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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 06:49 PM
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Posted By TVV
To me it looks like the six-pointed star is on...

To me it looks like the six-pointed star is on the pommel, and it is a pretty common symbol used throughout the Islamic World.

Regards,
Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,262
Posted By TVV
This yataghan was donated to a history museum in...

This yataghan was donated to a history museum in Bulgaria. Since the blade has extensive inscriptions, I thought it would be a good idea to add it to this thread, and I have permission to do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By TVV
Martin, I believe your guess is correct, as the...

Martin,

I believe your guess is correct, as the floral engraving design on the blade is typical to yataghans and knives from Greece.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By TVV
Jim, I appreciate the effort you have put in...

Jim,

I appreciate the effort you have put in sharing your knowledge with the rest of us in this forum. It is safe to say, this place would not be what it is without you.

The standard you have set...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By TVV
If each post needs to be accompanied by thorough...

If each post needs to be accompanied by thorough academic research on the piece, I for one would feel extremely discouraged to participate here. :shrug:

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By TVV
While we are waiting for Zifir or someone else to...

While we are waiting for Zifir or someone else to translate the inscriptions, I just wanted to thank you for sharing this superb kilidj. The blade looks like it could be earlier than the fittings:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By TVV
To me the niello decoration looks similar to that...

To me the niello decoration looks similar to that on items from Yannina: you can see the style in Elgood's latest book.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By TVV
Given the evidence I am reasonably sure that the...

Given the evidence I am reasonably sure that the so called Berber swords are from the Dominican republic, absolutely. The similarities between scabbards from Western Africa and the Caribbean are not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By TVV
Kubur, The swords you are referencing in the...

Kubur,

The swords you are referencing in the linked thread are actually also from the Caribbean, most likely the Dominican Republic in particular. And yes, there is a nice similar Cuban sword with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,262
Posted By TVV
Thanks for the clarification, Teodor

Thanks for the clarification,

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,262
Posted By TVV
Thank you Zifir, yes, this is exactly what I was...

Thank you Zifir, yes, this is exactly what I was confusing with a date. Still, Memish Agha is at least in my experience an uncommon name and there is a good chance that this yataghan may have indeed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By TVV
I agree with Kubur at least as far as the blade...

I agree with Kubur at least as far as the blade is concerned - the parallel fullers and the koftgari at the ricasso are reminiscent of Syrian daggers, which in their turn were probably influenced by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,262
Posted By TVV
Thank you very much Zifir, we are so lucky to...

Thank you very much Zifir, we are so lucky to have your help with these inscriptions. To the left of the maker's name, there is something that looks like a date, but I cannot make it out - does it...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By TVV
Fernando, thank you for your honest and...

Fernando, thank you for your honest and straightforward answer.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By TVV
The reason that nobody has commented is probably...

The reason that nobody has commented is probably because yataghans are very difficult to attribute as little has been written on the subject - Elgood has a nice chapter in "The Arms of Greece and Her...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,262
Posted By TVV
I just acquired this yataghan. Not much in the...

I just acquired this yataghan. Not much in the way of inscriptions, but would still really appreciate a translation, if possible.

Thank you in advance,
Teodor
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By TVV
Miquelet Pistol for Comment

Gentlemen,

This pistol was reportedly found in the Balkans. I am posting it in this section however, because my friend whom it belongs to would like to know if this was Western made, say, in Iberia,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By TVV
Good point, I should have paid more attention....

Good point, I should have paid more attention. And I agree that it is very likely a local imitation of an English lock as well.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By TVV
To me this looks like a Snider gun, which was...

To me this looks like a Snider gun, which was modified in Yemen to fit local taste. Nice gun.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By TVV
Rajesh, Thank you for sharing, as I do not think...

Rajesh,

Thank you for sharing, as I do not think Coorg matchlocks have ever been posted here. The barrel looks somewhat on the short side compared to the butt, and seems to end at one of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By TVV
Man at Arms maybe, though they are mostly...

Man at Arms maybe, though they are mostly publishing articles on American and European antique weapons. There really is not a magazine that is focused on Eastern arms and armor.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By TVV
Thank you for your responses. The blade is 7/8 of...

Thank you for your responses. The blade is 7/8 of an inch thick at the base, and just less than an inch wide at that part, very much like a wedge in cross section. The way the fullers are executed is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By TVV
Nimcha, literally

I was quite excited to acquire this sword, as it is very much like the one shown in "The Arms and Armour of Arabia" on p.10, fig. 2.1. It has the same blade profile, with a horn karabela hilt and a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By TVV
This looks European to me. My guess would be a...

This looks European to me. My guess would be a Victorian interpretation of a 15th century war hammer?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By TVV
Pala for Comments

Per the request of a friend of mine, to whom this pala belongs, I am posting it here for comments. Here are some measurements:

82 cm long
37 mm wide
46 mm wide at the yelman
3 mm thick, 5 mm at the...
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