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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,453
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sancar, Thank you ! Regards, Martin

Sancar,
Thank you !
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,453
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
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, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
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, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
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....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Pls translation and any opinion is welcome

The dagger is small, nevertheless the blade is really good (it looks like a very "poisonous" weapon). Mostly, such handles are associated with much bigger kama (style) daggers, but I think only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Engraving from the book "Ethiopia...

Engraving from the book "Ethiopia Engraved" (Orig. Lefebvre Atlas, l. 44 and 45): "Early 19th-Century Weapons)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Jimmy, I am enclosing cca 5 years old photo...

Hi Jimmy,
I am enclosing cca 5 years old photo from the small market with souveniers infront of one hotel in Maroua, Extreme North Cameroon (and not far from the Nigerian mountinous borderland). As...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, Iain, Not only the belt system. Also the...

Hi, Iain,
Not only the belt system. Also the perfect belt loop and the design on it. Such design used to be commonly struck on loops made of brass.
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, After spending more than 4 years in Ethiopia...

Hi,
After spending more than 4 years in Ethiopia and collecting there I can just confirm again the pattern is typical for their sheaths, especially shabolaīs and goradeīs sheaths.
Regards,
Martuin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Itīs strange in connection with Takouba, but the ...

Itīs strange in connection with Takouba, but the pattern was really used in Ethiopia
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Congratulations - very well done ! I am comming a...

Congratulations - very well done !
I am comming a little bit late, nevertheless: also fine pemza powder applied with oil (and soft cloth) is very useful. Gold coftgari could be covered temporarily...
Forum: European Armoury 16th March 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi multumesc, I am enclosing basic...

Hi multumesc,
I am enclosing basic characteristics of the Austro-Hungarian M69 (I am afraid they are wrong as far as the site is concerned an I will ask Prague army museum for...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi multumesc and sorry for mistake. I meant 1869....

Hi multumesc and sorry for mistake. I meant 1869. I will sen you scans of pictures of AH cavalry M69 sabres on Monday.
Regards,
Martin
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi multumesc, Please, which site is this ?????...

Hi multumesc,

Please, which site is this ????? Such weapon is not mentioned in my "Sabres of Habsburk Monarchy , 16th - 20th century" by Konopisky .......... (There are several variations of model...
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Fernando and multumesc, This is not Austrian...

Hi Fernando and multumesc,

This is not Austrian cavalry sabre model 1869. There is difference as far as the grip. handguard and scabbard are concerned.
The blade is, of course, Austrian, also the...
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello Jasper, I think the first sword from the...

Hello Jasper,
I think the first sword from the top which you show in #18 is not pallasch, but long thrusting sword. Such swords were especially used by (heavy) cavalry to penetrate chainmail (e.g. in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for comments ! Detlef, I see it...

Thank you all for comments !
Detlef, I see it also very relaxed. They really used material which was available and which they considered nice. (I already wrote, I think, in some old thread, that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,538
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
flowers (of war ?)

Hi Valjhun,
Since you placed photo of a nice karabela with floral motive here, I am enclosing flower motives on Iranian shamsir just for pleasure. (The pictures are from the book "Sultanlarin...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
African shield for pleasure and opinion

Hi,
Recently I acquired this shield and I would be interested in your opinion. Is it Turkana ? Or another neighboring tribe ? Length: 123 cm, width 59 cms. Decorations made of alluminium (wire, cap,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This is kind of artefact which "they"...

This is kind of artefact which "they" are able to produce now, like before, at that area.

A few years ago I would say that this is not that kind of artefact which they used to copy "en mase" for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,538
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, I saw simmilar yellow metal floweret on...

Hi,
I saw simmilar yellow metal floweret on handles of some Afghan pulwars, but it was always smaller (nevertheless placed approx. in the same place)
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th February 2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I donīt want to exclude India....., too. I am...

I donīt want to exclude India....., too. I am thinking about it further, since I did not see stones (an rounded axe motif) on such Sahel hammers
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