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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:05 PM
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Posted By ariel
Gavin, I know full well that they were not signed...

Gavin, I know full well that they were not signed or dated by and large. Otherwise I wouldn't have asked. But there are other ways, written sources, for example. And I do believe that experienced...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By ariel
How do we date chooras? Are there any examples...

How do we date chooras?
Are there any examples firmly attributable to the 19th century or even earlier?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,813
Posted By ariel
Are we dealing with specific patterns of distinct...

Are we dealing with specific patterns of distinct weapons or just ethnic variations of the,- basically,- the same Pesh Kabz?

Hint: Karud and choora have identical blades but different handles....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By ariel
Taking into account that current jambias/khanjars...

Taking into account that current jambias/khanjars are mass produced and serve as a mundane part of a daily male attire, what difference does it make?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By ariel
Well, if you are sure, why would we try to...

Well, if you are sure, why would we try to dissuade you? Please continue to believe.

On my end, I know that Assadulla was famous for his sophisticated wootz pattern, of which there is not a trace...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By ariel
Doesn't look Afghani to me: they have very...

Doesn't look Afghani to me: they have very distinct large and elongated pommel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By ariel
Roland, Andrew asked a very good question. In...

Roland,
Andrew asked a very good question.

In general, the so-caled "eastern" swords were very often of a saber pattern: curved and with the edge on the convex side.

Some had the so-called...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By ariel
I am with you. IMHO, too, this is a modern hybrid...

I am with you. IMHO, too, this is a modern hybrid of a 19th century N. Indian blade and recently made handle/crossguard.
A close look at the handle is very important.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By ariel
Not bored: depressed. This oosik is bigger than...

Not bored: depressed.
This oosik is bigger than his....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 526
Posted By ariel
Very nice! Hope I am not going to be lectured...

Very nice!

Hope I am not going to be lectured that it was destined for a mass dance party :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By ariel
Shafra or Kusha.

Shafra or Kusha.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By ariel
As a woman of my acquaintance once said "I...

As a woman of my acquaintance once said "I do not buy books, I already have one" :-)

I am still waiting for the two Elgood's books. They must be about North Indian weapons. Time to learn something...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By ariel
You are welcome! Enjoy the...

You are welcome!
Enjoy the original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPT3RFTpSUw
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By ariel
Both of you should come to Michigan: I'll take...

Both of you should come to Michigan: I'll take you on a tour of microbreweries
around Ann Arbor. Only then you will understand why Ben Franklin considered beer to be the ultimate proof of God's...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By ariel
David, I am so glad to see you lightening up. ...

David,
I am so glad to see you lightening up.
Thank you, Alan, for allowing David to free his inner child:-)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By ariel
Nothing beats good old WD-40: "I love the...

Nothing beats good old WD-40: "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd September 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,668
Posted By ariel
A word of caution: please do not do it with even ...

A word of caution: please do not do it with even presumably valuable blades:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th August 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,450
Posted By ariel
Going to the extreme, which one would you buy:...

Going to the extreme, which one would you buy: old, beat up khanda with nick-ed edges and simple Old Indian hilt or a modern Rajastani replica with modern damascus blade and a hilt covered in golden...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By ariel
Oliver, I was not even mentioning South Asia:-) ...

Oliver,
I was not even mentioning South Asia:-)
Central, -yes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By ariel
Solingen did damaskus.

Solingen did damaskus.
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By ariel
Solingen did damaskus.

Solingen did damaskus.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By ariel
Oliver, No argument here: Central-Asian origins,...

Oliver,
No argument here: Central-Asian origins, actual manufacture 14-16 century Persia or Mughal India. My only hesitation is with your mention of its potential Mamluk origin. Perhaps, we did not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By ariel
And then, there is this enigmatic knife of Prince...

And then, there is this enigmatic knife of Prince Andrey Staricki of the early 16th century, the origins of which are still hotly debated in Russian sources, although, IMHO, they are fairly obvious:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By ariel
Oliver, Wouldn't you agree that the distinction...

Oliver,
Wouldn't you agree that the distinction between what we know as "present-day Afghanistan" and "present -day Central Asia" is rather artificial? Even now, Tajiks, Turkmen and Uzbeks (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By ariel
I would just want to draw your attention to 3...

I would just want to draw your attention to 3 daggers from the book of Bashir Mohammed, - Furussiya Collection. All identified as Timurid Afghani, 11-12th century.
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