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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ariel
Do not remove anything, just look at the wooden...

Do not remove anything, just look at the wooden inserts at the opening of the scabbard. The original ones will be paper thin and darkened. Thick, solid and white would indicate contemporary ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By ariel
Based exclusively on the pics I think you worry...

Based exclusively on the pics I think you worry too much: low grade silver is common on Turkish and Balkan yataghans. The velvet is likely to be new or a later replacement. Wooden cheeks are most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 677
Posted By ariel
Lee, Thanks a lot! These 5 days were a nerve...

Lee,
Thanks a lot!

These 5 days were a nerve wrecking experience.
But...
We are back!!!!!!!

Congratulations to all!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By ariel
We are discussing the weapon, not the political...

We are discussing the weapon, not the political issues of the past.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By ariel
I do not like guns and do not use them. In short,...

I do not like guns and do not use them.
In short, I am a complete gun ignoramus. Therefore, a naive question.

Should not damascus barrels present higher risk of blowing up after a certain period of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
Done. Now it has only 3 messages left. I have...

Done.
Now it has only 3 messages left. I have space for the entire collection of Proust’s works:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
You are 100% correct: contemporary Georgian...

You are 100% correct: contemporary Georgian masters have improved immensely over the past 10-20 years.
And I am not talking about real superstars: Zaqro Nonikashvili, who makes full-length wootz...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
Gonzoadler, Let me clarify what I said earlier:...

Gonzoadler,
Let me clarify what I said earlier: I am afraid I was not clear enough.

IMHO, the scabbard bears some marks of a Turkish style, and my main point is the upturned elongated ending of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
Apologize for posting an almost identical message...

Apologize for posting an almost identical message twice: my iPad kept my first one “unpublished” for a long time and I assumed it was lost. That was the reason for the second one. And...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
Kubur, You are absolutely correct: your example...

Kubur,
You are absolutely correct: your example is Indian.
But both Saracen and I are talking about about 2 other things: the tip of the scabbard tilting up , reminescent of the Turkish yataghan “...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
I would like to stress again that Saracen, IMXO,...

I would like to stress again that Saracen, IMXO, hit the nail on the head: the tip of Gonzoadler’s scabbard is purely Turkish. The so-called “ Meskhetian Turks” call themselves simply Turks. They...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
Agree. It raises yet another digression. South...

Agree.
It raises yet another digression. South Georgia and Northern Anatolia had a signigicant number of islamized Georgians ( besides Lazes), the so -called Meskheti Turks. In 1944 more than...
Forum: Swap Forum 8th March 2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By ariel
Need Persian or Syrian shamshir handle

Want to replace a hopelessly broken shamshir handle. Handguard is OK.
Horn, antller, bone etc.
Anyone has a spare? Or even two?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,804
Posted By ariel
I think the handle is a replacement. The metal is...

I think the handle is a replacement. The metal is distinctly different from the scabbard: seems to be either much lower silver content or not silver at all.

Its throat is very peculiar.
I’d like to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
It depends on your definition of “...

It depends on your definition of “ deceive”.
Somebody might have made ( or ordered) it for private use as a hunting knife .
Then it went from hands to hands and the original story was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
I have a strange feeling about it. The face is...

I have a strange feeling about it.
The face is peculiar, Central Asia was and still is Islamic. Even drawings of human faces are frown upon, but this is a 3-dimensional sculpture. Usually (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
There were famous Bakhmud and Abdalla Tubchiev...

There were famous Bakhmud and Abdalla Tubchiev brothers who went to Central Asian khanates ( Bukhara, I vaguely remember) at the end of 19 century. They worked there as jewelers. In Central Asia...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,818
Posted By ariel
Sorry Jim.. This is from “The good, the bad and...

Sorry Jim..
This is from “The good, the bad and the ugly”.
Tuco ( “The ugly”) was taking a bath when his sworn enemy barged in and started loudly telling Tuco why he would be killed in a moment....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,818
Posted By ariel
Aren’t we overthinking it a bit? Sub-Saharan...

Aren’t we overthinking it a bit?

Sub-Saharan African weapons by and large sacrificed their functionality in favor of “ whimsicality”. I can recall very few examples of truly functional serious...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,079
Posted By ariel
As per Elgood, smooth round corals is a trademark...

As per Elgood, smooth round corals is a trademark of Foca.
Excellent job, Jose!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By ariel
Hi Marius, Very, very nice! I agree with you: my...

Hi Marius,
Very, very nice!
I agree with you: my first choice would be a remounted older blade; the second a totally old one protected from the elements in some european collection.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,753
Posted By ariel
Either my eyes betray me, or there is something...

Either my eyes betray me, or there is something strange with the blade.
It has a blunt ricasso, so it could not have been shortened from that end.
But the fuller is very short and does not seem to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By ariel
Not ivory for sure. If it passed the hot wire...

Not ivory for sure. If it passed the hot wire test, it is going to be bone: camel, buffalo ( not cow, we are talking about India:-), horse. Even elephant or hippo.

I am now reading “Career of evil”...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By ariel
It is not so much a matter of corrosion of the...

It is not so much a matter of corrosion of the silver and gold: it is the matter of rusted steel.

With this (fully expected) condition of the blade, the channels into which the wire is hammered get...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By ariel
Well, if it fails during the sword fight, the...

Well, if it fails during the sword fight, the owner wold be unlikely to go to the maker for a refund.
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