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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:12 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
The hilt is most likely from the...

The hilt is most likely from the Caucasus.

However, I do not believe the blade is Caucasian. And even if it is, it isn't a shaska blade.

And I don't consider you can make a shashka by simply...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By mariusgmioc
To me, the blade looks very different from the...

To me, the blade looks very different from the typical blades used in the Caucasian or Russian shashkas.

I also checked with the examples in Kiril Rivkin's book but didn't find a match...

Also,...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By mariusgmioc
Exactly. The "r" in the middle was very...

Exactly. The "r" in the middle was very strange and different from the one at the end.

Anyhow, excellent aquisition!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By mariusgmioc
Exactly! :)

Exactly! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes, it is exactly as you said: it establishes a...

Yes, it is exactly as you said: it establishes a DISTRIBUTION pattern but is not providing information about their origin.

If you find many WWII German weapons in Russia and see a massive amount of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By mariusgmioc
The fact those weapons are displayed in Greek...

The fact those weapons are displayed in Greek museums only means they were collected in Greece, but by no means can it be seen as evidence they were ALL made in Greece.

After all, the Ottoman army...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By mariusgmioc
Possibly, but I don't think so... Traces of...

Possibly, but I don't think so... Traces of wootz, original Turkish poem, style of decoration, all make me favour more the Turkish origin.

I have noticed a trend/fashion to allocate most of the...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes! ;)

Yes!
;)
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By mariusgmioc
The anchor appears on many blades of various...

The anchor appears on many blades of various smiths from various epochs (see for example the rapier illustrated at the link below, page 5 bottom, page 6 bottom, as well as the Maximilian II rapier on...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By mariusgmioc
No other markings visible. However, Antonio...

No other markings visible.

However, Antonio Picinino did not mark all his blades with the oval seal. See for example the rapier of Maximilian II (at the last page of the material cited at the link...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By mariusgmioc
:) :) :) Brilliant! You made my day!

:) :) :)

Brilliant! You made my day!
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By mariusgmioc
Italian rapier signed PICININO

Hello,

Not so long ago, I have aquired this cup-hilted rapier.

The blade is signed ANTONIO on one side and PICININO on the other side.

What do you think about this?! Is this a genuine Antonio...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By mariusgmioc
True indeed! And also Turkish smiths may have...

True indeed!
And also Turkish smiths may have travelled and worked in the Balkans.
So, nothing certain.
But it is a lovely piece!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By mariusgmioc
I had no doubts that it is from the Turkish...

I had no doubts that it is from the Turkish Empire. However, I wanted to know where in the Turkish Empire was it made?! More exactly was it Turkey or the Balkans?!

As I found signs of wootz, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wow! Of course it helps! You made me very, very...

Wow! Of course it helps! You made me very, very happy! and confirms my suspicion this is a Turkish made Yataghan.
:)

Thank you very, very much! :) :) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yataghan translation

Hello,

Kwiatek or somebody elese, please help me with the translation of the text on this Yataghan!

Regards,

Marius
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By mariusgmioc
Usually only the front side has the protruding...

Usually only the front side has the protruding rivets, while the back has them flatternd flush with the surface of the hilt (if it weren't like this the protruding rivets would hurt the wearer).

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By mariusgmioc
With everything else said, I notice the blade is...

With everything else said, I notice the blade is rather short for a typical Kampilan.

I see this as a confirmation the blade was reshaped into this.
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By mariusgmioc
Holly Molly! Some people have too much money...

Holly Molly!

Some people have too much money and too little common sense... :eek:

And it is always a possibility this is a broken 19th century historicism replica that was thrown away to rust...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By mariusgmioc
Of course it is very difficult to judge only from...

Of course it is very difficult to judge only from a few pictures, and I am by no means very knowledgeable about the topic...

However, to me the quality of the casting is terrible (visible porosity...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Jens! Now I believe there might be a...

Thank you Jens!

Now I believe there might be a welding area, right at junction between the fuller and the reinforced tip.

Very interesting. Very possible that a harder variety of wootz has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
I do not think there is any weld between the body...

I do not think there is any weld between the body of the blade and the tip. The discoloration at the tip is because of differential heat treatment.

I have several wootz blades and a fair share of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
Mine is probably later than Mughal. My guess is...

Mine is probably later than Mughal. My guess is from around 1900.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By mariusgmioc
I have visited a few museus in Japan but didn't...

I have visited a few museus in Japan but didn't see any keris... but plenty of katana swords...

Hmmm... I wonder why?! :p
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By mariusgmioc
I also collect modern knives but I do not...

I also collect modern knives but I do not appreciate modern "ethnic" knives fitted with blades mass produced somewhere else.

But this is how I see things with modern made knives, and should not...
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