Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Search Forums
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 25 of 92
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: kwiatek
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By kwiatek
Pleasure! I suspect the inscription on the blade...

Pleasure! I suspect the inscription on the blade is in Kannada, but Iím far from sure
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By kwiatek
The Arabic inscriptions are invocations of...

The Arabic inscriptions are invocations of various Beautiful Names of God (traditionally held to be 99, though according to strict theology infinite in number), including

يا...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By kwiatek
It...

It says

عالمگیر شاهی ‌۱۱۱۵

ď ĎAlamgir Shahi 1115Ē

ĎAlamgir was the regnal name of Aurangzeb and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By kwiatek
I agree, Saracen

I agree, Saracen
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By kwiatek
The last post saved multiple times for some reason

The last post saved multiple times for some reason
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By kwiatek
These verses are in Ottoman Turkish, I have seen...

These verses are in Ottoman Turkish, I have seen them on one other piece but I cannot remember where! Here they are copied with mistakes. They compare the daggerís blade to the shining crescent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By kwiatek
This is inscribed with the...

This is inscribed with the classic

لا فتا (فتی) الا علی لا سیف الا...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,099
Posted By kwiatek
Saracen is correct, the names of the Seven...

Saracen is correct, the names of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and their dog (worn and with mistakes). In the roundel at the beginning of the decoration is the name ďMahmudĒ, presumably the maker
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,914
Posted By kwiatek
It was copied without understanding what it...

It was copied without understanding what it should mean and with words missing,
probably by an illiterate artisan:

[Darbından bu] bıÁağın cŁmle dŁşman tar Ł mar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,515
Posted By kwiatek
I googled a bit as well and saw some similar...

I googled a bit as well and saw some similar pieces but nothing with an inscription like yours. Interesting! Now just to find someone who can read it ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,515
Posted By kwiatek
Canít read it, but pretty sure the inscription is...

Canít read it, but pretty sure the inscription is Tibetan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,258
Posted By kwiatek
Thanks for the photo, thatís much clearer, though...

Thanks for the photo, thatís much clearer, though I am not sure of the reading of ďTopÁuĒ now! The name is hard to make out. The fact that it is in Ottoman Turkish does not mean that the owner was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,258
Posted By kwiatek
I think itís almost certainly a personal name....

I think itís almost certainly a personal name. Hoca is used very commonly as part of names and nicknames (most famously Nasrettin Hoca) or to denote someone who is master of a skill or a profession....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,258
Posted By kwiatek
The inscription on the barrel reads, with a...

The inscription on the barrel reads, with a misspelling

عاملى (كذا) حاجى شعبان

ďWork of Haci...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,847
Posted By kwiatek
Thanks very much! Interesting mix of Persian and...

Thanks very much! Interesting mix of Persian and other things made to resemble Persian inscriptions. I recognise Dara Shikohís sword from the V&A in there
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,847
Posted By kwiatek
I think they are made to look as though they are...

I think they are made to look as though they are Arabic/Persian letters, reflecting the prestige associated with Persian swordsmiths, but in fact signify something else. I have seen similar designs,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,847
Posted By kwiatek
Donít think itís Arabic/Persian. Canít help with...

Donít think itís Arabic/Persian. Canít help with Devanagari or any Indian alphabets Iím afraid
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,090
Posted By kwiatek
Thanks! Yes, it's very worn, wouldn't want to...

Thanks! Yes, it's very worn, wouldn't want to make a suggestion. Someone might be able to read it with the aid of a magnifying glass
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,847
Posted By kwiatek
Can you send a closer shot of the inscription?

Can you send a closer shot of the inscription?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,090
Posted By kwiatek
If you send a close-up of the mark on the lock I...

If you send a close-up of the mark on the lock I might be able to help
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By kwiatek
The inscription says ďSulayman SafaviĒ This is...

The inscription says

ďSulayman SafaviĒ

This is referring to the Safavid Shah Sulayman (r. 1666-1694), an attribution not to be taken seriously
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,985
Posted By kwiatek
Pleasure! Thanks for sharing images of your...

Pleasure! Thanks for sharing images of your sword, very interesting piece
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By kwiatek
[QUOTE=GePi]I think the extra dot belongs to the...

[QUOTE=GePi]I think the extra dot belongs to the 'nun' from Khuqandi and has just wandered off to the side.

Could be, yes. I can see there is a waw too below, so Usta is spelt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By kwiatek
Yes! Again, not a professional scribeís hand

Yes! Again, not a professional scribeís hand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By kwiatek
Yes. I donít think itís rubbed out as much as...

Yes. I donít think itís rubbed out as much as written quickly. This is not a professional scribeís hand. There is an extra dot within the lam of the name Bilal, which made me question this reading....
Showing results 1 to 25 of 92

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:19 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.