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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:08 AM
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Posted By ariel
One potential explanation for the ascendance (...

One potential explanation for the ascendance ( not the appearance) of the " inverted tunkou" may be purely artistic.


At some stage of the game ( my guess 14-15 century), in the Islamic areal ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:09 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By ariel
You can also look...

You can also look here:
http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=183
Very good introduction: short and to the point ( pun intended).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:40 AM
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Posted By ariel
I would hesitate putting Surmene knives ( Trabzon...

I would hesitate putting Surmene knives ( Trabzon area) together with Syrian/Lebanese patterns. After all, these are opposite poles of the country.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By ariel
Kubur, I do not know much about Tuaregs, and am...

Kubur,
I do not know much about Tuaregs, and am not sure whether the decorated area has anything to do with tunkou, but the Ottomans were there for ages.
Even if your assumption is correct, it does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By ariel
Philip, Thanks for the answer. I am not, and...

Philip,
Thanks for the answer. I am not, and have never been, knowledgeable enough about East Asian weapons ( China, Japan, Korea etc) and am glad for the opportunity to be educated by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By ariel
Do we have any reliable evidence of the presence...

Do we have any reliable evidence of the presence or absence of Habakis on Japanese swords before 13 century?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By ariel
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 05:03 PM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By ariel
I know the Mamluk ones. Do you have Kirill...

I know the Mamluk ones.

Do you have Kirill Rivkinís book on Eastern swords?
There are tons of data and very intelligent discussions of Nomadic, Mamluk and Ottoman tunkous.
And, yes, I do have pics...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 02:42 AM
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Views: 6,681
Posted By ariel
Only 3 years passed since the last post... In...

Only 3 years passed since the last post... In Darwinian term it is a millisecond:-)
Is the blade hexagonal? Or clearly lenticular ( i.e. biconvex)?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By ariel
Teodor, I cannot see any rivet holes in the...

Teodor,
I cannot see any rivet holes in the tang. Do you think the original owners used some kind of mastique, akin to Indian tulwars, or was the tang damaged badly and the only way to fix it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By ariel
Hi Philip, Thanks for addressing the issue of...

Hi Philip,

Thanks for addressing the issue of Tunkou.
I want to pick your brain a little deeper.
First, a seller's pic of a Khazar saber from the Ukraine, allegedly 7-9 century. Hope to have it in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By ariel
Re: Kino's example of chevron Moro...

Re: Kino's example of chevron Moro blade.

According to Elgood , chevron blades were " invented" in India in late 19th century by a single smith from Udaipur, named Gopilal and this tradition...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By ariel
Very interesting! A variation of the pattern...

Very interesting!
A variation of the pattern welded blade.
I also recall Anne Feuerbach's paper about North Caucasian production of crucible steel, a real wootz.
Those old cutlers were much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By ariel
Just an aside about karakulaks. I found a...

Just an aside about karakulaks.

I found a Russian paper about weapons of Karachay-Balkaria: Northern Caucasus region. The paper is written by Soltan Elkanov, a highly respected weapon historian ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
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: 390
Posted By ariel
Google Tjikeroe.

Google Tjikeroe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
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: 706
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: 924
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: 788
Posted By ariel
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
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: 1,058
Posted By ariel
Well, OK:-)

Well, OK:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
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: 1,058
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: 1,058
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.
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