items sold.

All items sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd August 2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By TVV
Finally, a Moro budiak with a laminated blade....

Finally, a Moro budiak with a laminated blade. The shaft has been cut in half, probably for transportation purposes and is held together with the brass band in the middle. Asking $200.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd August 2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By TVV
Third is this Peurise, asking $200.

Third is this Peurise, asking $200.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd August 2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By TVV
Next is an Aceh rencong with a pamor blade - it...

Next is an Aceh rencong with a pamor blade - it can probably also use a stain to bring the pattern out. Asking price for the rencong is $250.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd August 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By TVV
Pakayun, Aceh Pieces and a Budiak

These are some of my favorite SE Asian pieces left, but the time has come to let go so that I can focus entirely on African Islamic arms.


First is a pakayun, with a blade that I suspect has a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,178
Posted By TVV
Libya is an interesting question, but we have to...

Libya is an interesting question, but we have to remember that historically it was divided into a Fezzan, with a mostly Tuareg culture and weapons, Cyrenaica and Tripolitania. We know that there was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,178
Posted By TVV
Good question, which you may have answered in...

Good question, which you may have answered in your opening post. It really was not until Mohammad Ali attempted to arm the local peasants and drill them in European manner that the local population...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,464
Posted By TVV
Great images Ed, thank you for digging those up....

Great images Ed, thank you for digging those up. I know the discussion is on the hilts, but the one you posted from the Victoria & Albert Museum has a really interesting blade, probably Persian and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,464
Posted By TVV
On the subject of silver hilted kaskara in...

On the subject of silver hilted kaskara in published works, it is true that there is a scarcity of images. In Tirri's "Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa" in fig. 1-13 there are a couple...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,464
Posted By TVV
Ed, rather than repeat the research of others,...

Ed, rather than repeat the research of others, here is a link to a thread that was created by Iain for the discussion of double disc pommels:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18691

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,464
Posted By TVV
Ed, thank you very much for this essay. It is on...

Ed, thank you very much for this essay. It is on a very interesting topic that nobody has tackled before, and I learned a lot from reading it. The essay is very well written as well.

I have a couple...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By TVV
That is a great question. Sadly, I do not have...

That is a great question. Sadly, I do not have any older nimchas in my collection where I can examine the hilt, but I suspect that the fancier Algerian ones with tortoise shell hilts have scales and...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By TVV
Kubur, I am sure this thread will soon receive...

Kubur,

I am sure this thread will soon receive plenty of responses from those, who have studied these old backsword blades a lot better than me. Comparing your image to those published on the Passau...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,062
Posted By TVV
I finally got a copy, mostly due to my interest...

I finally got a copy, mostly due to my interest in the chapter on broadswords, as it shows more examples than the Furusiyya Foundation book, and to some extent because of the chapter on Mameluke...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By TVV
Nice nimcha, which demonstrates the diversity of...

Nice nimcha, which demonstrates the diversity of blades that were mounted on Moroccan handles. Considering that we have seen examples ranging from 18th century backsword blades through a variety of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,949
Posted By TVV
From what I understand based on modern research...

From what I understand based on modern research the casualties that were a direct result of the longbow in both these battles have been highly exaggerated and somewhat of a myth. The French cavalry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,894
Posted By TVV
Jim, Thank you for the thorough response. In...

Jim,

Thank you for the thorough response. In Buttin's plate XXX, a I find it interesting that while the vast majority of weapons are clearly Arab in form, for example the khanjars/jambiya, in the...
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