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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:30 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you very much! :) The blade appears to...

Thank you very much! :)

The blade appears to be laminated so I assume it is local production.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By mariusgmioc
Badik for comments

I recently got this Badik.

Is it from Java?

Van somebody make sense of the inscription and punch mark?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By mariusgmioc
Brilliant! Thank you very much! :)

Brilliant!

Thank you very much! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By mariusgmioc
African sword for ID

Please help me ID this African sword!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you very much! :)

Thank you very much! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By mariusgmioc
African weapons for ID

Hello,

I have two African weapons to ID.

First, 40 cam long axe.

Second, 51 cm long mace.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By mariusgmioc
I believe that these high quality wootz blades...

I believe that these high quality wootz blades were re-mounted in the late 19th century.

Does anyone have precise information when wootz stopped being produced in India?!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By mariusgmioc
Mughal India, yes. However, from all I know by...

Mughal India, yes.

However, from all I know by 19th century the production of quality wootz pretty much stopped in India, and this blade displays a very nice Kara Taban pattern.

So my guess is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By mariusgmioc
Pesh-kabz but from where/when?!

I have some ideas but I would appreciate your input! :)
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 446
Posted By mariusgmioc
Why surprised?! With all this Covid-19 crisis,...

Why surprised?!

With all this Covid-19 crisis, with mandatory quarantine and PCR tests did you expect him to visit more often?! :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 446
Posted By mariusgmioc
"Culo casto" is definitely a...

"Culo casto" is definitely a posibility. And an interesting one.
In this case the different heights of the letters might be for esthetic reasons. :shrug:

Regarding your classification for...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 446
Posted By mariusgmioc
Capital letters or not, they are of different...

Capital letters or not, they are of different height and I believe that's because they signal the beginning of a new abbreviated word.

And to make everything more complicated, one must first guess...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 446
Posted By mariusgmioc
You are in fact making my point! Swept hilt,...

You are in fact making my point!

Swept hilt, Pappenheim, cup hilt, clam shell hilt and ring hilt are ALL typical and DEFINING rapier hilts.

Moreover, some later 17th century Spanish rapiers had...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 446
Posted By mariusgmioc
Because they are not "rapier blades"......

Because they are not "rapier blades"... :)

The rapier is defined by both the blade and the hilt... or at least for me.
:shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 446
Posted By mariusgmioc
While most frequently smallswords had hollow...

While most frequently smallswords had hollow triangular blades, diamond and flattened hexagonal blades were also common.
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 446
Posted By mariusgmioc
Even if it is 92 cm long blade, that doensn't...

Even if it is 92 cm long blade, that doensn't make it a rapier, but a large smallsword. And yes, the new photo shows better the proportions... but more images may shed more light.

The lower line...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 446
Posted By mariusgmioc
It is Cupid! two hearts and two names Simon and...

It is Cupid!

two hearts and two names Simon and Vio (from Violetta).

And it is a smallsword all day (look at the proportions between the length of the hilt and the length of the blade). :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By mariusgmioc
I can clearly see the recurved (consisting of two...

I can clearly see the recurved (consisting of two opposing curves) shape like a Yathagan.
Here below they are!
The first curve defines a concavity of the edge, the second a convexity.

So I think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yep, sossun pattah but I am not familiar with...

Yep, sossun pattah but I am not familiar with this type of blade. But I can distinguish some kind of Indian ricasso. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By mariusgmioc
I believe these are of modern manufacture. :cool:

I believe these are of modern manufacture. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,315
Posted By mariusgmioc
I would say it IS wootz. He used bearing steel as...

I would say it IS wootz. He used bearing steel as the base metal but re-melted it in a crucible, changed its carbon content, and ended up with wootz.

Yet, the pattern is very different from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,315
Posted By mariusgmioc
Great! It would be interesting to see the...

Great!

It would be interesting to see the pattern you have on your new blade and see how does it compare to the antique wootz.
Is it from the Finnish blacksmith who claims to have reproduced the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,315
Posted By mariusgmioc
I have the suspicion it is the same guy I...

I have the suspicion it is the same guy I contacted about 7 years ago about making a blade for me.

At that time he claimed he can make wootz with the antique type of pattern. However, he only had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,315
Posted By mariusgmioc
Ivan Kirpichev (see more below) Yes, it looks...

Ivan Kirpichev (see more below)



Yes, it looks like, but I doubt that it is genuinely made in modern times.
Or it may be the pattern weld I was talking earlier, that was practically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,315
Posted By mariusgmioc
PPS: It should be noted that even antique 19th...

PPS:

It should be noted that even antique 19th century Indian or Persian wootz did not display the old watery patterns anymore as 19th century wootz looked more like the crystalline wootz that is...
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