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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Tatyana Dianova
From the photos the blade looks like unproperly...

From the photos the blade looks like unproperly etched Wootz...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th October 2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
An antique Indian Tiger Tooth dagger for sale

For sale is a rare antique Indian Tiger Tooth dagger. Rosewood handle.

Overall length 32 cm.

Asking price 240 Euro

Please ask any questions: tvdianova(at)yahoo(dot)de
Forum: Swap Forum 30th October 2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Price update: 330 Euro

Price update: 330 Euro
Forum: Swap Forum 30th October 2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Price update: 450 Euro

Price update: 450 Euro
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
IMHO, it is a nice old Koumiya from the end of...

IMHO, it is a nice old Koumiya from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century.
The fittings are brass and silver, decorated with black and red emaille. I like it!
Forum: Swap Forum 13th September 2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Sold

Sold
Forum: Swap Forum 10th September 2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
An antique Indian Tulwar for Sale

For sale is a beautiful antique Indian Tulwar. Silver Koftgari on the handle is mostly intact. A massive and well made blade with three fullers.

Overall length 89 cm. Blade length 76 cm.

Asking...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th September 2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
An Antique Ottoman Yataghan for Sale

For sale is an antique Ottoman Yataghan from the 19th century. A large and massive sword with a maker's mark.

Overall length 73 cm. Blade length 60 cm.

Asking price 490 Euro

Please ask any...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th September 2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
An Antique Indian Khanjarli for Sale

For sale is an antique Indian Khanjarli. A rare dagger in a very good condition.

Overall length 34 cm.

Asking price 460 Euro

Please ask any questions: tvdianova(at)yahoo(dot)de
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
There is an opinion that Lawi Ayam are women...

There is an opinion that Lawi Ayam are women knifes for self-defence - and of course I have one in my collection :-)
It is a small dagger which measurs only 11 cm from the blade tip to the top of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Very interesting Jim, thank you a lot!

Very interesting Jim, thank you a lot!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Thank you all for the great information and for...

Thank you all for the great information and for the interesting discussion!
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Thank you Alex - I have never seen such kind of a...

Thank you Alex - I have never seen such kind of a German or French made blade, but I know near to nothing about European arms... In any case, it is an interesting example of cultural exchange between...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Thank you Alex - I have never seen such kind of a...

Thank you Alex - I have never seen such kind of a German or French made blade, but I know near to nothing about European arms... In any case, it is an interesting example of cultural exchange between...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Thank you guys for your replies! Of course you...

Thank you guys for your replies!
Of course you are right: the blade is made of twisted-core pattern-welded steel. In the place where I live it would be called Damast- or damaszener steel, that's why...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Thank you guys for your replies! Of course you...

Thank you guys for your replies!
Of course you are right: the blade is made of twisted-core pattern-welded steel. In the place where I live it would be called Damast- or damaszener steel, that's why...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
A hunting sword with Damascus blade of Yataghan type

I normally do not buy European arms, but I couldn’t let go this huge yataghan-style blade forged from the fine Damascus steel! I believe it is a completely European-made sword. Maybe it is a...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
A hunting sword with Damascus blade of Yataghan type

I normally do not buy European arms, but I couldn’t let go this huge yataghan-style blade forged from the fine Damascus steel! I believe it is a completely European-made sword. Maybe it is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Jens: All screws on old Indian jewelry I have are...

Jens: All screws on old Indian jewelry I have are reversed thread! And only on the modern items the "correct" screws sometimes appear.
It looks like "left" screws were the norm in old India.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Thank you for your insights Peter - it really...

Thank you for your insights Peter - it really explains the mystery!
I do not think that the eyes are rivets - they lay offset, and the angle doesn't match either. I do not want make any damage.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Great information, thanks a lot! I will try to...

Great information, thanks a lot!
I will try to gently remove the eyes of the dragon, and I will share the tang photo if succeeded.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
Japanese dagger in Aynu style?

On the dark and unsharp seller's photos the sword looked Aynu style, but looking closer and after cleaning it is pretty well made and most probably antique Japanese dagger, maybe Aynu inspired, for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,481
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
For the second one please take a look...

For the second one please take a look here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18877&highlight=pesh
By the way, there were very good Indian antique Kukris as well. There are some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
It looks like the back of scabbard has the lower...

It looks like the back of scabbard has the lower part of the silver stamp!
The silver marks are in the second volume of the series: Bijoux du Maroc Du Haut Atlas a la Mediterranee, and this book is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By Tatyana Dianova
As already noted, the Koumiya of the topic...

As already noted, the Koumiya of the topic starter has a silver mark.
It is a silver mark from Marrakech from the 1918. Since the scabbard is oval, the visible mark is incomplete, the date should be...
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