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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By TVV
Loverly sword, but am I the only one to whom the...

Loverly sword, but am I the only one to whom the hilt looks similar to those on Toma swords?

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,557
Posted By TVV
Ariel, Here is a steel hilted Malay piso podang:...

Ariel,

Here is a steel hilted Malay piso podang: the scabbard is definitely Sumatran.

Teodor

http://vikingsword.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=170100&stc=1
Forum: Swap Forum 12th October 2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By TVV
I have decided to keep everything except #1 (the...

I have decided to keep everything except #1 (the mandau) and #6 (the tumbuk lada).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By TVV
Nice kindjal David! I personally do not see any...

Nice kindjal David! I personally do not see any benefit to disassembling the hilt, only downsides.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By TVV
Kubur, Since the holes and rivets there do not...

Kubur,

Since the holes and rivets there do not seem to serve any structural purpose, I assume they were for affixing decoration to the guard. The traces seem to suggest that it was of circular...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By TVV
Lotfy, thank you very much for sharing, I had...

Lotfy, thank you very much for sharing, I had never even considered the possibility of wootz dharia blades. As rare as such blades would be, there are probably some in collections that simply have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By TVV
Jim, Thank you for your very thoughtful posts,...

Jim,

Thank you for your very thoughtful posts, as always.

To address your statement above that a wootz blade would be expected to have more elaborate dress, I am posting a couple of pictures from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By TVV
Thank you Lotfi, Is the Saif Ya'Rubi name based...

Thank you Lotfi,

Is the Saif Ya'Rubi name based on the Ya-Rubi dynasty?

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By TVV
Nice and well made yataghan. I agree it is...

Nice and well made yataghan. I agree it is unusual, but grips with ivory/bone over horn were not unheard of. I would think this may have been done somewhere in the Western Balkans.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By TVV
Thank you! As Robert Hales illustrates on p. 361...

Thank you! As Robert Hales illustrates on p. 361 of his book, extensive rehilting was common for these swords. This could have led to slight shortening.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By TVV
Ibrahiim, I am not going to get dragged into a...

Ibrahiim,

I am not going to get dragged into a pointless debate about your theory which contradicts all the period accounts, drawings and existent examples of Omani swords.

If you are trying to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By TVV
Thank you for your responses. Iain, Yes, the...

Thank you for your responses.

Iain,

Yes, the fuller is unusual, not sure what that would signify though.

Ibrahiim,

Your passion about ethnographic arms is admirable and overall an asset to this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By TVV
Old Omani Saif

I am really excited to share this old Omani saif, as one of these has been on my wish list forever. Here are the measurements:
Entire length: 36 inches (91.44 cm)
Blade length: 25 inches (63.50...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By TVV
I do not, sadly, but I have a friend in Bulgaria...

I do not, sadly, but I have a friend in Bulgaria who does. Are you looking for any details in particular, or just looking to build a thread as a pictorial database?

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,783
Posted By TVV
I just saw this one as I was browsing Waffen aus...

I just saw this one as I was browsing Waffen aus Zentral-Afrika. Not much info given, other than the Fulbe attribution. According to the description, the edge is trimmed in leather and there is cloth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By TVV
Here are pictures of a Bedouin shashka, also...

Here are pictures of a Bedouin shashka, also found in Bulgaria like the kama, for guard comparison.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By TVV
Kubur, Here is a picture of the pommel. Teodor

Kubur,

Here is a picture of the pommel.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By TVV
Large Balkan Kama for ID

Here is an unusual large Balkan kama for your comments. The whole weapon is 62 cm (24 inches) long and weighs a hefty 700 grams (1.5 lbs). It looks like it was made from a cut down sword blade. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By TVV
The bottom one is Tebu/Tubu - a forum search...

The bottom one is Tebu/Tubu - a forum search should produce some results of similar daggers.

The top one is very nice and from Western Africa, but I am honestly not quite certain where from exactly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,783
Posted By TVV
Iain, I believe the image you are looking for...

Iain,

I believe the image you are looking for was originally made by Denham, but you can find it also in Spring or in Cairns' little book "The African Knights".

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,783
Posted By TVV
Very nice Iain, congratulations. When it comes to...

Very nice Iain, congratulations. When it comes to mail hauberks, my understanding is that they were imported to the Sahel from the Middle Eats and Europe, and it may be tricky to find a North African...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th September 2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By TVV
I am adding a couple of daggers I had forgotten...

I am adding a couple of daggers I had forgotten about and update on prices:
1. Mandau - reduced to $100
2. Pedang 1 - reduced to $150
3. Pedang 2 - reduced to $250
4. Piso Podang - stays at $225
5....
Forum: Swap Forum 16th September 2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By TVV
Reducing to $100.

Reducing to $100.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By TVV
It is a telek, but I do not think it is tuareg,...

It is a telek, but I do not think it is tuareg, strictly speaking. Based on previous forum discussions, this looks like it was made in Bida in what is nowadays Nigeria - I am attaching a similar one...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th September 2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By TVV
Small barong (#4) also now sold.

Small barong (#4) also now sold.
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