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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By ariel
I join: modern Indian work thru and thru. They...

I join: modern Indian work thru and thru.
They make wootz ingots in quantities and would have no problem forging one into a blade.
But the devil is in the details: they do not know how to forge it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By ariel
Google Tjikeroe.

Google Tjikeroe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By ariel
Hi Mercenary, British swords are not my area of...

Hi Mercenary,
British swords are not my area of interest, but I know very superficially their history.
They were a GROUP of Solingen swordmakers, and there wasn't a single marking . Just a quick...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By ariel
It is suspiciously similar to the markings on...

It is suspiciously similar to the markings on Shotley Bridge swords.
Google it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By ariel
When we are talking about real research, we are...

When we are talking about real research, we are talking about patterns and trends. Figuring out that a particular sword is from, say, Kutch and belonged to such-and-such is like putting a small...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By ariel
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By ariel
Glad we understand each other. No criticism was...

Glad we understand each other.
No criticism was meant: it is a beautiful piece.
Enjoy it!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By ariel
Well, OK:-)

Well, OK:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By ariel
Not exactly. Here is Wikipedia: "The term...

Not exactly. Here is Wikipedia:
"The term Chimera has come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe anything composed of very disparate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By ariel
Chimera: a creature composed of different parts.

Chimera: a creature composed of different parts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By ariel
Its handle reminds Indian Tulwar ones, and chape...

Its handle reminds Indian Tulwar ones, and chape looks Afghani end of 19 century.
A chimera in any case.
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By ariel
Hi Markku, It is not the shashka itself that...

Hi Markku,

It is not the shashka itself that counts, it’s the blessed memory of your grandfather and heroic fights of Finnish people against the Red Army.

Ountnumbered and outgunned, they fought...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By ariel
Yes, a Turkish one. The Trabzon area is full of...

Yes, a Turkish one.
The Trabzon area is full of islamized Georgians: Lazes, Meskhetis, some Adjars.
Turkey and Georgia fought one war after another ( Ottomans usually won), and it is possible that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By ariel
More likely - years. My hat is off to him.

More likely - years.
My hat is off to him.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By ariel
European swordmakers flooded Ethiopia with their...

European swordmakers flooded Ethiopia with their blades of various forms: from straight double-edged to copies of shotels.
From Ethiopia ( or directly?) some straight blades reached Sudan and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By ariel
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By ariel
Straight to Classics

Straight to Classics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,799
Posted By ariel
Afghani swords are interesting in their own...

Afghani swords are interesting in their own right and serve as a reminder of a mix of site-specific and generic “ Indian” traditions, just like their guns,

Pulwars have features reminding of both...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By ariel
Jose and Fernando, You should see my portrait in...

Jose and Fernando,

You should see my portrait in the attic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,799
Posted By ariel
Caucasus, too. Somehow, it seems that bipods were...

Caucasus, too.
Somehow, it seems that bipods were predominantly used in a mountainous terrain.

Or is it a correlation implying causation?:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By ariel
#2

Batch #2
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By ariel
Visit with Tom Kaczor

Yesterday my son Jonathan, his dog Dante and me drove to London , Ontario to visit with Tom Kaczor, by far the best sword restorer I know.
Old timers among us know Tom and still remember his late...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,799
Posted By ariel
Rick, Thanks for your input. As to bi-pods:...

Rick,

Thanks for your input.
As to bi-pods: they could have been attached sometime during the working life of the imported Indian ( Indore?) gun, couldn’t they?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,799
Posted By ariel
David: Interesting. So, do I understand...

David:

Interesting. So, do I understand correctly, that in your opinion rattan bindings are a sign of a “decommissioned” gun?

PB:

I fully agree. We see it with swords, daggers, blades, handles....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By ariel
Or this?

Or this?
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