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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:27 AM
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Posted By ariel
I vaguely remember that Elgood mentioned Balkan...

I vaguely remember that Elgood mentioned Balkan masters exported blades. It ring true: the rest was much simpler and correctly ethnic.
I showed here once mine: agate handle ( one side lost) with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 786
Posted By ariel
I am adding oil to the fire. Two pics with...

I am adding oil to the fire. Two pics with markings from both sides of the blade.

I am purposefully not showing the entire sword to have an opinion unbiased by any extraneous factors. .
When we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By ariel
What was meant there by “ highly decorated? There...

What was meant there by “ highly decorated?
There are many ways besides wall-to-wall etching to decorate a blade.


How different in heft and sturdiness were these swords?
The Qajar era Revival...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By ariel
Jim, I think Marius did not mean anything...

Jim,
I think Marius did not mean anything objectionable. Likely, it was a grammar issue. In Russian and Hebrew conversational languages, for example, both innocuous and aggressive inquiries...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By ariel
Question to the professional blade smiths: Scarf...

Question to the professional blade smiths:

Scarf welding of wootz must have involved forging at low temperatures and involve only limited volumes of steel. Correct?
If so, how strong was the weld?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 786
Posted By ariel
I think you might be correct re. Inlay in some...

I think you might be correct re. Inlay in some cogwheels.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 786
Posted By ariel
Kubur, Do you have any examples of the “stars”...

Kubur,
Do you have any examples of the “stars” mark on European or Indian blades?
This one looks like a 7-star ( Ursa Major?) triangle
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 786
Posted By ariel
I also thought of Europe, but here is a tulwar...

I also thought of Europe, but here is a tulwar just sold on E-Bay
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By ariel
A bit of polishing and etching is likely to give...

A bit of polishing and etching is likely to give an answer.
Without it the cows will never come home:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By ariel
Thumbs up Kubur: The hilt of this Qajar sword is not...

Kubur:
The hilt of this Qajar sword is not Indian, it is vice versa: Indian hilts of that configuration were modeled after Persian examples.
Indo-Persian culture was almost completely one-way...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By ariel
Andreas, There are many problems with Afghan...

Andreas,

There are many problems with Afghan weapons.
First, virtually all Afghan pulwars we encounter date back to the 19 century. As such, we lack good signs of any potential evolution . We...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By ariel
Sabers and rifles co- existed for a surprisingly...

Sabers and rifles co- existed for a surprisingly long time.

But any new development in military technology eventually kills some older instrument or a tactic. Invention of glacis radically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By ariel
I see a semblance of delamination and some...

I see a semblance of delamination and some letters, but ....I may need new glasses...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By ariel
I really love it when a weapon can be pinpointed...

I really love it when a weapon can be pinpointed not only to a country ( tribe, island, region) , but to a precise locale.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By ariel
As a matter of fact, the great majority of...

As a matter of fact, the great majority of European blades dating back to the 19 century were NOT made from folded steel ( mechanical damascus); by that time all major European blademakers used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By ariel
Honest munition grade examples. Blades are...

Honest munition grade examples. Blades are likely Indian trade, the decorations by the hilt were likely made locally.

I would polish their spines close to the hilt: if you find a longitudinal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By ariel
A very unusual nimcha

Here it is, active rust removed, black rust left in place, protected with Renaissance wax.

This is the first one with at least 3 unusual features that I have encounered:

1. All-metal handle of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By ariel
Regretfully, neither reference was from...

Regretfully, neither reference was from professional anatomy or dentistry book. It is their opinion that I hoped to learn from.

Museum staff and collectors must also know what they are talking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By ariel
They either never read the book or do not visit...

They either never read the book or do not visit this forum:-)
Or both.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By ariel
It is not a question of philology: it is a...

It is not a question of philology: it is a question of correct terminology. Calling secondary dentin a pulp is fundamentally incorrect: those are different parts of a tooth, with different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By ariel
Thank you. I got it: the term “ pulp” is an...

Thank you.
I got it: the term “ pulp” is an internal lingo of the carvers and traders of walrus tusks , i.e. people having no knowledge of, and no interest in correct terminology. Among themselves...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By ariel
St. Lazarus crosses? Overall, it is safe to refer...

St. Lazarus crosses?
Overall, it is safe to refer to this blade as “ European” one. Moroccan nimchas sported a variety of blades, with large proportion of them being locally made, as well as French,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By ariel
Please teach me: post a scan from a professional...

Please teach me: post a scan from a professional Russian publication where walrus dentin is called “pulp”.
I shall be grateful for any new info about knowledge of elementary histology among...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By ariel
"Ethnographics" are usually not brutes,...

"Ethnographics" are usually not brutes, but stupidity among them is of the same incidence as in general population or collectors of regulation weapons. They are usually more arrogant, because there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By ariel
You are trying to wiggle out of the obvious...

You are trying to wiggle out of the obvious error on your part. It ain't gonna happen: in Russian, as in every other language pulp is the soft content of the inner tooth cavity ( blood vessels,...
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