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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Alan, Where is the dress from? Madura? ...

Hello Alan,

Where is the dress from? Madura? :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By mariusgmioc
My novice oppinion is that it is an original,...

My novice oppinion is that it is an original, albeit maybe 18th century, Italian stiletto.
I do not see any Brescian traits, but that doesn't mean it cannot be Brescian.
But certainly it is NOT a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th March 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By mariusgmioc
Based on the aging/darkening of the paint, I...

Based on the aging/darkening of the paint, I estimate the keris to be about 50 years old. So not antique but not contemporary either.

But I may be wrong...
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th March 2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing the photos!

Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing the photos!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th March 2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By mariusgmioc
Another Balinese example...

Another Balinese example...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By mariusgmioc
Regarding the fullers, it is exactly them that...

Regarding the fullers, it is exactly them that make me have some doubts about the age of the sword.

Regarding restauration of the scabbard, I would definitely not do it. Applying new lacquer, no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By mariusgmioc
In my novice oppinion it is a good, classic...

In my novice oppinion it is a good, classic example of Liuyedao (willow leaf) saber as you correctly mention, but I am not so sure about it's age. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,093
Posted By mariusgmioc
Does it have to do with the use of Persian/Arabic...

Does it have to do with the use of Persian/Arabic script not having a letter for "p"?! "Pars" is also written as "Fars" in Nasta-liq. The Fars province in Iran is also called Pars.
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By mariusgmioc
Without being very familiar with the...

Without being very familiar with the weapons/tools of the area but judging simply the dimmensions of the blade, I believe this is a tool, more exactly some kind of machete, and not a weapon. Of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,530
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Ariel, As I am not a native speaker, I may...

Hello Ariel,

As I am not a native speaker, I may have misunderstood your message.

However, absence of evidence is NOT evidence of absence.

I will illustrate my argument with a single example...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By mariusgmioc
After spending about one year in Korea and...

After spending about one year in Korea and visiting most of their museums, I can say with a sufficient level of certainty this is NOT a Korean sword, but a SE Asian Dha. Where exactly is it from, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By mariusgmioc
This is the best Dao I have seen. And when I say...

This is the best Dao I have seen. And when I say best, I mean type, decoration, condition, etc.
Most daos on the market today are fake or very simple and in poor condition.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mariusgmioc
Entirely diferent story! Yet, I suspect the grip...

Entirely diferent story! Yet, I suspect the grip is a later replacement but still atique.
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mariusgmioc
Fake, decorative sword "antiquated."...

Fake, decorative sword "antiquated." Square grip almost identical with scabbard. No traces of handling.
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mariusgmioc
Exactly! All European and Japanese swords I have...

Exactly!

All European and Japanese swords I have with rayskin hilts are unpolished.

I have seen polished rayskin grips on some Chinese swords but I have serious doubts about them.

Genuine antique...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mariusgmioc
A big question mark is the blade. Low carbon...

A big question mark is the blade.
Low carbon (almost iron) pattern welded that can hardly be even sharpened, not to mention holding an edge?!
Sharkskin/whatever grip so that it can easily slip and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By mariusgmioc
Some very beautiful pieces! Thank you for showing...

Some very beautiful pieces! Thank you for showing them to us! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By mariusgmioc
I mentioned it because I remember reading...

I mentioned it because I remember reading somwhere a long time ago about the use of chainmail in N Africa in 19th century. Cannot point the source. Will check some of my books later today. It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes, it was. To my knowledge, like the Ottoman...

Yes, it was. To my knowledge, like the Ottoman Janissaries, the Berbers also used chainmail till quite late in the 19th century so they developped sharp pointed Flyssas to penetrate chainmail.

My...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By mariusgmioc
In my opinion it is clearly a small Balkan...

In my opinion it is clearly a small Balkan yataghan. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By mariusgmioc
Regarding cleaning the knife, I fully agree with...

Regarding cleaning the knife, I fully agree with Detlef.

What you think is patina, is actually rust. While black rust is less active (but still active) and may contribute to the character of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very interesting. Thank you!

Very interesting. Thank you!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By mariusgmioc
There is no way to tell whether it is wootz or...

There is no way to tell whether it is wootz or not unless you clean it and polish it.
I have seen this type of knives with both wootz blades and ordinary steel. :shrug:
Fingers crossed! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yep.. Indian Zirah Bouk, and about 10 years old....

Yep.. Indian Zirah Bouk, and about 10 years old. As Battara said, they are still made today for tourist market. Can get them in India for 10 bucks.

PS: This knife has nothing to do with Wootz. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By mariusgmioc
Brilliant!

Thank you Ariel! :)
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