Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Search Forums
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.18 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: TVV
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By TVV
Well, one word is better than nothing. Thank you...

Well, one word is better than nothing. Thank you and your friend, Ariel,

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By TVV
Edster will probably comment on this, but from...

Edster will probably comment on this, but from his paper we know they were made in Kassala (Sudan), and probably still are, to this day. The silver work is reminiscent of higher end Ethiopian shields...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By TVV
The style of the decoration on the brass...

The style of the decoration on the brass furniture of the scabbard looks very Balkan to me, and is typical of the late 19th century. The blade looks older than the fittings, which is not unusual, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By TVV
Happy Holidays to everyone! Since almost all...

Happy Holidays to everyone! Since almost all other wishes here will be for health and happiness, I will be the guy who wishes you all to get at least a few things that are on your dream acquisitions...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th December 2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By TVV
I guess I just happened to be browsing the forum...

I guess I just happened to be browsing the forum immediately after you posted the thread, and since the name of the hero is written in the back, answering was quite easy. Merry Christmas to you as...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th December 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By TVV
Fernando, here is the wiki on your...

Fernando, here is the wiki on your hero:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alyosha_Popovich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,231
Posted By TVV
When you consider that many "Mahdist"...

When you consider that many "Mahdist" items are actually post Omdurman and intended for the European souvenir market, these are quite cool in that they are indeed from an earlier time, potentially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By TVV
The other side of this blade with the fullers is...

The other side of this blade with the fullers is also quite interesting, and certainly above what we typically coming from Sudan in terms of craftsmanship. The Mameluke attribution may be a bit of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By TVV
Very nice shield, and there is not much to add to...

Very nice shield, and there is not much to add to what you wrote. I doubt there was a vibrant tourist sector in Southern Ethiopia in the 19th century, and to me this looks like intended for actual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,116
Posted By TVV
If we classify swords and daggers according to...

If we classify swords and daggers according to the blades, then all the swords with triple fullered Solingen 19th century blades from the Sahel are German. Obviously, not a very good approach, and as...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd November 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By TVV
I do not know where this is from, but the...

I do not know where this is from, but the decoration in the center is reminiscent of the decoration on the hilts of yataghans from Focha - like the one in my avatar.

Teodor
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By TVV
The guard could be German, but to me it looks...

The guard could be German, but to me it looks Austrian, from the beginning of the 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By TVV
Very impressive Luc, thank you.

Very impressive Luc, thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,071
Posted By TVV
I read the description, but the picture is of a...

I read the description, but the picture is of a so-called double knife consisting of the two most popular types of shepherd's knives in Bulgaria in the 19th century - the smaller is a so-called...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,071
Posted By TVV
I am still not sure exactly how Crimean knives...

I am still not sure exactly how Crimean knives looked like, assuming they had distinct characteristics. However, I am very familiar with Bulgarian shepherd's knives and can guarantee that the example...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,279
Posted By TVV
I do not see anything Balkan in this item. I am...

I do not see anything Balkan in this item. I am with Kubur on this one - I think it is from Southern Arabia.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By TVV
I do not think the hilt material is bone. I...

I do not think the hilt material is bone. I probably need to make better pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By TVV
Sfenoid and Jim, thank you for your comments. I...

Sfenoid and Jim, thank you for your comments. I agree that the hilt is very likely a replacement and of course, there is very little doubt the scabbard is. It is quite possible that originally the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By TVV
I remember that one Ariel, and it is an...

I remember that one Ariel, and it is an exceptional piece:

www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4728

Your especially seems to support the theory, that in Algeria and Tunisia the yataghan was not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By TVV
A North African Yataghan

Time to play the yataghan ID game again. My guess is North Africa - while not a textbook Algerian example, there are quite a few features that make me lean that way:
- Small, trilobate years;
- The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By TVV
Interesting sword. Charles posted a similar one...

Interesting sword. Charles posted a similar one not long ago here:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23241

These swords appear to be a local interpretation of a Moroccan Saif in Western...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,520
Posted By TVV
You are right - they are superficially similar,...

You are right - they are superficially similar, but at the same time completely different. If you were trying to show that there is a type of knife from Nepal/Tibet that may be confused for a shafra,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,520
Posted By TVV
Kubur, I believe the knife you posted has obvious...

Kubur, I believe the knife you posted has obvious differences in decoration, construction, suspension and even blade shape from the one that started the thread. It is like posting a khukri in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,095
Posted By TVV
Byzantine influence on Bulgaria is undeniable in...

Byzantine influence on Bulgaria is undeniable in almost all aspects of culture, especially after the conversion to Christianity in 864 AD. However, when it comes to arms and armor it was usually the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,095
Posted By TVV
I am sorry, I fail to see the Central Asian...

I am sorry, I fail to see the Central Asian connection either.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:46 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.