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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 05:06 PM
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Posted By erikmarko
Hey guys, I have some good news for you, well bad...

Hey guys, I have some good news for you, well bad for some of you...

I have sent bunch of hi res pictures of my shashka to a real Russian collector and researcher in these weapons and this is what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 09:01 PM
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Posted By erikmarko
Thank you Sir, very well said. I was expecting...

Thank you Sir, very well said.

I was expecting this kind of discussion from the start.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,899
Posted By erikmarko
Hey Guys, I'm not upset at you at all and all of...

Hey Guys, I'm not upset at you at all and all of you have a right to your opinion. I just would like those of you who are 100% convinced that it's a fake to point out why they are so sure that it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By erikmarko
What the heck are you taking about... The...

What the heck are you taking about... The pictures where found on the page of the guy who restores shashkas http://arco-iris.com/George/russian_arms.htm

Go have a read and educate yourself. And...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,899
Posted By erikmarko
Hi Drabant, the sword was bought at some small...

Hi Drabant, the sword was bought at some small flea market on the west coast of Canada. We do have a quite a few Russian immigrants. The interesting thing about the sword is that the entire blade was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By erikmarko
Hey ARIEL, you are telling me that engraving on...

Hey ARIEL, you are telling me that engraving on my shashka looks childish... So check out this pic... Does this look any better than first grader's drawing or what is on my sword?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,899
Posted By erikmarko
But... what do you guys mean by low quality of...

But... what do you guys mean by low quality of the blade? How do you know it's a low quality blade? Have you guys seen pictures of other shashka blades on the net? Some of them look just as bad or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By erikmarko
I don't know if that will tell you anything but...

I don't know if that will tell you anything but when I got this sword the entire blade was covered in some kind of gunky substance I suppose to protect it from rusting and it took me couple of days...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,899
Posted By erikmarko
Sfenoid, I don't think you got the memo. The...

Sfenoid, I don't think you got the memo. The Russian collection that deals in this sort of weapons has a different opinion. You seem to be 100% convinced that it's a "reproduction" which in itself is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,899
Posted By erikmarko
Wow, so the Russian collector of weapons says...

Wow, so the Russian collector of weapons says that it's most likely authentic shashka. Now can you guys tell me if this weapon would have been used in fights or just for show. Can someone tell me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By erikmarko
Oh so just because it is very unlikely that it...

Oh so just because it is very unlikely that it would be real, it's considered fake? Or can you guys actually see signs of fake symbols/mass production or man made patina/pitting/corrosion? Can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By erikmarko
Here is a close up of the hilt...

Here is a close up of the hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By erikmarko
Hmm very interesting, if it's fake it sure looks...

Hmm very interesting, if it's fake it sure looks old. Check out the pictures of the blade. It's in pretty rough shape with lots of rust/pitting. Can that be reproduced? Does this change your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,899
Posted By erikmarko
What can you tell me about this sword?

Hi guys I have a Imperial Russia shashka sword. Can someone tell me how old this is and what do the symbols (moon/stars/sun and numbers) mean on the blade? Would this be actually be a fighting sword...
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