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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for the reply! 0000 steel wool might...

Thank you for the reply!

0000 steel wool might still be too harsh. I would use cotton swabs with Picreator's Pre-Lim or just cotton swabs with some Renaissance wax. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 247
Posted By mariusgmioc
What etchant did you use? Regards, Marius

What etchant did you use?

Regards,

Marius
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th January 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By mariusgmioc
Impressive! Unfortunately, I cannot help you at...

Impressive!

Unfortunately, I cannot help you at all. Let's hope somebody can but in case nobody can, then you may want to address the issue to the specialist of an auction house.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 247
Posted By mariusgmioc
What a beauty! :) Congratulations for this...

What a beauty! :)

Congratulations for this great find!

But I would wipe off some of the etching and leave just some hint of the pattern... if the blade were mine... but it isn't... :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very good pieces! Congratulations! :)

Very good pieces! Congratulations! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By mariusgmioc
Can you please post better photos of the both...

Can you please post better photos of the both sides of the tang? Can you discern any Chinese characters on the tang? Also photos of the tip of the blade would be useful.

You may also want to address...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Very, very interesting! Definitely worth a...

Very, very interesting! Definitely worth a try.

Thank you! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, I encountered exactly the same problem a...

Hello,

I encountered exactly the same problem a few times already. I tried etching with Nital, FeCl and even with a dilution of Perma Blue but the faded areas would stay the same.

My conclusion is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Kubur, While you may be right about the...

Hello Kubur,

While you may be right about the hilt and the sheath, I am certain you are wrong, very wrong, about the blade.
:cool:

I have many wootz blades, many etched myself, that show exactly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Yes, you nailed it, the hilt and the scabbard...

Yes, you nailed it, the hilt and the scabbard (with coloured cloth - I have Tulwar with somehow similar scabbard) look quite Indian.
:)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello gentlemen, While I didn't do any study on...

Hello gentlemen,

While I didn't do any study on the magnetic properties of the keris, I want to highlight that ANY ferous object has some degree of magnetism as it is directly generated by Earth's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Bryce, The blade is unmistakeably Persian...

Hello Bryce,

The blade is unmistakeably Persian (18th century, my guess), and of highest quality Kara Taban wootz. Wow!

The mountings, I don't know... maybe Kurdish?! :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very good pieces! I strongly believe that being...

Very good pieces!

I strongly believe that being modern, doesn't make them less desirable as long as they are traditionally made and respect the ethnografic profile and trend.

Let us not forget...
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very nice acquisition indeed! :) I wouldn't add...

Very nice acquisition indeed! :)

I wouldn't add the washer but... your sword, your call. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th January 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By mariusgmioc
Most interesting and definitely NOT tourist...

Most interesting and definitely NOT tourist stuff.

For museums and collectors that cannot afford the real stuff and for display.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Ian and Detlef and thank you for your...

Hello Ian and Detlef and thank you for your comments! :)

Most likely the sword was in a collection and that's why it is so well preserved.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By mariusgmioc
Burmese Dha?!

Hello,

I recently acquired what I believe to be a rather recent (around 1950) Burmese Dha.

The fittings are white metal.

Am I correct?!

Any other comments would be welcomed.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th January 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By mariusgmioc
Two months is a long time. I would start...

Two months is a long time. I would start discussing with the auction house about reimbursment.
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By mariusgmioc
Beautiful piece. Congratulations! 18-19...

Beautiful piece. Congratulations!

18-19 century?! :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By mariusgmioc
I agree with Henk, as it appears to be a European...

I agree with Henk, as it appears to be a European blade reworked, or at least made from European monosteel.

Regards,

Marius
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th January 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By mariusgmioc
Sorry for this, but there isn't very much you can...

Sorry for this, but there isn't very much you can do other than ask the auction house for a refund.

It is the seller who can ask then USPS for damages.

Regards,

Marius
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very beautiful 19th century (my guess) piece in...

Very beautiful 19th century (my guess) piece in very good condition. Congratulations! :)

Marius
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Ariel, Indeed I do not belong "Polish...

Hello Ariel,

Indeed I do not belong "Polish school," neither do I belong any other school, as schools tend to be rigid and dogmatic. Like for example according to the "Polish School" all swords from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By mariusgmioc
And I would like to know the reason and the way...

And I would like to know the reason and the way of his thinking BEFORE I AGREE with him! ;)

I believe the blade, not the hilt defines the sword, and a typical Khanda is considered as having a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By mariusgmioc
My estimate is 19th century fake wootz blade....

My estimate is 19th century fake wootz blade. Definitely not Mughal.

Happy new year!

Marius
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