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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 969
Posted By TVV
At this point I do not think anyone is disputing...

At this point I do not think anyone is disputing the Georgian attribution. It is important to know where the arms we discuss originate from, but it is equally important to try to avoid going down a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By TVV
Nice billao Yvain - from the pictures it is...

Nice billao Yvain - from the pictures it is obvious it is well made. Like other Islamic weapons from Africa there does not seem to be a ton of published information on the billao. You have already...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By TVV
Here is a link to another thread with Algerian...

Here is a link to another thread with Algerian palas:

www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12160

Looking at your sword Ariel, I believe it was entirely made in Afghanistan or Northern India. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By TVV
Stephen Gracie, "Jambiya: Daggers from the...

Stephen Gracie, "Jambiya: Daggers from the Ancient Souks of Yemen"

If you can, get the hardcover copy. A really great book, with a ton of info and great pictures and also very pleasant to read....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By TVV
Very nice gun, though probably technically not a...

Very nice gun, though probably technically not a rifle. I doubt anyone will be able to translate the markings on the barrel, as they were likely applied in imitation of marks on Italian made barrels.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By TVV
When we say Greek for a yataghan, we refer to a...

When we say Greek for a yataghan, we refer to a geographic area roughly corresponding to modern Greece. It does not necessarily mean that the yataghan was made or used by an ethnic Greek, just that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By TVV
Since takoubas are still in use, not as weapons...

Since takoubas are still in use, not as weapons but more as part of male attire, in certain parts of the Sahel, it may have been refitted for someone to wear. Or alternatively, it may have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By TVV
Apart from lacking patina, the fittings seem off...

Apart from lacking patina, the fittings seem off compared to fittings on older takouba. I believe the sword in this thread is a 19th century blade and pommel, with the hilt and scabbard restored more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By TVV
Yvain, While the pommel looks old, the rest of...

Yvain,

While the pommel looks old, the rest of the fittings do not seem to match it in age. Nice takouba, but I do not think you missed out on something unique and amazing.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,901
Posted By TVV
You call it Illyrian, I call it Thracian, someone...

You call it Illyrian, I call it Thracian, someone in Romania would probably call it Dacian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By TVV
What can we say other than that it this is a high...

What can we say other than that it this is a high quality, older (looks like it is dated to the end of the 19th/start of the 20th century) koummaya with what looks like a rhino horn hilt. You have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,901
Posted By TVV
If we adopt Yasar's attribution logic, then Sami...

If we adopt Yasar's attribution logic, then Sami knives and kindjals made in Tbilisi in the 19th century are both Russian (or Romanov, if you wish), as those were all made in the Russian Empire. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,901
Posted By TVV
Maybe you need a Turkish forum, where the other...

Maybe you need a Turkish forum, where the other members will agree with labeling everything from the Atlantic to the Pacific as Ottoman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,798
Posted By TVV
Kwiatek, this is very interesting, as place names...

Kwiatek, this is very interesting, as place names on yataghans are extremely rare. Were those referring to the place of manufacture or the place where the owner lived?

Also, what do you mean by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,798
Posted By TVV
Itaca, the dagger with the hilt encased on...

Itaca, the dagger with the hilt encased on brass(second one from your pictures going from the top down) is Bulgarian, there is no doubt about that. It was probably made in Gabrovo, the main knife...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,920
Posted By TVV
I just checked and could not access the catalogue...

I just checked and could not access the catalogue either.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By TVV
Nice koummaya Stefan, it looks like an older...

Nice koummaya Stefan, it looks like an older example from the first half of the 20th century, based on the quality of the silver work. The blade looks well made as well,

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By TVV
I can confirm that the spine has an intentionally...

I can confirm that the spine has an intentionally carved channel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By TVV
Gentlemen, Thank you for your answers and...

Gentlemen,

Thank you for your answers and comments. Per Kubur's request, here is a picture of the spine.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By TVV
Pesh Kabz - Afghanistan or Bukhara

Here we have a pretty standard pesh kabz with a wootz blade. I believe one of the hilt scales is rhino horn (pictured), while the other one is a replacement with some other brown horn. The rivets are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By TVV
Ivo, your bandolier is most likely Omani, see...

Ivo, your bandolier is most likely Omani, see this thread:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25355
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By TVV
Native copies of European markings is a big...

Native copies of European markings is a big topic. The short answer is that European markings became popular in various places around the world where European blades were exported to, and were later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By TVV
Nice sboula Yvain, and some pretty good...

Nice sboula Yvain, and some pretty good observations. If you search the forum you will find blades with similar letters that do not make sense or symbols that resemble European letters. My guess is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,753
Posted By TVV
Your gun is actually Balkan, mostly associated...

Your gun is actually Balkan, mostly associated with Albania, though it was used throughout the Peninsula. Nice gun, congratulations.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By TVV
Here is another one with similar scabbard from...

Here is another one with similar scabbard from the Oriental Arms sold section before their site was reworked. Someone acid etched the blade with Africa 1830, so this is probably a trophy from the...
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