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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mariusgmioc
It is possible but in my oppinion unlikely....

It is possible but in my oppinion unlikely.

Antique wootz, reworked, will retain the watering pattern, or loose it but will not transform into crystalline wootz. And from what I can discern in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By mariusgmioc
Nothing "balkan" in this kard. 100%...

Nothing "balkan" in this kard.

100% Indian, of recent production. Albeit of high quality showing crystalline wootz pattern.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By mariusgmioc
So it seems. Interesting observation.

So it seems. Interesting observation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By mariusgmioc
In the photo of the tip of the pommel you can see...

In the photo of the tip of the pommel you can see a very fine & subtle criss-cross structure. Those are the "Schreger Lines" and are characteristic only to elephant and mammouth ivory.

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By mariusgmioc
You are talking about etchinng the blade, but did...

You are talking about etchinng the blade, but did you read the postings here about etching? Did you find my step by step guide?

As with the scabbard, in my oppinion any arrempt ti "repair" it will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By mariusgmioc
Your Pesh-kabz is, in my opinion, north Indian...

Your Pesh-kabz is, in my opinion, north Indian from early 19th century and certainly wootz. For etching, you can find a lot of information on this forum. I documented the process step by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By mariusgmioc
I cannot say for sure. :shrug:

I cannot say for sure. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very interesting! In the case youbprovided the...

Very interesting! In the case youbprovided the link, the etching revealed a nice pattern, and this is a certain benefit.

Thank you
:)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello guys, I don't know much about kerises, but...

Hello guys,
I don't know much about kerises, but to my eyes this one appears to be put up together from different pieces that initially didn't belong together. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very nice gunong. I don't think the exact age is...

Very nice gunong. I don't think the exact age is very important (but I agree with your estimation) as long as it is a good traditional piece. :)

I would definitely not etch the blade as
1. I do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By mariusgmioc
I have seen many examples of wrong labeling even...

I have seen many examples of wrong labeling even in very prestigious museums. So nothing new.
That's why I believe we must use all bibliography with extreme care because many books/ catalogues are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hard to judge from the photos but to my eyes, the...

Hard to judge from the photos but to my eyes, the blade in the original posting looks Indian.
Also the marking is of much better quality and of significantly different shape than those of European...
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By mariusgmioc
More exactly an Epee. Most likely late 19th...

More exactly an Epee.

Most likely late 19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By mariusgmioc
Both of you (Jens & Ian) are right... but so...

Both of you (Jens & Ian) are right... but so am I. :cool:

In the end all depends on what depth we allocate to the term "research". :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Very interesting! Thank you! :)

Very interesting! Thank you!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Jens! You say...

Hello Jens!
You say "researchers"?!
What are researchers?
Is a collector who reads a few books and had a look at a few examples a "researcher"?
I think not.
I think a researcher is one who spends...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Thamk you for sharing this! :)

Thamk you for sharing this! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By mariusgmioc
Excellent aquisition! I believe it may be wootz....

Excellent aquisition! I believe it may be wootz. If I were you, would try to etch it. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,930
Posted By mariusgmioc
Absolutely! From the mechanical point of view,...

Absolutely!

From the mechanical point of view, the very narrow pointed triangular tip of the Karud or Pesh-kabz is the perfect armour piercing weapon, equalled only by the infamous Italian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,930
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Ariel, I am saying that the knife in the...

Hello Ariel,

I am saying that the knife in the original posting is by no means a Zirah Bouk because it does not have a reinforced/strengthened tip, but a tip shaped into a false edge/clipped....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,930
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Ian, Can you please be more specific as to...

Hello Ian,

Can you please be more specific as to what's wrong with this discussion?!
Is it in any way violating the rules of this forum?
Did I or somebody else do or said something wrong? ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,930
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello guys, Now this is a very interesting...

Hello guys,

Now this is a very interesting discussion.

My oppinion is quite simple: it is not the shape of the tip that defines the knife!

From all I know, "zirah bouk" means "armour piercer."...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,930
Posted By mariusgmioc
That is EXACTLY what I know to be a Zirah...

That is EXACTLY what I know to be a Zirah Bouk!

Thank you for the excellent examples!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,930
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Ariel, In my opinion, all the knives you...

Hello Ariel,
In my opinion, all the knives you show in your posting are clearly Pesh-kabz.
It is very common for Indian Pesk-kabz to have a strengthened tip.
My two cents... :shrug:

PS: Please note...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,930
Posted By mariusgmioc
As you can see from Detlef's message, the first...

As you can see from Detlef's message, the first one is a Pesh-kabz. It is a rather unusual variety but it certainly displays all the features of the Pesh-kabz. The blade is almost certainly...
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