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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 85
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I think there were deep (slave and ivory)...

I think there were deep (slave and ivory) expeeditions to the African interior organized from Zanzibar (under influence of Omani Arabs) in 19th century. In Stone Town you can find collection of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,082
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
When it is marked out by such important museum...

When it is marked out by such important museum (and motivated by donorīs legends), it is difficult to object. But, in any case, there is something strange in it. Look at another yao knives, which are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Oliver, One can see tugra on the cars running...

Hi Oliver,
One can see tugra on the cars running in Turkey nowadays, which does not mean they are from twenties. Also based on the stones and their polish I would say it is more or less modern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,082
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
sorry, wanted to write neither north nor south

sorry, wanted to write neither north nor south
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I know nearly nothink about kinjals but my. in...

I know nearly nothink about kinjals but my. in this case laic observation (after a very quic look): As far as the first kinjal is concerned: probably old blade was combined with copy, or better said...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,082
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I think (I really do not know, just estimate) the...

I think (I really do not know, just estimate) the uverall shape is not African, either North or south of Sahara (after my 12 years spent and travelling there). The similiarity with chodmi is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I think the question of pommel - if it is made of...

I think the question of pommel - if it is made of solid material or stacked discs, is more regional matter than the matter of the age (solid pommel - southern Sahel region, like North Nigeria,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi blue lander, I would say (just feeling) the...

Hi blue lander,
I would say (just feeling) the sheath is conterporary (due to the relatively fresh colour; witnessed how they made such sheaths a few years ago). Newertheless the sheath is not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Which kind of steel is this ?

The blade (cca 60 cms long and originally very rusty), was mechanically cleaned, plunged into disodium salt of EDTA and again cleaned with a very fine steel brush, than cleaned in demi water and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for your (for me) very important...

Thank you all for your (for me) very important advices and Good Lucks !

Unfortunately, miracle did not take place and I found out that the blade was made of, I would say, normal steel (there was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Active...

Active link
http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=3912
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Finally, we made the sheath "somehow...

Finally, we made the sheath "somehow old" (ethanol treatment and flame annealing). "Original" sheath looked like this: http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=3912(the sword was bought years ago...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you both. I hope covering of gilding with...

Thank you both.
I hope covering of gilding with zapon lacquer will be sufficient.
Is there slight polish necessary after the final short etch (and neutralization), or this final polish would destroy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Etching with iron(III)chloride hexahydrate

Hello, I wonder If I may ask for an advice:
How concentrated should the solution be ? How long time should the blade be plunged ? When removed from the bath, should the blade be slightly (by cloth)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Here is dagger sold through Dorotheum. I saw that...

Here is dagger sold through Dorotheum.
I saw that pattern on old qudara, too
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Small addition from my experience: If restorers...

Small addition from my experience:

If restorers from museums in Prague recommends anything, they always operate with chemicals or on the substances level - never commercial products (i.e. as far as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Yes, I fully agree, there is big danger with...

Yes, I fully agree, there is big danger with using of "feeding" products which are not reversible. On the other hand, a think there is difference among various such products.

For examle:
I do not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for your inputs. I think...

Thank you all for your inputs. I think Shakethetrees perfectly understand my problem. I decided to complete nice central Asian sabre, i. e. to make new (old like) scabbard. I gave the order to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
How to get new leather/hide old ?

Please, within my restoring activities (or better attempts) I am looking for an advice how to "age" the new leather (on scabbard).
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Please, any idea concerning the text ? From the...

Please, any idea concerning the text ? From the date and origin I would presuppose it may be a version of Arabic scripture used in Ottoman Turkish during Ottoman Empire and also during the first...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,662
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sancar, Thank you ! Regards, Martin

Sancar,
Thank you !
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,662
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Enclosed please find some Ottoman and maybe...

Enclosed please find some Ottoman and maybe Seljuk dragon and phoenix (and similar) motives. I would say floral motives are very typical Ottoman motives for "newer" weapons (??18th, 19th century). I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Ward. And hereby I appeal to...

Thank you Ward.

And hereby I appeal to experienced colleagues with knowledge of Arabic writing (and maybe Turkish language) not to be shameful ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Ariel and Drac2k, Yes. it is date -...

Thank you Ariel and Drac2k,
Yes. it is date - 1927. I would be very interested in what else is written on the blade. My idea is eastern part of Turkey (?), maybe south east (?)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 768
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, Sorry that I did not enclose the copy of the...

Hi,
Sorry that I did not enclose the copy of the whole page, the handles are from "Afar style" daggers.
There is no doubt about influence comming from Arab and Ottoman world to Ethiopia that time....
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