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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2017, 09:01 PM
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Posted By arsendaday
If it wasn't for the scabbard I would totally...

If it wasn't for the scabbard I would totally think that the guy has a double edged European sword and the painter just screwed up. The scabbard though tells me that this is some kind of curved...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,972
Posted By arsendaday
Smile Hello All As soon, as I looked at the painting I...

Hello All

As soon, as I looked at the painting I thought of the Tatar Saber. I have couple of observations that mostly answer to mariusgmioc's post and that's the reason I quote it.



Here is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By arsendaday
I do also think that it should be a separate...

I do also think that it should be a separate section. Restoring a blade is what brought me to this forum in the first place. But I also think that the restoration posts should be strictly technical,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,955
Posted By arsendaday
Just to make couple of corrections; Cilicia was...

Just to make couple of corrections; Cilicia was never in Eastern Armenia and not even in Western Armenia. It was out of Armenian Highland (where Greater Armenia is) and to the South West of it. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,955
Posted By arsendaday
Here it is eftihis. There is only one...

Here it is eftihis.

There is only one letter/word that I couldn't see clearly, but the meaning won't suffer from it.

So literally it says: "To the enjoyment of Ayvazyan M/I Yakob and Mkhi." It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,955
Posted By arsendaday
It's definitely Armenian. Can you post the whole...

It's definitely Armenian. Can you post the whole inscription in one photo. I will try to translate for you. A clearer photo will be better, if possible of course. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By arsendaday
Thanks for your input guys. Detlef it's good to...

Thanks for your input guys. Detlef it's good to know that this sword is of interest to somebody else on this site. The quality and the beauty of the blade caught my eye and even though SE Asian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By arsendaday
Burmese Dha Sword with Silver kofgari

Here is an interesting example of what I found out to be a Burmese Dha Iwe (Story Sword). The wooden handle is missing some parts. IMHO the ray skin cover and the silver pommel!?!, while the tiny...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By arsendaday
The photos

Here are the photos. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2016, 04:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By arsendaday
Ancestor of Qaddara

Here is the photo of what I consider a shorter version of Qaddara. (Note the fullers and the maker mark). This is a single edge, triple (more if you count the narrow lines) fullered knife with silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By arsendaday
I didn't see the hallmark on this one before....

I didn't see the hallmark on this one before. Judging by the hallmark this was made in Russian Don region. 100%. The style of course is Caucasian, and that got me confused.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By arsendaday
My Qaddara

Also here is a link to my Qaddara a.k.a. my "first bladed weapon" (other than army of various knives) and the bacteria that infected me with "Sword Collection" disease....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By arsendaday
Smile 1- A Kindjal (i.e Russian name for daggers) is a...

1- A Kindjal (i.e Russian name for daggers) is a qama (kghama to be exact) when it is in Georgia or Chercassia, kindjal in Russia and Russian speaking countires, khanchal in Armenia. Qaddara on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By arsendaday
Smile Hi Miguel The kindjals that you posted are great...

Hi Miguel

The kindjals that you posted are great ones and I love them all. The answer to the question: which part of the Caucasus they are from, is never going to be correct. Not only the styles and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By arsendaday
Hello Sfenoid13 I am sorry that no one...

Hello Sfenoid13

I am sorry that no one translated the inscriptions for you yet, but don't give up, they may still do. I can't read arabic and don't know Turkish myself (the inscriptions could be in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,753
Posted By arsendaday
That is exactly what I meant. BTW Your second...

That is exactly what I meant. BTW Your second guess is more possible. The Circassians were a stubborn bunch (no offence meant, using the word as a compliment) and I don't think any one of them would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,607
Posted By arsendaday
I see Sajen, can you please post the picture of...

I see Sajen, can you please post the picture of the whole kris. It seems to be a cool one. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,753
Posted By arsendaday
I think at some point a fighter who is used to a...

I think at some point a fighter who is used to a certain type of handle/hilt and is given a totally different weapon to fight with, (due to switching sides or alliances, or acquiring a blade in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,607
Posted By arsendaday
Got it!

After all of your explanations it's making a lot of sense now! Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,753
Posted By arsendaday
Nice photos Estcrh! While they may not be a lot...

Nice photos Estcrh! While they may not be a lot of Ottoman Shashkas surviving today, they were actually being made in Ottoman Turkey at some point. And considering the fame and usefullnes of shashkas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,607
Posted By arsendaday
Thank you! And that's exactly why I started this...

Thank you! And that's exactly why I started this "bending" subject. Aside from keris' looks and religious or spiritual aspects, a keris is, first of all, a weapon. And if your weapon can bend or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,753
Posted By arsendaday
Good One

Harry, I was bidding on this one myself, but it got too expensive for me. I was really curious about this one as well and its good that a member of this forum got it so we can discuss it here. For...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,607
Posted By arsendaday
LOL, I promise I will not bend any more kris or...

LOL, I promise I will not bend any more kris or keris. :) I too like them for what they are, a beautiful piece of culture and tradition, artfully incorporated into a weapon. I was just wandering if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,607
Posted By arsendaday
Apologies

Hi everyone. My apologies for being a little confused about the "Kris" & "Keris". When I was buying these daggers the descriptions on all of them had kris and keris in them, but I am learning and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th February 2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,607
Posted By arsendaday
The rest of Them

Here are all my krises. One is an old Bali one, the others are new from Sumatra and Jawa, as I am told.
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