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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By motan
Hi Yvain, Thank you for showing this dagger....

Hi Yvain,
Thank you for showing this dagger. Always good to know that I am not the only one interested in these daggers.
Many collectors look down on ethnographic weapons from the Levant, maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By motan
Hi Yvain, The Ottoman period in Palestine ended...

Hi Yvain,
The Ottoman period in Palestine ended in 1917/1918 with Allenby's and the Egyptian expeditionary force's conquest of the area. Late Ottoman is usually meant late 19th to the end of ww1....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By motan
Hi Yvain, I can not say too much about this one...

Hi Yvain,
I can not say too much about this one except that it is Palestinian. The tell-tale signs are the halve circle decorations on the scabbard.
You can call it Shibriya, but classic Shibriyas...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th June 2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By motan
Hi Kronckew, The picture shows what I said in my...

Hi Kronckew,
The picture shows what I said in my previous post: that a sickle has broad, curved and often serrated blade. A narrow and thick blade is inefficient for cutting, which the harvest of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th June 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By motan
Sorry guys, but this is not a sickle. It just...

Sorry guys, but this is not a sickle. It just wouldn't work. Sickles are thin and usually serrated and more curved. This is a thick and almost straight. Because it has an almost triangular...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By motan
Hi, Yes. Certainly good for first purchase. Much...

Hi,
Yes. Certainly good for first purchase. Much better than my first :(
A legit type, well used and authentic. Could use some love.
Early 20th or late 19th c.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By motan
Hi Stefan, You seem to be on a shibriya buying...

Hi Stefan,
You seem to be on a shibriya buying campaign. This is your third one in the last couple of weeks.
I will try to explain it, but this involves a lot of guess work.
Despite having many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By motan
Hi Kubur, A nice one. Those with hooked pommel...

Hi Kubur,
A nice one. Those with hooked pommel instead of a horse/camel head tend to be of better quality (earlier??). Funny that central ridge. I have one like that. It is not a part of the forging,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,787
Posted By motan
Hi Peter, Museum quality and nice prose too....

Hi Peter,
Museum quality and nice prose too. Excellent. Nothing to add to the words of the educated gentlemen, except that to me, the date looks like 1215, which translates to 1800/1801 Gregorian.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th May 2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By motan
Mmmm. No answers here. :shrug: Does't look...

Mmmm. No answers here. :shrug:
Does't look North American West though. Perhaps Mexico or South America because there is something about it that say Spanish.
It is not for treating hoofs because...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By motan
Hi, Another one of many primitive and obscure...

Hi,
Another one of many primitive and obscure daggers from the middle east. Very hard for me to say where it is from. It shows influences of Persian, Caucasian and Kurdish daggers, but it is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By motan
Hi Stefan. Don't be too disappointed. I have...

Hi Stefan.
Don't be too disappointed. I have seen much worse and even own some that too ugly to show here, but to me they are still worth more than fantasy bazaar pieces because they are authentic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By motan
Hi, I very much agree with Drabant1701. A...

Hi,
I very much agree with Drabant1701. A thought-after type by any koummya collector. One of the things that makes this type so valuable is that most, though not all, have a rhino horn hilt. Yours...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By motan
Hi, Kubur has already solved the mystery -...

Hi,
Kubur has already solved the mystery - Tunisian it is.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By motan
Yes, you do have my attention. The perforation...

Yes, you do have my attention. The perforation does make it probable that your dagger is from Palestine. It is worth noting that in Ottoman times, modern borders between Syria, Lebanon and Jordan did...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By motan
Hi Kubur. Thanks for showing me this piece. I...

Hi Kubur. Thanks for showing me this piece. I think it is a nice piece (meaning one I would like to have), but then, I am a bit crazy for this type.
After a few years of research, I know a something...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By motan
Hi Stefan, I agree with all above. Very typical...

Hi Stefan,
I agree with all above. Very typical style for Jordan and for the period, so 100% Jordan. As Kubur mentioned, these were produced in relatively large numbers and brought back by British...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By motan
Hi, I agree with Kubur. It is a bit of a...

Hi,
I agree with Kubur. It is a bit of a primitive example though and has some unusual features. The hilt is not rounded, the blade has not central ridge. Looks like village, local work, but it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,358
Posted By motan
Hi. I just turned 60 last week. Unfortunately,...

Hi. I just turned 60 last week. Unfortunately, the only way this age is young is to say that I have just started my tenure as an old man :}
I collect on and off for 15 years or so - whenever I can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By motan
Hi Fracatolin, I am not an expert on Kindjals,...

Hi Fracatolin,
I am not an expert on Kindjals, but I have seen a few. This is a nice and authentic Kindjal, but it looks very Georgian to me, so not Ottoman or Persian. Especially the style of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,400
Posted By motan
Hi Mariusgmioc, I do not disagree with either you...

Hi Mariusgmioc,
I do not disagree with either you or Kubur, but just want to cast doubt on some conventional notions that have little evidence in support and to demonstrate the problem of Ottoman...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,400
Posted By motan
Hi Kubur, I mostly agree with you. The problem...

Hi Kubur,
I mostly agree with you. The problem starts with the concept of Ottoman weapons. Turkey must have had centers of production, but weapons were made throughout the Ottoman empire, often in...
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By motan
Hi, Still no pics. I am not an expert on using...

Hi,
Still no pics. I am not an expert on using this site, but the most common error is trying to download pictures that are too big=too many pixels. After you choose the pictures and press dowload,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,400
Posted By motan
Hi, Interesting to know the provenance. If indeed...

Hi,
Interesting to know the provenance. If indeed Damascus, Syria, it put all the conventional knowledge that this type of dagger is ALBANIAN in doubt.
I personally don't know why we would not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By motan
What if?

Hi,
I know practically nothing about swords and I respect all the expert opinions on this thread, but still, I want to suggest a different idea.
What if this sword is Syrian/Ottoman in its...
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