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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Mercenary
Highly likely. Similar ornamentation was also...

Highly likely. Similar ornamentation was also used there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mercenary
I know nothing about it but I see my favorite...

I know nothing about it but I see my favorite ornamentation! It was usual for Caucasus in 19th and much earlier for another regions of Asia. I like it.
And later in Russia. I am happy, thanks a lot!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,221
Posted By Mercenary
The Indo-Persian culture this is not a mixture of...

The Indo-Persian culture this is not a mixture of Indian and Persian culture. This is the muslim culture of one large region from Iran to South Asia including of course Central Asia.
How much there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 22,810
Posted By Mercenary
In the 16th century in India there were a lot of...

In the 16th century in India there were a lot of not only tigers :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Mercenary
Rajasthani jambia. I met them there. Kubur - !

Rajasthani jambia. I met them there.
Kubur - !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
The problem is that never serious historians or...

The problem is that never serious historians or linguists were interested in research in the field of Indian weapons. All published books somehow compile each other and are not much advanced further...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
I fully support your opinion. For 400-600 years...

I fully support your opinion. For 400-600 years available to us to study, such daggers were called interchangeably katar/jamdhar.

I am little more a supporter of the term "jamdhar" only because the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
Linguistics is an exact science as is...

Linguistics is an exact science as is mathematics. There is no need to explore unprofessional glossaries and dictionaries, interview modern Indians who have long been speaking a different language....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
If we try to understand what meant these terms by...

If we try to understand what meant these terms by using secondary sources I can say that this is a completely useless exercise, a waste of time and repeating other people's mistakes.

From an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
It is very likely that the “garsoe” is a highly...

It is very likely that the “garsoe” is a highly distorted “plow-shaped”. Plows which look like a handlebar of Harley-Davidson's chopper are much more common in South India, but even single-lever...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
This was said only about the collage itself, not...

This was said only about the collage itself, not related to anyone.


Well said. I will copy it if you allow.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
Thanks a lot. As I can see it is impossible to...

Thanks a lot. As I can see it is impossible to originate word "matter" from "mother". That's the point.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
One never could be originated from the other. It...

One never could be originated from the other.
It is in English "pata" and "patta" sound the same. Because in English there are only one character (and sound) "t". These words have different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
It is need to use Elgood's glossary very...

It is need to use Elgood's glossary very carefully. And descriptions of items too. :(

Sauasan. Arabic. Sword-leaf-forest. Very good stories for gentlemen in pith helmets :)

I met term "sosan"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
:( :eek: :mad: The pata-sword and patta-leaf...

:( :eek: :mad:
The pata-sword and patta-leaf have different spelling and pronunciation in Hindi, but the same spelling in Persian transcription for Urdu. In any way they are different words with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
Very well again. Thanks.

Very well again. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
In traditional eastern cultures, daggers are in...

In traditional eastern cultures, daggers are in many ways just status weapons. For war there were muskets, spears and sabers. Daggers were used mainly as clothing item. As well as a lot of items that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,460
Posted By Mercenary
from "Jamdhar katari - a...

from "Jamdhar katari - a theory"
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15397&page=8&pp=30

Just some comments:

The patas were not only Mahrata swords. In the 18th patas were primarily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
Thank you. Very well.

Thank you. Very well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By Mercenary
This is a fantasy picture from A' in-i-Akbari...

This is a fantasy picture from A' in-i-Akbari edition of late 19th. Like the inscriptions on it
:(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,416
Posted By Mercenary
Thank you. I'm sorry, I was not attentive

Thank you. I'm sorry, I was not attentive
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 22,810
Posted By Mercenary
Using of katar. Maybe piercing through the...

Using of katar. Maybe piercing through the mail.

Illustration from Genghis-nama. Mugals, 16c.
"Turkish tribes slay Jenghiz Khan's ancestors in the Land of Argune-Kun" :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 22,810
Posted By Mercenary
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,416
Posted By Mercenary
Never in the past or even now in authentic Indian...

Never in the past or even now in authentic Indian martial arts there are not any fingers outside the grip. The ricasso is only for keeping by second hand in the case when it is necessary to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Mercenary
Well done! Thank you very much for such a...

Well done! Thank you very much for such a detailed analysis.
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