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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By TVV
Nice yataghan. I have noticed that yataghans from...

Nice yataghan. I have noticed that yataghans from Asia Minor tend to be longer in general.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 36,120
Posted By TVV
A native soldier in Italian service in Italian...

A native soldier in Italian service in Italian Somaliland, so probably from the 1930s. Note the small billao behind the ammo pouches.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By TVV
Ariel, Is this book simply an English edition of...

Ariel,

Is this book simply an English edition of Kirill's books in Russian from a few years ago?

Thank you,
Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,366
Posted By TVV
Here are some examples of work from a...

Here are some examples of work from a contemporary restorer in Bulgaria: as you can see, a good craftsman with the right materials and good knowledge can indeed restore hilts to look very close to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,366
Posted By TVV
Ariel already summed it up nicely: while the...

Ariel already summed it up nicely: while the bolster and the hilt band may be original to the blades, the wooden hilts and the scabbards are most likely modern. The material on the hilt is wrong,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,366
Posted By TVV
I am sorry but am I the only one here who feels...

I am sorry but am I the only one here who feels we are debating late 20th century (at best) fittings? Referring to the yataghan starting this thread and the one in post 18, not the Foca examples of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By TVV
Thank you very much! Teodor

Thank you very much!

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By TVV
Translation Request for Inscriptions on a Kard Blade

Gentlemen, I am doing this as a favor to a friend: can you please help translate the inscriptions on the kard blade below?

Many thanks in advance,

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By TVV
Ethiopian Dagger with a Fancy Scabbard

I acquired this dagger because its scabbard appealed to me aesthetically. These daggers have been described here by the forum Ethiopian specialist Ron Azzi in the link...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By TVV
Kubur, great work on narrowing down the origin to...

Kubur, great work on narrowing down the origin to Tunisia. That being said, the style and technique of the decoration on the brass sheet parts has a Balkan feel to it. Could it be possible that these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By TVV
I suspect the writing to be part of the names of...

I suspect the writing to be part of the names of the seven sleepers, which appear often on yataghans with Turkish ribbon blades. You can look for Zifir's translations in older threads and compare the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By TVV
Very nice and interesting yataghan,...

Very nice and interesting yataghan, congratulations. I do not think there is wootz in the blade. To me it looks like it was forged from many (as in hundreds) of layers, somewhat similar to what we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By TVV
There is not much more to add at this point, but...

There is not much more to add at this point, but here are some.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By TVV
Thank you very much for the quick responses. I...

Thank you very much for the quick responses. I had not considered the possibility of tughras used outside of the Ottoman context.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By TVV
Interesting topic. Just like you Stu, I have...

Interesting topic. Just like you Stu, I have often been frustrated with the vagueness of the term "Ottoman". The most extreme examples of its indiscriminate application are some recent catalogues of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By TVV
Afghan or Ottoman?

A friend of mine recently acquired this knife. He thinks it is Ottoman, because of a stamp that looks like a tughra. To me, the hilt has an Afghan feel. What do you think?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By TVV
Actually, it is not that esoteric at all. There...

Actually, it is not that esoteric at all. There is a recent book in Russian called "Холодное оружие...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,530
Posted By TVV
You are correct: definitely Ottoman and 19th...

You are correct: definitely Ottoman and 19th century. I do believe this is one of the early military regulation patterns in the Ottoman army. It would appear that officers were allowed to keep...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,602
Posted By TVV
Gorgeous, thank you for sharing, Teodor

Gorgeous, thank you for sharing,

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By TVV
Harry, I agree with Kubur here, these swords...

Harry,

I agree with Kubur here, these swords have been produced well into the last century. Edster has some first hand knowledge on the subject, and here is a great article by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By TVV
Unique and beautiful yataghan Eftihis, thank you...

Unique and beautiful yataghan Eftihis, thank you for sharing it. To me it looks like the silver decoration on the hilt was not original but was applied at some later point (still long time ago of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By TVV
Nice gun, I agree, but while the dimensions fit a...

Nice gun, I agree, but while the dimensions fit a shishane, the term was used to describe guns with rifled barrels, and this one is obviously smooth, even before the liner was installed. So I am not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By TVV
Kubur, You pose an interesting and very...

Kubur,

You pose an interesting and very difficult question. I do not know enough about Bosnia, but here is my best attempt at an answer regarding Bulgaria.

As much as it has been written on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By TVV
Hi Ivo, Glad to see you here as well. I agree...

Hi Ivo,

Glad to see you here as well. I agree with Stelio: the brass plates have a distinctly Balkan decoration, while coral is often used on North African arms. Elgood mentions that there were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By TVV
There are members here with a lot more knowledge...

There are members here with a lot more knowledge on Luzon spears than me, but if you search the forum for Bontoc or Igorot spear you will see similar examples to yours.

Regards,
Teodor
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