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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By TVV
I can confirm that the spine has an intentionally...

I can confirm that the spine has an intentionally carved channel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By TVV
Gentlemen, Thank you for your answers and...

Gentlemen,

Thank you for your answers and comments. Per Kubur's request, here is a picture of the spine.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By TVV
Pesh Kabz - Afghanistan or Bukhara

Here we have a pretty standard pesh kabz with a wootz blade. I believe one of the hilt scales is rhino horn (pictured), while the other one is a replacement with some other brown horn. The rivets are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By TVV
Ivo, your bandolier is most likely Omani, see...

Ivo, your bandolier is most likely Omani, see this thread:

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25355
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By TVV
Native copies of European markings is a big...

Native copies of European markings is a big topic. The short answer is that European markings became popular in various places around the world where European blades were exported to, and were later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By TVV
Nice sboula Yvain, and some pretty good...

Nice sboula Yvain, and some pretty good observations. If you search the forum you will find blades with similar letters that do not make sense or symbols that resemble European letters. My guess is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By TVV
Your gun is actually Balkan, mostly associated...

Your gun is actually Balkan, mostly associated with Albania, though it was used throughout the Peninsula. Nice gun, congratulations.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By TVV
Here is another one with similar scabbard from...

Here is another one with similar scabbard from the Oriental Arms sold section before their site was reworked. Someone acid etched the blade with Africa 1830, so this is probably a trophy from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By TVV
While the ears of the hilt are not the typical...

While the ears of the hilt are not the typical type for North Africa, this piece could very well be from Algeria. I am attaching a similar small yataghan sold by Oriental Arms that has an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,529
Posted By TVV
Very impressive piece, congratulations! On p.265...

Very impressive piece, congratulations! On p.265 of the Al Sabah catalogue there is simply a rock crystal hilt. There are two more crystal hilted pesh-kabz in the same book, one with a hilt of one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By TVV
We can all agree that just because something can...

We can all agree that just because something can cause injury, it does not necessarily mean it is optimized as a weapon for combat use. With spears and swords as the predominant weapons in the Mahdi...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By TVV
This is my understanding as well - the cleaning...

This is my understanding as well - the cleaning needs to be done with a small drill and done slowly and carefully. Here is another video of a clean up, which preserves the silver decoration under all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By TVV
Sudanese Axe for Comment

Here is another Sudanese axe with a spear head for comment. The monitor (?) skin leaves little doubt as to the Geographic origin, yet the head is not covered in thuluth, but in geometric motifs and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By TVV
Could the hilt be from Hyderabad, based on the...

Could the hilt be from Hyderabad, based on the slightly curved down turned pommel?

There was a discussion on this topic in the forum in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By TVV
Your knowledge of arms decorated and used in what...

Your knowledge of arms decorated and used in what is Greece today is far greater than mine, so I will defer to you on this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By TVV
You are bringing up a great point - the so called...

You are bringing up a great point - the so called Viking swords were not made in Britain, where they were used by both Norsemen and Saxons, and they were not made in Scandinavia either. They were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By TVV
Correct - arms produced in Epirus were exported...

Correct - arms produced in Epirus were exported to North Africa, as Elgood mentions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By TVV
If multiple similarly decorated weapons were all...

If multiple similarly decorated weapons were all collected within the same geographic area, does not that establish a distribution pattern?

As for the made vs. used debate, would you consider...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By TVV
Do we have to post multiple examples of Greek...

Do we have to post multiple examples of Greek weapons with similar decorative style every time we have this argument? Seems a little tedious and counter productive, as you are stubbornly going to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By TVV
The hilt and scabbard are Greek indeed. Mounts...

The hilt and scabbard are Greek indeed. Mounts usually indicate where a weapon was used.

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,352
Posted By TVV
Well, one word is better than nothing. Thank you...

Well, one word is better than nothing. Thank you and your friend, Ariel,

Teodor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By TVV
Edster will probably comment on this, but from...

Edster will probably comment on this, but from his paper we know they were made in Kassala (Sudan), and probably still are, to this day. The silver work is reminiscent of higher end Ethiopian shields...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By TVV
The style of the decoration on the brass...

The style of the decoration on the brass furniture of the scabbard looks very Balkan to me, and is typical of the late 19th century. The blade looks older than the fittings, which is not unusual, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By TVV
Happy Holidays to everyone! Since almost all...

Happy Holidays to everyone! Since almost all other wishes here will be for health and happiness, I will be the guy who wishes you all to get at least a few things that are on your dream acquisitions...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th December 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By TVV
I guess I just happened to be browsing the forum...

I guess I just happened to be browsing the forum immediately after you posted the thread, and since the name of the hero is written in the back, answering was quite easy. Merry Christmas to you as...
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