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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By delor
Thanks ! I will use english to answer your...

Thanks ! I will use english to answer your questions as this is an english-speaking forum.
You are right to say that on most kindjals the handle and the scabbard do not slot, at least as long as they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By delor
Thanks a lot to all of you. I'd like to add a few...

Thanks a lot to all of you.
I'd like to add a few comments to this work. It has been very instructive to base it on informations from genuine pieces :
- one genuine kindjal that I could not show...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By delor
Thanks a lot ! Here are some photos of the...

Thanks a lot !

Here are some photos of the kindjal and its scabbard with all fittings.
As you have seen we finally decided not to put the coat of arms on the throat of the scabbard, but keep the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By delor
More photos of the making...

More photos of the making...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By delor
Hi guys, your help has been very useful...

Hi guys,
your help has been very useful !
Although it took a lot of time, this project has successfully ended and I'm quite happy with it (hope you will be too).

Please find some photos I made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By delor
I'm currently discussing the blade details with...

I'm currently discussing the blade details with my customer before I begin the work itself.
Here is the last drawing of the ongoing discussion.
We still have an issue to solve : my customer would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,226
Posted By delor
Twisted and forge welded bars can be used in any...

Twisted and forge welded bars can be used in any kind of blade construction. Nevertheless, the second type of construction is more likely to be used for twisted core, because it allows the removal of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,226
Posted By delor
Yes, blacksmith of the ancient times, especially...

Yes, blacksmith of the ancient times, especially Merovingians and Hindu ones (but not only) did prodigious works we hardly can reproduce nowadays, although we now have machines and deep understanding...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,226
Posted By delor
When a blacksmith didn't want to use rare good...

When a blacksmith didn't want to use rare good steel for the whole blade, he had to choose between two kind of construction :
- sandwich : 3 welded layers, with central good steel layer (first...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,226
Posted By delor
I agree with mross. The "random"...

I agree with mross. The "random" pattern is the proof of a laminated construction.
If there is no sign of lamination between the edge and the first brown line, this could possibly be a sandwich...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,960
Posted By delor
Hello Spunjer, I am not sure the center panel is...

Hello Spunjer,
I am not sure the center panel is a separate piece... looking at the close-up photos, I can't tell whether the line is a welding line or is an engraved one for brass inlay, just the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By delor
It seems to me that the shape of the handle would...

It seems to me that the shape of the handle would prevent a barrel to fit into the hole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By delor
Hi Gene, yes I will use single steel. That's the...

Hi Gene,

yes I will use single steel. That's the choice of the buyer and I couldn't convince him to make neither twisted core nor layered steel. I confess I'm thinking of making a second one for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,851
Posted By delor
I could make one for you, but I don't think this...

I could make one for you, but I don't think this is what you're looking for...
:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By delor
Hello Gene, I think that the construction should...

Hello Gene,
I think that the construction should be quite simple : a tang, two wood or horn scales with big silver rivets. Size will approximatively be the same as yours. I don't see much difficulty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By delor
Wow, perfect. Many thanks ! I've just seen that...

Wow, perfect. Many thanks !
I've just seen that our genuine model is back online on ebay, so no photo right now... I'll post drawings instead !
Regards,
Bernard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,851
Posted By delor
You are right, rolled pattern is Tibetan, not...

You are right, rolled pattern is Tibetan, not Nepali. My mistake !

Regards,

Bernard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By delor
Hi Atlantia, thanks you for your reply. I do...

Hi Atlantia,

thanks you for your reply.
I do agree that pattern welded looks very nice. I would have loved to make it with twisted patterns just as yours (a really beautiful one) , but unfortunately...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,851
Posted By delor
Etching might reveal some nice "jelly...

Etching might reveal some nice "jelly roll" pattern welded damascus which is quite specific of Nepal blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,119
Posted By delor
Hello Ernesto, did you start the thread in the...

Hello Ernesto,
did you start the thread in the swap area ? I can't find it...
Regards,
Bernard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By delor
The making of a kindjal

Dear friends,

some monthes ago, I had been authorized by the forum administrators to show you a brand new yatagan (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14784&highlight=yataghan) I had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,269
Posted By delor
Alex, Lewis, thanks to both of you. Very...

Alex, Lewis, thanks to both of you.
Very interesting comments about the flexibility of the blade ! Challenging craftsmenship...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,269
Posted By delor
Mercenary, thanks a lot for these...

Mercenary, thanks a lot for these explanations.
Could you please explain what the woman at the end of the video is saying about the handle and the leather strap she's inserting in it ?
Kind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,269
Posted By delor
Very interesting, thanks so much ! Unfortunately...

Very interesting, thanks so much !
Unfortunately I can't understand a word. Any chance someone here could provide a translation ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,518
Posted By delor
You are very flattering. Thank you very much. I'd...

You are very flattering. Thank you very much. I'd rather say that being his apprentice (if some time-machine could help) would be a huge honor...

About the buyers : well, we all should be glad that...
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