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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 09:45 PM
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Posted By kwiatek
I googled a bit as well and saw some similar...

I googled a bit as well and saw some similar pieces but nothing with an inscription like yours. Interesting! Now just to find someone who can read it ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By kwiatek
Can’t read it, but pretty sure the inscription is...

Can’t read it, but pretty sure the inscription is Tibetan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By kwiatek
Thanks for the photo, that’s much clearer, though...

Thanks for the photo, that’s much clearer, though I am not sure of the reading of “Topçu” now! The name is hard to make out. The fact that it is in Ottoman Turkish does not mean that the owner was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By kwiatek
I think it’s almost certainly a personal name....

I think it’s almost certainly a personal name. Hoca is used very commonly as part of names and nicknames (most famously Nasrettin Hoca) or to denote someone who is master of a skill or a profession....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By kwiatek
The inscription on the barrel reads, with a...

The inscription on the barrel reads, with a misspelling

عاملى (كذا) حاجى شعبان

“Work of Haci...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By kwiatek
Thanks very much! Interesting mix of Persian and...

Thanks very much! Interesting mix of Persian and other things made to resemble Persian inscriptions. I recognise Dara Shikoh’s sword from the V&A in there
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By kwiatek
I think they are made to look as though they are...

I think they are made to look as though they are Arabic/Persian letters, reflecting the prestige associated with Persian swordsmiths, but in fact signify something else. I have seen similar designs,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By kwiatek
Don’t think it’s Arabic/Persian. Can’t help with...

Don’t think it’s Arabic/Persian. Can’t help with Devanagari or any Indian alphabets I’m afraid
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By kwiatek
Thanks! Yes, it's very worn, wouldn't want to...

Thanks! Yes, it's very worn, wouldn't want to make a suggestion. Someone might be able to read it with the aid of a magnifying glass
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By kwiatek
Can you send a closer shot of the inscription?

Can you send a closer shot of the inscription?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By kwiatek
If you send a close-up of the mark on the lock I...

If you send a close-up of the mark on the lock I might be able to help
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By kwiatek
The inscription says “Sulayman Safavi” This is...

The inscription says

“Sulayman Safavi”

This is referring to the Safavid Shah Sulayman (r. 1666-1694), an attribution not to be taken seriously
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By kwiatek
Pleasure! Thanks for sharing images of your...

Pleasure! Thanks for sharing images of your sword, very interesting piece
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By kwiatek
[QUOTE=GePi]I think the extra dot belongs to the...

[QUOTE=GePi]I think the extra dot belongs to the 'nun' from Khuqandi and has just wandered off to the side.

Could be, yes. I can see there is a waw too below, so Usta is spelt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By kwiatek
Yes! Again, not a professional scribe’s hand

Yes! Again, not a professional scribe’s hand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By kwiatek
Yes. I don’t think it’s rubbed out as much as...

Yes. I don’t think it’s rubbed out as much as written quickly. This is not a professional scribe’s hand. There is an extra dot within the lam of the name Bilal, which made me question this reading....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By kwiatek
I think it says: عمل...

I think it says:

عمل استا بلال خوقندی ۱۲۷۹

"Work of Usta (Master) Bilal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By kwiatek
Thanks for extra photos. The name is “Malik Ahmad...

Thanks for extra photos. The name is “Malik Ahmad Ibrahim”. The first 2 in the date 1202 is a bit oddly written, it has a strange “tail” underneath, so I’m not completely confident of the reading
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By kwiatek
A pleasure. I’m really far from sure about the...

A pleasure. I’m really far from sure about the reading of the name as “Mikha’il”. It’s very unclear what it is, I probably shouldn’t have suggested anything. The Seven Sleepers are an Islamic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By kwiatek
This is not a very idiomatic translation, but the...

This is not a very idiomatic translation, but the verses from al-Burda roughly say:

“God’s protection has no need of reinforced armour or high fortresses.

Whenever time tried to harm me and I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By kwiatek
It’s inscribed with the name of the owner, though...

It’s inscribed with the name of the owner, though this is crudely written and I have a hard time guessing what it might be. A guess is “Mikha’il” but I’m very far from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By kwiatek
It’s inscribed with verses from al-Busiri‘s...

It’s inscribed with verses from al-Busiri‘s Qasidat al-Burda (Ode of the Mantle), a poem in praise of the Prophet, popular all over the Islamic world.

There‘s the name of the maker too, though your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By kwiatek
Pleasure! I see from old posts you have other...

Pleasure! I see from old posts you have other yataghans. I can help you with these inscriptions too
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By kwiatek
It has a date sene 1237 “Year 1237...

It has a date

sene 1237

“Year 1237 (1821-22)”

And the names of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and their dog:

“Yamliha, Maksalina, Mislina, Marnush, Dabarnush, Shazanush, Kafashtatayyush, Qitmir”
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,868
Posted By kwiatek
These verses are a variant of ones found on an...

These verses are a variant of ones found on an earlier, 16th-century piece in the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest. The person who read them for you has tried to make sense of them as Persian,...
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