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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 08:59 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Ariel said it quite well. To illustrate this, I...

Ariel said it quite well.

To illustrate this, I include a link to the best modern wootz patterns I have seen, made by the Russian bladesmith Ivan Kirpichev.

In the first blade you can see he...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,728
Posted By mariusgmioc
So "bulat" is nothing more than the...

So "bulat" is nothing more than the Russian word for wootz.

There are many modern bladesmiths who can make very good quality wootz in US, Germany, Russia and in the Scandinavian countries. They all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,854
Posted By mariusgmioc
I beg to differ! Nothing is clear. The one who...

I beg to differ! Nothing is clear. The one who made the etching could have been simply copying it 1:1 from somewhere else.
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,728
Posted By mariusgmioc
Genuine, traditional Katanas are made as we...

Genuine, traditional Katanas are made as we speak, and they are neither fakes, nor reproductions. Moreover, most of them cost more than 90% of the antique katanas on the market.

High quality Omani...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,728
Posted By mariusgmioc
I am by no means very knowledgeable about...

I am by no means very knowledgeable about Caucasian weapons but the blade shows very clear signs of pitting and the engravings are pretty worn out. It is like the sword was rusty and then cleaned,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th September 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By mariusgmioc
Well, near Dar es Salaam there is a Makonde...

Well, near Dar es Salaam there is a Makonde ethnic village where they have on sale exactly this type of sculptures... among about 1895.3 other types. :)

So, I guess they are, at least nowdays,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th September 2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Fernando! Lucky strike! I am currently in...

Hello Fernando!
Lucky strike!
I am currently in Tanzania and just purchased a very, very similar statue, but in ebony.
It is Makonde. Makonde people are inhabiting Mozambique, Tanzania and a small...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wow! Thank you for posting this! A book on Afghan...

Wow!
Thank you for posting this!
A book on Afghan weapons was so much needed. I have the feeling that very soon will become a reference. 👍
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,854
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Precisely! :cool: PS: But reading through...

Precisely!
:cool:

PS: But reading through this whole thread, it appears that the majority of people also lean towards this oppinion.
Anyhow, I loved the debate! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,854
Posted By mariusgmioc
[QUOTE=mahratt] Marius, was there no money for a...

[QUOTE=mahratt]
Marius, was there no money for a small decoration on the dagger’s spine? :) Despite the fact that on both sides the blade is richly decorated with deep carving? ;) I'm afraid it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,854
Posted By mariusgmioc
Well, if you make an engraving on a Japanese...

Well, if you make an engraving on a Japanese blade, it will certainly be a disaster... for the blade of course (not that I am doubting your engraving skills). ;)

However, if say you have a blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,854
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very interesting example, but the fact that the...

Very interesting example, but the fact that the decoration on the blade was made by a different person doesn't make it a fake!

Japanese swords are usually made by a master swordsmith and occasionaly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By mariusgmioc
I agree with the oppinion it is Rajastani.

I agree with the oppinion it is Rajastani.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,854
Posted By mariusgmioc
What is certain is that we can speculate ad...

What is certain is that we can speculate ad nausea whether the blade was etched at the time of manufacture or much later.

Then, we can speculate if it was etched in the 19th century or 30 years...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,854
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Ariel, You normally have very sensitive...

Hello Ariel,

You normally have very sensitive antennas.

Didn't they start twitching?!
;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,854
Posted By mariusgmioc
Acid etching MAY be an "old" (please...

Acid etching MAY be an "old" (please define what you mean by "old") technique, but Persians did NOT use it before 19th century, and even then for very specific and few items (mostly decorative,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By mariusgmioc
Or maybe don't etch it at all. The pattern should...

Or maybe don't etch it at all. The pattern should still be visible.
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By mariusgmioc
While the general shape and the hilt appear to be...

While the general shape and the hilt appear to be Persian, typical Persian khanjars have the signature central rib, which this one does not.
However, blades of diamond cross-section like this one are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very good and rare aquisition! :) However, this...

Very good and rare aquisition! :)
However, this is not a kris so the etching should be very discrete... if any.
I suspect it was over-etched to make the pattern discernable in the photos, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Fernando, I is very difficult to precisely...

Hello Fernando,
I is very difficult to precisely locate this sculpture as it can be from anywhere in Africa, with maybe the exception of North Africa.
So Congo, Tanzania, Benin, Kenya, etc.
Maybe...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you very much for the detailed comments!...

Thank you very much for the detailed comments!

The link to your sword is very useful as I was strugling to find info on how to fit the knot.
Regarding the rayskin, it is genuine but it has seen...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By mariusgmioc
more photos

more photos
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By mariusgmioc
There are no signs of gilding on the hilt. Just...

There are no signs of gilding on the hilt. Just cast bronze.
Here are additional photos.
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Thank you guys! :)

Thank you guys! :)
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By mariusgmioc
Brittish Royal Navy pattern 1827 maker?!

Hello,

Got this Brittish Royal Navy pattern 1827 officer's sword.

Can anybody help me identify the maker?!
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