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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 01:42 AM
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Has any one compared the fuller layout of this...

Has any one compared the fuller layout of this blade to plate 29 of Y. Miller's Caucasian Arms from the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg or Figure 99 from A Study of the Eastern Sword ? Did the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 12:54 AM
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Could it be Scandinavian or Sami? The stitching,...

Could it be Scandinavian or Sami? The stitching, molded sheath, ferrules, handle pattern if not material, and blade design seem to fit the Scandinavian pattern to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,063
Posted By Interested Party
Horn

My family refinished gunstocks for 60+ years (1930s-2000) beginning with my grandad. His brother worked on antique furniture next door. I started sanding for them at 8 or 9. I wish I could remember...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By Interested Party
To muddy the waters more.

I can't remember where I first saw the term teh-tula, but after combing the internet I found these jewels.

First we have David J. Atkinson who says,"There are three koftgiri techniques:
Te-hen-shah...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Interested Party
Thanks Ren Ren. I can't tell if they were...

Thanks Ren Ren. I can't tell if they were triangular, but knowing that technique was in Dagestan is enlightening. Were the triangles simply indentions or was the back of the triangle slightly raised...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By Interested Party
Ariel thanks for the feedback. I joined this...

Ariel thanks for the feedback. I joined this group to hear what other people had to say.
I thought I was buying a plain Dagestani blade. I hoped to find a differential temper as well. Maybe it will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By Interested Party
Do you use boiled or raw linseed on the leather?...

Do you use boiled or raw linseed on the leather? To my understanding boiled has lead added to it as a drying agent and it seemed to have a long term negative effect on leather. I do like the boiled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By Interested Party
clarification and full disclousure pictures included this time

Sorry for the previous lack of pictures. I was pressed for time. Now for some background to my question. Since I was a kid and saw pictures of kindjals in my grandfather's book collection I have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By Interested Party
teh-tula vs koftgari on kindjals and other weaponary of the caucasus

Does anyone have knowledge of the use of teh-tula vs koftgari as a means of identifying place and period of manufacture of Caucasian style weapons particularly kindjals?
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