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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:27 AM
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Posted By TVV
Albert, thank you for taking these pictures and...

Albert, thank you for taking these pictures and posting them here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By TVV
May she rest in peace. I will always be grateful...

May she rest in peace. I will always be grateful for her works on Caucasian and Ottomans arms, which were among the first on these subjects.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 556
Posted By TVV
Not agreeing is perfectly fine, no need to...

Not agreeing is perfectly fine, no need to apologize. One needs to consider all possible scenarios.

I have seen Afghan shashkas with Toledo made blades (early 20th century Toledo manufacture) and so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 556
Posted By TVV
GC, I agree with you that this is not a European...

GC,

I agree with you that this is not a European sword blade, and most definitely not a Wilkinson blade. The Afghans were very adept at making copies, there are articles on this forum explaining how...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 556
Posted By TVV
Am I the only one who sees an Afghan crest on...

Am I the only one who sees an Afghan crest on this blade?

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,086
Posted By TVV
I measured the head with the socket, and it is...

I measured the head with the socket, and it is 101.6 cm or exactly 40 inches.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,086
Posted By TVV
Iain, The entire thing with what is left of the...

Iain,

The entire thing with what is left of the shaft is 160 cm. I need to measure the length of head and socket together, but the head is 70 cm without the socket, so it is truly monstrous. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,086
Posted By TVV
I hope you would not mind if I add this Mossi(?)...

I hope you would not mind if I add this Mossi(?) lance head to the thread. The tip, not counting the socket is 70 cm long (27.5 inches). It makes a decent size lance from Northern Cameroon look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By TVV
Thank you Iain, glad to have you examine this...

Thank you Iain, glad to have you examine this thread and confirm my suspicions on attribution. You are welcome to add this and any other swords I may have posted in the forum to the takouba site.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By TVV
Thank you for explaining, I think I understand...

Thank you for explaining, I think I understand your point now and agree with it. There is such a variety of blades on Moroccan saif (or nimcha, as we collectors like to call them for simplicity) that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By TVV
Here is a link to a relatively long thread on...

Here is a link to a relatively long thread on these:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10636&page=1&pp=30

I understand that long threads can be somewhat tedious to read, so here is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By TVV
I believe people in what is nowadays the...

I believe people in what is nowadays the Dominican Republic, where these are from, simply called them machete. Tirri is great for providing examples of weapons, but completely unreliable for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By TVV
Kubur and Motan know a lot more than me about...

Kubur and Motan know a lot more than me about these knives, so I am very likely wrong on my assessment.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By TVV
Great restoration, the way it should be done. As...

Great restoration, the way it should be done. As a result, another nice Sindi rifle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By TVV
To me it looks 100% Turkish. Teodor

To me it looks 100% Turkish.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,728
Posted By TVV
I do not see a tunkou/habaki on the wide bladed...

I do not see a tunkou/habaki on the wide bladed takouba. It is not unusual for takouba blades to be mounted with a sandwich construction to the hilt, especially older and re-used blades where the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By TVV
If I had to vote, I would vote Greek too. But the...

If I had to vote, I would vote Greek too. But the most appropriate way to describe this gun would be simply as "very nice", congratulations.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,728
Posted By TVV
Unfortunately I cannot tell for certain. It is...

Unfortunately I cannot tell for certain. It is very possible that there was a hole (or holes) but those were closed by accumulation of rust/dirt when the sword was berried and then sealed when it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By TVV
This is not connected to Bulgarian shepherd's...

This is not connected to Bulgarian shepherd's knives for sure. To me it is reminiscent of Central Asian knives, such as the Uzbek pichok (you can see some earlier Bukhara examples in the Moser...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By TVV
This is interesting food for thought, and there...

This is interesting food for thought, and there could be a link. In the early 14th century, the Golden Horde became an important ally to the Bulgarian state, and supplied troops to virtually all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,728
Posted By TVV
Here is a later sword, probably from the 14th...

Here is a later sword, probably from the 14th century, from the period the Golden Horde was at its apex. It is of diamond cross section as well, there is no tunkou/habaki and the guard is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By TVV
I had the same suspicion, but it looks like the...

I had the same suspicion, but it looks like the blade at least is old and just recently enhanced with fresh koftgari. Or am I wrong and blade is a newly made wootz blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By TVV
Short Takouba with Spike Hilt and Random Musings on Origin

Here is another of these shorter takoubas with a "spike" protruding from the pommel. It is only about 30.5 inches long with a 23.5inches blade. The blade is unusual in that it is of a diamond cross...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By TVV
Ed, thank you for the third installment of your...

Ed, thank you for the third installment of your research on kaskaras. You have done a great job summarizing and explaining the blade types and local terminology.

I completely agree with you that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By TVV
First of all, this is a very nice gun,...

First of all, this is a very nice gun, congratulations. On the question of origin, I do not know where it is from, but I do not think ti is from the Balkans. I do not think you will find any of these...
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