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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
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, 02:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,088
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, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,112
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 17th April 2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
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, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
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, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
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, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,665
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,665
Posted By TVV
Thank you very much Zifir, much appreciated....

Thank you very much Zifir, much appreciated.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,282
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, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By TVV
Thank you Erik, One thing is clear an that is...

Thank you Erik,

One thing is clear an that is that this is a very nice yataghan, but you already knew that. The hilt is of walrus ivory and of a shape, that is sometimes seen fitted with a shortened...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By TVV
Erik, Is there a way you can provide better...

Erik,

Is there a way you can provide better pictures of the hilt from all sides: left and right, top and bottom? It would certainly allow me and the others to come up with better educated guesses on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,665
Posted By TVV
Ahmed, Thank you very much! Teodor

Ahmed,

Thank you very much!

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,665
Posted By TVV
More yataghans and many thanks in advance to...

More yataghans and many thanks in advance to anyone, who can help with translating their inscriptions.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By TVV
Could not disagree more...

Could not disagree more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By TVV
Indian (?) Ceremonial Spear for ID

The nature of our hobby is such that every once in a while we acquire pieces, for which we know little or nothing. Fortunately, the collective knowledge of the members of this forum has left very few...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By TVV
Congratulations on a very nice gun....

Congratulations on a very nice gun. Unfortunately, I cannot help with the inscription, but it is possible that the engraver was illiterate and was copying the inscription from somewhere else,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By TVV
A nice and unusual yataghan. The fittings show a...

A nice and unusual yataghan. The fittings show a good amount of age at least to my eye from the pictures. The blade profile and the fuller, as well as the scabbard are different from the usual Balkan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By TVV
The glass displays and the custom made stands are...

The glass displays and the custom made stands are nice, but the contents are even nicer. Thanks for sharing!

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By TVV
Thank you ArmsAndAntiques, the example you show,...

Thank you ArmsAndAntiques, the example you show, while much finer than mine, is very similar in form. Interesting to see all the utensils as well.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By TVV
Katar for Comments

Indian weapons are a bit outside my main interests, but I really liked this katar. I know very little about it and katars in general. Per Pant, it would appear that the correct name is jamadhar, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By TVV
This is why this forum is so great: the knowledge...

This is why this forum is so great: the knowledge and ability of the members to examine all angles in identifying a sword or a dagger. An Afghan origin of the blade is certainly not what I originally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By TVV
Jim, This is very interesting. In discussions on...

Jim,

This is very interesting. In discussions on Central Asian shashkas, I recall the general consensus being that the form became popular in Central Asia only in the second half of the 19th...
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