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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By TVV
Very impressive piece, congratulations! On p.265...

Very impressive piece, congratulations! On p.265 of the Al Sabah catalogue there is simply a rock crystal hilt. There are two more crystal hilted pesh-kabz in the same book, one with a hilt of one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By TVV
We can all agree that just because something can...

We can all agree that just because something can cause injury, it does not necessarily mean it is optimized as a weapon for combat use. With spears and swords as the predominant weapons in the Mahdi...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By TVV
This is my understanding as well - the cleaning...

This is my understanding as well - the cleaning needs to be done with a small drill and done slowly and carefully. Here is another video of a clean up, which preserves the silver decoration under all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By TVV
Sudanese Axe for Comment

Here is another Sudanese axe with a spear head for comment. The monitor (?) skin leaves little doubt as to the Geographic origin, yet the head is not covered in thuluth, but in geometric motifs and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By TVV
Could the hilt be from Hyderabad, based on the...

Could the hilt be from Hyderabad, based on the slightly curved down turned pommel?

There was a discussion on this topic in the forum in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By TVV
Your knowledge of arms decorated and used in what...

Your knowledge of arms decorated and used in what is Greece today is far greater than mine, so I will defer to you on this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By TVV
You are bringing up a great point - the so called...

You are bringing up a great point - the so called Viking swords were not made in Britain, where they were used by both Norsemen and Saxons, and they were not made in Scandinavia either. They were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By TVV
Correct - arms produced in Epirus were exported...

Correct - arms produced in Epirus were exported to North Africa, as Elgood mentions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By TVV
If multiple similarly decorated weapons were all...

If multiple similarly decorated weapons were all collected within the same geographic area, does not that establish a distribution pattern?

As for the made vs. used debate, would you consider...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By TVV
Do we have to post multiple examples of Greek...

Do we have to post multiple examples of Greek weapons with similar decorative style every time we have this argument? Seems a little tedious and counter productive, as you are stubbornly going to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By TVV
The hilt and scabbard are Greek indeed. Mounts...

The hilt and scabbard are Greek indeed. Mounts usually indicate where a weapon was used.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,258
Posted By TVV
Well, one word is better than nothing. Thank you...

Well, one word is better than nothing. Thank you and your friend, Ariel,

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By TVV
Edster will probably comment on this, but from...

Edster will probably comment on this, but from his paper we know they were made in Kassala (Sudan), and probably still are, to this day. The silver work is reminiscent of higher end Ethiopian shields...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By TVV
The style of the decoration on the brass...

The style of the decoration on the brass furniture of the scabbard looks very Balkan to me, and is typical of the late 19th century. The blade looks older than the fittings, which is not unusual, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By TVV
Happy Holidays to everyone! Since almost all...

Happy Holidays to everyone! Since almost all other wishes here will be for health and happiness, I will be the guy who wishes you all to get at least a few things that are on your dream acquisitions...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th December 2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By TVV
I guess I just happened to be browsing the forum...

I guess I just happened to be browsing the forum immediately after you posted the thread, and since the name of the hero is written in the back, answering was quite easy. Merry Christmas to you as...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th December 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By TVV
Fernando, here is the wiki on your...

Fernando, here is the wiki on your hero:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alyosha_Popovich
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,359
Posted By TVV
When you consider that many "Mahdist"...

When you consider that many "Mahdist" items are actually post Omdurman and intended for the European souvenir market, these are quite cool in that they are indeed from an earlier time, potentially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By TVV
The other side of this blade with the fullers is...

The other side of this blade with the fullers is also quite interesting, and certainly above what we typically coming from Sudan in terms of craftsmanship. The Mameluke attribution may be a bit of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By TVV
Very nice shield, and there is not much to add to...

Very nice shield, and there is not much to add to what you wrote. I doubt there was a vibrant tourist sector in Southern Ethiopia in the 19th century, and to me this looks like intended for actual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,434
Posted By TVV
If we classify swords and daggers according to...

If we classify swords and daggers according to the blades, then all the swords with triple fullered Solingen 19th century blades from the Sahel are German. Obviously, not a very good approach, and as...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd November 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By TVV
I do not know where this is from, but the...

I do not know where this is from, but the decoration in the center is reminiscent of the decoration on the hilts of yataghans from Focha - like the one in my avatar.

Teodor
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By TVV
The guard could be German, but to me it looks...

The guard could be German, but to me it looks Austrian, from the beginning of the 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By TVV
Very impressive Luc, thank you.

Very impressive Luc, thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,189
Posted By TVV
I read the description, but the picture is of a...

I read the description, but the picture is of a so-called double knife consisting of the two most popular types of shepherd's knives in Bulgaria in the 19th century - the smaller is a so-called...
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