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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By TVV
Man at Arms maybe, though they are mostly...

Man at Arms maybe, though they are mostly publishing articles on American and European antique weapons. There really is not a magazine that is focused on Eastern arms and armor.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By TVV
Thank you for your responses. The blade is 7/8 of...

Thank you for your responses. The blade is 7/8 of an inch thick at the base, and just less than an inch wide at that part, very much like a wedge in cross section. The way the fullers are executed is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By TVV
Nimcha, literally

I was quite excited to acquire this sword, as it is very much like the one shown in "The Arms and Armour of Arabia" on p.10, fig. 2.1. It has the same blade profile, with a horn karabela hilt and a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By TVV
This looks European to me. My guess would be a...

This looks European to me. My guess would be a Victorian interpretation of a 15th century war hammer?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By TVV
Pala for Comments

Per the request of a friend of mine, to whom this pala belongs, I am posting it here for comments. Here are some measurements:

82 cm long
37 mm wide
46 mm wide at the yelman
3 mm thick, 5 mm at the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By TVV
The fittings look recent and poorly made to me...

The fittings look recent and poorly made to me :shrug:. I think I may have seen this item on eBay. Personally, I would not want it.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By TVV
Jim and Ibrahim, Thank you for your comments and...

Jim and Ibrahim,

Thank you for your comments and observation son the blade. I do not have the sword in hand either, and like you only have the pictures. What I find interesting is that while the...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By TVV
M 1867 Werndl Austrian Bayonet. Regards, Teodor

M 1867 Werndl Austrian Bayonet.

Regards,
Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By TVV
A Spadroon (?) in Ottoman Dress

Gentlemen,

A friend of mine has acquired this sword, and requested my help to post it here for more information. It appears to be a European blade and guard, which at some point received an Ottoman...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By TVV
These knives are from the Western Balkans, and so...

These knives are from the Western Balkans, and so I know nothing about them. Here is a thread you may find helpful...
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By TVV
This is not an Ottoman blade. Looks very European...

This is not an Ottoman blade. Looks very European to me.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By TVV
This is not an Ottoman blade. Looks very European...

This is not an Ottoman blade. Looks very European to me.

Teodor
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By TVV
While I together with the rest of the members...

While I together with the rest of the members here express moral support, I hope you have already contacted a really good attorney to represent you in this, as it sounds like you are about to be in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By TVV
Terry, I believe your shield is from Abyssinia...

Terry, I believe your shield is from Abyssinia (nowadays Ethiopia). A search of the forum should produce threads where these shields are discussed in greater detail and pictures of similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,722
Posted By TVV
I was fortunate enough to visit Madrid this week...

I was fortunate enough to visit Madrid this week and just yesterday took the train to Toledo, where the Spanish National Military History Museum is now located. Among all the exhibits there is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,379
Posted By TVV
And this is exactly the problem with paintings:...

And this is exactly the problem with paintings: the shashka is a much later form, which became popular only in the 19th century. Obviously, it was well adopted towards the end of the 1800s, when the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By TVV
David, My guess is that this is a blade from a...

David,

My guess is that this is a blade from a Persian shashka, which was modeled on the Russian M 1881 dragoon shashka.

Here is a link to an old thread on these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By TVV
Nice kama Claus, But I personally think this...

Nice kama Claus,

But I personally think this style is typical of Tiflis (Tbilisi), an not necessarily Persian (though the Persian influence is clearly evident in Georgian arms and their decoration)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By TVV
Nice yataghans Emanuel, all testaments to the...

Nice yataghans Emanuel, all testaments to the longevity of this blade design, which remained in use in Asia Minor and the Balkans until WWI. I believe there is a good chance at least 2 of the 3, if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By TVV
Lovely kindjal! Based on previous forum...

Lovely kindjal! Based on previous forum discussions and on Kiril Rivkin's and Oliver Pinchot's latest books on Caucasian arms, I believe this is from Western Georgia, Adjara and the region around...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By TVV
Here is a link to a threat that discussed Uyghur...

Here is a link to a threat that discussed Uyghur knives, and especially the modern productions from Yangisar.

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17377&highlight=uyghur

Ariel posted a link...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,291
Posted By TVV
Thank you Zifir, glad to have finally posted an...

Thank you Zifir, glad to have finally posted an unusual inscription. Very threatening and bloodthirsty indeed.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,291
Posted By TVV
Thank you very much Zifir, much appreciated....

Thank you very much Zifir, much appreciated.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,806
Posted By TVV
You call yourself historian? I am sorry, but I...

You call yourself historian? I am sorry, but I find your Pan-Turkic and Nationalistic drivel obnoxious, pointless and completely unproductive. You are at the wrong place.

It is obvious you will not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By TVV
Barry and Colin, Thank you for your comments. I...

Barry and Colin,

Thank you for your comments. I agree that this is most likely a ritual item from the Indian subcontinent. Hopefully, more examples will surface and eventually, those will be...
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