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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Drabant1701
An indian shamshir with a persian blade

I got this Indian shamshir not to long a ago. Its heavy (over 900grams) and 93cm long. I would guess it is ca 1800 and that the fittings are the original ones.

The blade appears to be persian and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 96
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Posted By Drabant1701
You have a beautiful collection. Thanks for...

You have a beautiful collection. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2022, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Drabant1701
Now i am curios. Is there a picture of the...

Now i am curios. Is there a picture of the yatagan Anosov sent to Faraday?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,336
Posted By Drabant1701
As mentioned earlier both are good old swords, as...

As mentioned earlier both are good old swords, as someone said most likely 19th century. I really like the smaller one, good untouched condition. I would call both Pala swords. I have one myself that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2022, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Drabant1701
Very nice piece I would love to hold something...

Very nice piece I would love to hold something like that. Clearly made for display, but to what purpose I do not know. Jens Nordlunde would surly know all about it but I have not seen him online for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,117
Posted By Drabant1701
What a great collection! Are all of them yours? I...

What a great collection! Are all of them yours? I can see some great ones in that lot.
Is nr 12 an Ahir sword, maybe? Looking in Tirri´s book.
Nr 13 may have been longer ones and shortened becasue...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Drabant1701
After GePi´s suggestion about the all metal...

After GePi´s suggestion about the all metal shamshir hilt I browsed my books for similar hilts and found an all metal hilt with a similar blade, it even looks to be hollow ground (I could be wrong)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2022, 08:35 PM
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Views: 696
Posted By Drabant1701
Im 99% sure its wootz it etched in 2 seconds,...

Im 99% sure its wootz it etched in 2 seconds, pattern welded itches slower in my experience. I dont think we can rule out that it was mounted with a european hilt, "oriental" blades was popular...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Drabant1701
What is the correct hilt for this blade?

This blade came to me in a lot i bought together with some other arms. In the auction picture it was very dirty and had surface rust, so I did not think much of it. When I got it home I saw that it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2022, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Drabant1701
A very beautiful and rare dagger. I cant remember...

A very beautiful and rare dagger. I cant remember ever seeing a wootz blade etched with letters like that, pretty neat that you can see the wootz inside the letters.
Thank for sharing this!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th November 2022, 06:30 PM
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Views: 416
Posted By Drabant1701
Large meat cleaver, India?

What are your thoughts on this meat cleaver. Grip is bone. Sorry for the fuzzy picture. Is it India? Im asuming this would be from the 19th century, but the heavy wear due to usage may lead to me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Drabant1701
About the inscription. I may be wrong, but its...

About the inscription. I may be wrong, but its possible the text is just gibberish.
I dont read arabic but the text in the circles dont look like it to me. If the maker was illiterate they may just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Drabant1701
It looks like a nice yatagan, balkan maybe. I...

It looks like a nice yatagan, balkan maybe. I really like the big ears in walrus bone, often I see them chipped but this one looks to be in very nice condition.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Drabant1701
That is a very nice find. I have never seen this...

That is a very nice find. I have never seen this type before, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Drabant1701
Thanks for your thoughts, sounds plausible. And...

Thanks for your thoughts, sounds plausible. And its not an exceptional sword design. If it where there would be a lot of them. I cant see any benifits of this design in combat, its to short to poke...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Drabant1701
A saddle axe in relic condition. Ottoman or indian?

This saddle axe is not in the best condition, but its is a nice wall hanger. Lenght is 78cm. Im thinking it is 19th century ottoman, what do you think?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Drabant1701
Indian shirt sword of rare? form

I recently purchased a lot of Indian weaponry. There was a couple of nice weapons in there, but also some odd ones. This particular sword is sturdy and quite heavy. The blade is 68cm long the whole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Drabant1701
Its silver, except the upper piece on the butt....

Its silver, except the upper piece on the butt. It was all black when i got it, took forever to polish it :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you all for your kind comments! Again, I am...

Thank you all for your kind comments! Again, I am really happy with it, many of these seem to have lived a rough life, but this example has very little damage.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Drabant1701
A moroccan long gun

I recently bought a moroccan long gun and just thought i share some photos. I actually do not have any questions I just think its very pretty and bought it as a wall hanger for my study. These are so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By Drabant1701
Here are the measurements of the dagger if anyone...

Here are the measurements of the dagger if anyone needs them for reference:

Lenght 26cm, 29cm sheathed
Blade is 14.5cm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By Drabant1701
Thanks for all your replies, very interesting...

Thanks for all your replies, very interesting information. When I saw it on the action site I thought it was some kind of north african dagger, but when I saw the japanese letters it was pretty clear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By Drabant1701
Japanese Ainu dagger for comment

I bought this dagger recently, and I have concluded that it is a japanese ainu dagger. Its a bit outside my usual field of interest so i am interested if there is someone more knowledgeable in this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By Drabant1701
Thanks Ricky for your very informative reply. I...

Thanks Ricky for your very informative reply.
I tried to push a very small drill into the went hole but its totaly jamed, it would not go in even the smallest bit. I pushed arod down into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By Drabant1701
Getting something out of musket barrel.

When I get an old firearm I always check if there is something in the barrel to se that its not still loaded. I bought a moukala musket and when I checked there is 10cm of soemthing in the barrel,...
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