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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:57 PM
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Posted By ariel
I am not a great fan of Pant either. But even...

I am not a great fan of Pant either.
But even broken watch shows perfectly correct time twice a day:-)))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By ariel
Thanks Roland! Something to think about... ...

Thanks Roland! Something to think about...

Jens,
Complete off-top: the handle you show has " kissing cranes" ( or whatever these chicken are) on the D-guard.
Pant shows the same pattern in his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By ariel
Jens, Many thanks! So they do exist. The...

Jens,
Many thanks!
So they do exist. The questions of attibution and age still need to be solved.

Back to the books.
And if anybody here has any ideas, I shall be grateful for any hint.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By ariel
Alan, I guess you mean there was a cavity in...

Alan,
I guess you mean there was a cavity in your handle?
Of course , mine has it too. One needs to stick a tang somewhere:-)
What I mean, the entire metal is 98% silver.
Pity you do not have yours...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By ariel
Tulwar: solid silver handle.

New arrival: tulwar with absolutely crappy short (-ened?) blade made out of soft and rusty iron. The edge has more rolls than Africa has tse-tse flies. Out of curiosity I polished and etched a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By ariel
Jens, I do not think it is going to help much:...

Jens,
I do not think it is going to help much: blades were forged en masse and sold all over the Ottoman Empire and adjacent countries. Elgood mentions it re. Northern Balkans and Daskalov gives a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By ariel
Battara, Plenty of Arabs and old Arab...

Battara,
Plenty of Arabs and old Arab connections with NW India: Kutch, Hyderabad , Baluchstan. They came mainly from Yemen (Hadhramis) and what is now Saudi Arabia / Oman ( Hejazis), both being...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By ariel
I am intrigued by the technique of de-rusting (...

I am intrigued by the technique of de-rusting ( de - crusting:-) )the blade with vinegar.
Is it going to work on non-Indonesian blades? Say, Katars?

Can you be more specific about the strength of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By ariel
Without seeing the yataghan, I think I can answer...

Without seeing the yataghan, I think I can answer your query re. Hassan Agha.

I went on White Pages and found that only in the US there are 61 living Donald Trumps, 601 Ronald Reagans, 2059...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
You are right : we diverged ( but isn’t it a ...

You are right : we diverged ( but isn’t it a nice aspect of a free discussion?).
To summarize the certainties: the hilt on mine is Moroccan and a structurally similar blade on the “auction” one is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
Yes, now I am certain that Teodor is right: it is...

Yes, now I am certain that Teodor is right: it is walrus ivory as attested by Bonhams and Hermann Historica appraisers who had an opportunity to actually hold it. Both Teodor and myself, not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
Whereas Hermann Historica sold it as...

Whereas Hermann Historica sold it as Moroccan...

Who are we to believe?


https://www.hermann-historica.de/en/african_art_-_arms/nimcha/l/31000
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
Well, the French one was once sold at Bonhams. ...

Well, the French one was once sold at Bonhams.
They attributed it ( tentatively) to Oman
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
Teodor, Both of us are handicapped by the...

Teodor,

Both of us are handicapped by the quality of picture, but no matter how carefully I looked, I could not see the heterogeneous structure of the walrus ivory. Looks old, dried and randomly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By ariel
M-m-m-m.... Doubt it. Classical curved or...

M-m-m-m....

Doubt it.
Classical curved or recurved yataghan blades started to tilt down literally within 10-15 cm ( often much less) from the hilt. Here the blade is straight for at least 30...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By ariel
I am perplexed with the perfectly demarcated ...

I am perplexed with the perfectly demarcated borders between the
fuller and the edges, but with both patterns intruding into the opposite's territories.
Could it be false damascening?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By ariel
I am sure the blade is Turkish: see "turkish...

I am sure the blade is Turkish: see "turkish ribbon". Quite old: 1164H, ie. 1750-51 Gregorian ( old means older than me).

I am not sure about the handle: looks more European than Ottoman. But then...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
Theodor, My reference to South Arabia was based...

Theodor,
My reference to South Arabia was based on Robert Hales’ book.
He shows a whole bunch of Omani nimchas with nearly identical IVORY handles, likely made in Zanzibar, Pemba etc. ( pp....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
Theodor, You hit the nail on the head: of course...

Theodor,

You hit the nail on the head: of course neither of the 2 nimchas is a “fake”. The blade on the French one is not Caucasian, that is as much as one can figure out from a single pic. And,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
I started to add some unprintable vocabulary, but...

I started to add some unprintable vocabulary, but caught myself in time:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
My hat is off to the owner of the French auction...

My hat is off to the owner of the French auction house: he managed to weave a tale fancy enough to suck out €5000 ( plus, I gather, no less than 20% commission) out of some gullible schmuck.

Did...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
You must be joking:-) Any real evidence?

You must be joking:-)
Any real evidence?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
I hear you, guys. But then p.198 in Elgood...

I hear you, guys.
But then p.198 in Elgood vol.1: virtually identical one unhesitantly attributed to Europe.

Can we reliably distinguish genuine European multifullered trade blades from their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By ariel
Yes. And p.200: even with a false edge. But how...

Yes.
And p.200: even with a false edge.
But how on Earth did it get to North Africa?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By ariel
I have never seen a similar stamp either. But I...

I have never seen a similar stamp either.
But I am not surprised: these sabers were manufactured from a variety of trade blades of a bewildering number of lengths, fullerings, curvatures and...
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