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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By TVV
David, in the link below you can see all of the...

David, in the link below you can see all of the nimchas and other Ottoman arms in the Knights' Armory in Valletta, most of them are fighting examples without the elaborate decoration reserved for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By TVV
I have no idea what Wolfgang's plans are for his...

I have no idea what Wolfgang's plans are for his collection, but since we are all only temporary holders of our items, the natural thing is that they all pass to other collectors to cherish and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By TVV
Jim, thank you for your thorough comments. I have...

Jim, thank you for your thorough comments. I have the Furusiyya Foundation book and it is a great reference. It shows a nimcha with a hilt, covered by turtle shell and silver (#41), and then mentions...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By TVV
Kubur has already given you all the correct info....

Kubur has already given you all the correct info. I can only add that a knife with a similar hilt is the first item shown in "Panga Na Visu", where Zirngibl identifies it as Mandingo based on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By TVV
Thank you Kubur, I appreciate it. Jose, it is...

Thank you Kubur, I appreciate it.



Jose, it is not patina. It looks like remnants of paint or enamel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By TVV
Thank you Stu, I find the connections between the...

Thank you Stu, I find the connections between the Zanzibari nimchas (Zanzibari used here to refer to all nimchas from Southern Arabia and the Eastern coastline of Africa) and the Maghrebi ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By TVV
Based on the socket decoration, this spearhead...

Based on the socket decoration, this spearhead probably comes from the Sahel or the Mandara mountains. The brass plates almost certainly have some ceremonial or cult significance, but I personally do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By TVV
Nimcha for Comments and Musings on Nimchas

I have always wanted an older nimcha and I believe this one is 18th century or earlier. Buttin shows a similar one as #991 in his catalogue and dates it to the 14th/15th century, but with all due...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By TVV
I can help with that.

I can help with that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,081
Posted By TVV
Happy New Year Ariel, and congratulations on this...

Happy New Year Ariel, and congratulations on this excellent acquisition. This is as nice as it can get and I actually liked it more than some other shamshirs that sold for more at the auction, so I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By TVV
I cannot say whether the hilt is rhino or not...

I cannot say whether the hilt is rhino or not based on the pictures, but I also do not think that this is so important. Rhino horn might be the more exotic material, but it comes with its own set of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,458
Posted By TVV
Jose, not only is your execution flawless, but...

Jose, not only is your execution flawless, but you have obviously also spent a significant amount of time and effort studying other examples, as your work is true to originals in character. I admit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By TVV
They were most certainly used in Yemen. There is...

They were most certainly used in Yemen. There is a picture in Hales of the Sultan of Lahej with such a sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By TVV
First of all, congratulations on this extremely...

First of all, congratulations on this extremely nice saif. Your observations on the flower motives are accurate and supported by both Elgood and Hales. Both authors state that while these swords were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By TVV
Well written and researched post Yvain....

Well written and researched post Yvain. Information on giles and billaos tends to be scarce, with some examples shown in Tirri's books and a brief mention in Spring in the chapter on the horn of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By TVV
It looks like an older European blade, but...

It looks like an older European blade, but whether from the 19th century or earlier is for me personally hard to determine. Trade blades came in two main patterns, one of which included a single...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,797
Posted By TVV
Sabre takoubas tend to be rarer in my personal...

Sabre takoubas tend to be rarer in my personal experience, and so this is a nice find. The leather wrap on the hilt has some similarity to a takouba shown in Waffen aus Zentral-Afrika by Johanna...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,797
Posted By TVV
Welcome to the forum Marc, always great to see...

Welcome to the forum Marc, always great to see another takouba enthusiast. You have presented a nice little collection with some interesting examples. Is the takouba with the double fullered European...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,494
Posted By TVV
Thank you Yvain, much appreciated. The article...

Thank you Yvain, much appreciated. The article was written almost 70 years ago, and before Oakeshott, so it is understandable that Lohte's knowledge at the time would be outdated by now, with plenty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,947
Posted By TVV
There are people in Bulgaria (and elsewhere I am...

There are people in Bulgaria (and elsewhere I am sure), who make tubes of horn and brass rods inside and then cut them into small rounds, which are then ready to be inserted. Perhaps if you contact...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By TVV
Great to see you here again Zifir, hope you are...

Great to see you here again Zifir, hope you are doing well.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,826
Posted By TVV
Looks like the scabbard chape of a jambiya from...

Looks like the scabbard chape of a jambiya from Southern Yemen. A search for "gusbi" in the forum should produce some results for comparison.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By TVV
Here is a picture, courtesy of Tatiana Dianova,...

Here is a picture, courtesy of Tatiana Dianova, from the Turkish room in Dresden. The problem with the Dresden collection is that not all of it originates from items captures during the Second Siege...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By TVV
There are multiple yataghans from the 19th...

There are multiple yataghans from the 19th century that carry earlier dates to the 16th and 17th centuries. Why, I am not sure: maybe it was a reference to some date of importance to the owner or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,259
Posted By TVV
Both are Algerian. There are multiple threads on...

Both are Algerian. There are multiple threads on the issue, but it generally appears that the flyssa originated from the yataghan. I have one that has retained many yataghan features, but shorter...
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