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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:54 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for posting the pictures of the whole...

Thank you for posting the pictures of the whole swords!

As these are purely decorative/touristy (and I must say of very, very low quality) items, the script also has purely decorative...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By mariusgmioc
Lovely! The blade shows quite clear signs of...

Lovely!

The blade shows quite clear signs of very old age, so late 16th - early 17th C seems to be quite realistic.

Thank you for sharing it with us, and thank you for the information to come with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By mariusgmioc
Are you guys getting bored or what?! :shrug:

Are you guys getting bored or what?!

:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By mariusgmioc
I have wandered the souk of Amman. Very difficult...

I have wandered the souk of Amman. Very difficult to find something genuine of quality there. Almost everything is modern Indian made... And almost all sellers were saying everything they sell is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello and welcome! As a rule, you should post...

Hello and welcome!

As a rule, you should post photos of the whole sword!

In order to get a more educated answer you should post photos of the whole sword.

All said, both look like modern Indian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By mariusgmioc
Still no translation? Kwiatek are you there? ...

Still no translation? Kwiatek are you there?
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By mariusgmioc
Turkish (?) hancer for translation & comments

Another type of hancer I have in my collection, that I would like to learn more about.

It is quite large (55.5 cm / 21.9") and has a possibly wootz blade (it needs cleaning and etching to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By mariusgmioc
Exactly! Not many know about it. So, when...

Exactly! Not many know about it.

So, when authors or collectors were referring to these daggers as "Albanian" daggers they were referring to the Albanian Albania, and not to the "Caucasian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By mariusgmioc
I checked Rivkin's book on the "Arms and...

I checked Rivkin's book on the "Arms and Armor of the Caucasus" and this ttype of daggers isn't even mentioned.

Now regarding Kurdish origins... well there are many stylistical similarities with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By mariusgmioc
Isn't this exactly what Kubur said?! And further...

Isn't this exactly what Kubur said?!

And further continues saying they were in fact typical Turkish and of probable Kurdish origin... which is consistent with what Elgood said.

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By mariusgmioc
Here we have a second one attributed to Turkey...

Here we have a second one attributed to Turkey and dated 1187 corresponding to 1773 AD.

Maybe Kwiatek will be kind enough to translate the text for us so we cand know where exactly does it come...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By mariusgmioc
Origin of HANCER daggers

Here we have one that belonged to Osman Bey and was made in Damascus, Syria.

Now let us try to find more of the same kind with incriptions containing the place of origin, in the hope we can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
Do not panic! There is always hope beyond...

Do not panic! There is always hope beyond boredom!

I'll do my best to keep you entertained! ;)

First, I don't know about Tfilis being the centre of turqoise market. However, I know that almost all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
C'mmon Ariel give me something to argue...

C'mmon Ariel give me something to argue against... please! Agreeing is soo boring...
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
Precisely TURKISH (or now maybe Syrian) dagger...

Precisely TURKISH (or now maybe Syrian) dagger with Georgian scabbard!

It is precisely this kind of absolutely unfounded but published assertions that give rise to fallacies that end up being held...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
- couldn't agree more with this last...

- couldn't agree more with this last statement.

However, to me Elgood is not very reliable when it comes to the arms of the Balkans. As I said, no stylistical or ethnographical analysis at all.

He...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
Turkish or Kurdish, yes, but considering the...

Turkish or Kurdish, yes, but considering the quality of workmanship and style of decoration I would say much more Turkish.

I couldn't agree more that not all the weapons in Elgood's book are Greek...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
It depends how do you look at them. They all...

It depends how do you look at them.

They all have strongly curved blades with central rib.
They all have similar koftgari, in terms of geometry and style.
They all have similar I-shaped ivory...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
Nope! Again misunderstanding! ;) Of course...

Nope!

Again misunderstanding! ;)

Of course they are Turkish Ottoman (that's what I said even in my original posting)... but they are similar with those found on some Persian blades, especially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
PRECISELY! Now, as much as I would like to...

PRECISELY! Now, as much as I would like to disagree, I simply cannot find anything in your comment to nit pick and have to agree with everything you said... but...
... there is always a but... :)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
Only that Osman is a typical Turkish NOT Albanian...

Only that Osman is a typical Turkish NOT Albanian name and...

... stylistically these daggers have nothing Albanian, but they are very similar to the Persian or Kurdish khanjars.


PS: The blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
Nope! They were not! They were Turkish, and...

Nope! They were not!

They were Turkish, and inspired by the Persian/Caucasian Qama... which is the same weapon like the Kindjal

Qama called in Persia, Georgia, Turkey
Kindjal called in Daghestan,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
I think you misunderstood my posting. I was...

I think you misunderstood my posting.

I was refering to the atribution of these daggers to the Balkans.
And I am pretty sure that Turkish smiths did work wootz damascus, but I did not make any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
Now regarding Osman Nuri Pasha, citing from...

Now regarding Osman Nuri Pasha, citing from Wikipedia:

He served in Crimea, where his bravery secured him a promotion as First Lieutenant. After the end of the war (February 1856), Osman was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By mariusgmioc
On second thoughts, I would like to add that...

On second thoughts, I would like to add that these daggers are very similar to the Persian khanjars and have absolutely no correspondence in any early Balcanic weaponry.

So I think the attribution...
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