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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
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, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By TVV
M 1867 Werndl Austrian Bayonet. Regards, Teodor

M 1867 Werndl Austrian Bayonet.

Regards,
Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
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, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
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, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
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, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
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, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
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: 9,577
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: 1,322
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: 580
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: 411
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: 14
Views: 981
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: 711
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: 819
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: 11,176
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: 11,176
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: 2,684
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: 608
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: 675
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: 675
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: 11,176
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: 11,176
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: 752
Posted By TVV
Could not disagree more...

Could not disagree more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
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...
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