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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:19 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
I also suspect historism. German (?) Very good...

I also suspect historism. German (?)

Very good conditition with overall very uniform and consistent little age patination, no significant pitting, no wear of the grip wire...
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,273
Posted By mariusgmioc
Short side projections is a looong way from NO...

Short side projections is a looong way from NO side projections¨
The side projections serve not mainly to keep the wrist in alignment with the arm, but mostly to stabilise the dagger in the hand when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,273
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Jens! The sculpture is a proof that...

Thank you Jens!

The sculpture is a proof that katars existed and were used as early as 10 century.

However, the sculpture is strongly stylised and cannot be consdidered as an accurate description...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,273
Posted By mariusgmioc
Not likely. It is not only the geometry of the...

Not likely.

It is not only the geometry of the crossbar/crossbars that determine the stability in the hand, but also the extended longitudinal arms that contribute in a major way.
Those long arms...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,273
Posted By mariusgmioc
It only looks like a katar but it cannot be...

It only looks like a katar but it cannot be PROPERLY used like a katar as it will be very unstable in the hand.

Maybe to be used for theatrical performance, or just for decoration as part of a poor...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,273
Posted By mariusgmioc
double posting

double posting
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,273
Posted By mariusgmioc
I suspect this is a very recent fake...

I suspect this is a very recent fake...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By mariusgmioc
I would still go for Indonesian or maybe...

I would still go for Indonesian or maybe Malaysian, 20th century... :shrug:

Not tourist but more likely an expression of the creativity of a local smith.

Very interesting! Thank you! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yep, I believe you are correct. Really good...

Yep, I believe you are correct.

Really good catch!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,119
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for the photos! The hilt can be either...

Thank you for the photos!

The hilt can be either jade (nephrite or jadeite) or onyx. Cannot say.

From the photo with the text (the one from the link you provided), one can clearly see that it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,273
Posted By mariusgmioc
Definitely not a katar as it would be impossible...

Definitely not a katar as it would be impossible to use, thus useless.
This contraption simply cannot be held firmly in the hand.
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,119
Posted By mariusgmioc
Can you also please post better photos of the...

Can you also please post better photos of the hilt, including one close-up of the tip of the hilt?

I am asking because it would be possible the hilt to be of onyx, which is widely found in Anatolia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,119
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for the additional photos! True...

Thank you for the additional photos!

True inndeed that it would be almost impossible to know with certainty whether the scabbard is the original or a replacemement.
Yet, considering the style and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By mariusgmioc
This...

This one

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24308&highlight=kamardikan
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By mariusgmioc
I do not know almost anything about krises, but...

I do not know almost anything about krises, but this is definitely a masterpiece of pattern welding. Posibly made by the same pande that made the braided blade that was shown here some time...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By mariusgmioc
Me too! I bet it is wootz! :)

Me too! I bet it is wootz!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,119
Posted By mariusgmioc
As it was said before, in my oppinion too, it is...

As it was said before, in my oppinion too, it is 19th century Ottoman, most likely Turkish Kard.

Better photos should help to identify if it is wootz.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By mariusgmioc
I believe it is absolutely nonsensical to submit...

I believe it is absolutely nonsensical to submit the piece to any special testing for silver.

If you are just slightly familiar with silver, you should be able to know. There are very few alloys...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,948
Posted By mariusgmioc
Ferric chloride seems to be the next best...

Ferric chloride seems to be the next best alternative to Nital but
1. it is more difficult to work with as it tends to stain everything... including the sink;
2. the end result shows less contrast...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By mariusgmioc
Beautiful example. Congratulations! In my...

Beautiful example. Congratulations!

In my oppinion, Ariel provided an accurate assesment.

I do not think it is that important whether the front bolster is silver or another silver metal. It is more...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By mariusgmioc
To all forum members, whether we agree or...

To all forum members, whether we agree or disagree, whether we are funny or rude,
HAPPY 2020 in good health, with many wonderful new aquisitions to the collections and many interesting...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By mariusgmioc
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

To all forum members, whether we agree or disagree, whether we are funny or rude,
HAPPY 2020 in good health, with many wonderful new aquisitions to the collections and many interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By mariusgmioc
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

To all forum members, whether we agree or disagree, whether we are funny or rude,
HAPPY 2020 in good health, with many wonderful new aquisitions to the collections and many interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By mariusgmioc
What a beauty! Congratulations!

What a beauty! Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wink Wow! Superb piece. Congratulations!

Wow! Superb piece. Congratulations!
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