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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 03:49 AM
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Posted By ariel
A funny thing about the "Artzi's" sword...

A funny thing about the "Artzi's" sword is the date: it looks like a mirror image of 1237. Digital photo should not produce such a distortion. Local screw-up? Sounds unlikely....
Any explanation...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By ariel
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By ariel
Elgood's books ???

Supposedly, Robert Elgood was about to publish 2 new books on Indian weapons: one was promised for November 2013, another for January 2014.

I am keeping an eye on Amazon but.... nada...

Any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By ariel
Based on the very long ribbed lower scabbard...

Based on the very long ribbed lower scabbard fitting, I would think at least the scabbard is Afghani, 19th century. The rest is not far from there, IMXO. The screw on top of the pommel and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By ariel
Agree with Eftihis. This entire area was a...

Agree with Eftihis. This entire area was a hodge-podge of multiple Caucasian, Turkish and Greek styles. Although it gave rise to peculiarly idiosyncratic weapons, which is a topic in its own right.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By ariel
South-West Georgia, the Gurian region, border...

South-West Georgia, the Gurian region, border with Turkey, thus the mix of elements. Subsequently, this outline was adopted by the Black Sea Cossack Host.

Check the fullers: old ones had the most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By ariel
You are 100% correct. I found it out yesterday,...

You are 100% correct. I found it out yesterday, since I never ever was interested in it. Now I know....



I think the behavior of E-Bay is reprehensible. They ask for a proof of a scam: you had it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By ariel
Well, in this case E-Bay will have to reimburse...

Well, in this case E-Bay will have to reimburse the buyer :-) They have a policy of full protection.

Penny wise, pound stupid....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By ariel
Pay attention: PayPal is accepted ONLY on items...

Pay attention: PayPal is accepted ONLY on items < $500. After that, - bank transfer. Shipping is "guaranteed" after a month wait. During this time, E-Bay will do nothing : they will tell you to wait...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,735
Posted By ariel
Sancar: " I don't see a similar...

Sancar:

" I don't see a similar approach(there is distinct classification, but not separation) when it comes to western bladeswhich makes me think that this issue has its roots in "orientalism" as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,735
Posted By ariel
My pleasure.

My pleasure.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,735
Posted By ariel
The entry of karabela into Polish armamentarium ...

The entry of karabela into Polish armamentarium can likely be connected to 2 factors: the Ottoman rule over the Balkans and Hungary ( there are many karabelas in Balkan muzeums) and multiple wars ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By ariel
Somehow I do not have a feeling it was...

Somehow I do not have a feeling it was purposefully serrated: looks like a ton of tiny nicks to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By ariel
Bronze or brass: often they are virtually the...

Bronze or brass: often they are virtually the same composition-wise.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By ariel
Chregu, Please check your message box. Thanks.

Chregu,
Please check your message box.
Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,735
Posted By ariel
Karbala is an Iraqi town that long ago...

Karbala is an Iraqi town that long ago belonged to Persia. That's where some people try to place the source of karabela.
However, karabela ( just a saber with a characteristic handle, no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By ariel
Based on round unstriated corals, I would think...

Based on round unstriated corals, I would think of Bosnian Foca manufacture.
Locally called Bodezh.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By ariel
Are you going to propose him? :-)

Are you going to propose him? :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,113
Posted By ariel
Dear Prasanna, In your post #254 you showed an...

Dear Prasanna,
In your post #254 you showed an old and presumably Sri Lankan patissa.
Quite some time ago I posted 2 of my patissas:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6012

Do you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By ariel
It is difficult to be certain without handling...

It is difficult to be certain without handling the sword, but...
The blade appears to be well made, heavy, and carrying some signs of wear and tear ( even pitting). Hara Morin, what is the quality...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By ariel
The blade does not look new to me. Its structure...

The blade does not look new to me. Its structure with 2 narrow fullers, complex wider fullers at the end and unusual pseudo-persian lion strangely reminds me of trade caucasian blades from Old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,735
Posted By ariel
The only " european" feature that I am...

The only " european" feature that I am able to tentatively discern here is the broad fuller, and even that is questionable.

Karabelas were popular in Europe from Croatia to Poland, down to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,113
Posted By ariel
Dear Prasanna, Lot of thanks! Ariel

Dear Prasanna,
Lot of thanks!
Ariel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,113
Posted By ariel
Any news?

Dear Prasanna Weerakkody:

Sorry to bug you, but have you had a chance to ask your friend about Ethuna Kadu?

As I told already, I am tremendously interested to know whether this is an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,113
Posted By ariel
Many thanks!

Many thanks!
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