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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2019, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Mercenary
The problem is that never serious historians or...

The problem is that never serious historians or linguists were interested in research in the field of Indian weapons. All published books somehow compile each other and are not much advanced further...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
I fully support your opinion. For 400-600 years...

I fully support your opinion. For 400-600 years available to us to study, such daggers were called interchangeably katar/jamdhar.

I am little more a supporter of the term "jamdhar" only because the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
Linguistics is an exact science as is...

Linguistics is an exact science as is mathematics. There is no need to explore unprofessional glossaries and dictionaries, interview modern Indians who have long been speaking a different language....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
If we try to understand what meant these terms by...

If we try to understand what meant these terms by using secondary sources I can say that this is a completely useless exercise, a waste of time and repeating other people's mistakes.

From an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
It is very likely that the “garsoe” is a highly...

It is very likely that the “garsoe” is a highly distorted “plow-shaped”. Plows which look like a handlebar of Harley-Davidson's chopper are much more common in South India, but even single-lever...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
This was said only about the collage itself, not...

This was said only about the collage itself, not related to anyone.


Well said. I will copy it if you allow.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
Thanks a lot. As I can see it is impossible to...

Thanks a lot. As I can see it is impossible to originate word "matter" from "mother". That's the point.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
One never could be originated from the other. It...

One never could be originated from the other.
It is in English "pata" and "patta" sound the same. Because in English there are only one character (and sound) "t". These words have different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
It is need to use Elgood's glossary very...

It is need to use Elgood's glossary very carefully. And descriptions of items too. :(

Sauasan. Arabic. Sword-leaf-forest. Very good stories for gentlemen in pith helmets :)

I met term "sosan"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
:( :eek: :mad: The pata-sword and patta-leaf...

:( :eek: :mad:
The pata-sword and patta-leaf have different spelling and pronunciation in Hindi, but the same spelling in Persian transcription for Urdu. In any way they are different words with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
Very well again. Thanks.

Very well again. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
In traditional eastern cultures, daggers are in...

In traditional eastern cultures, daggers are in many ways just status weapons. For war there were muskets, spears and sabers. Daggers were used mainly as clothing item. As well as a lot of items that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mercenary
from "Jamdhar katari - a...

from "Jamdhar katari - a theory"
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15397&page=8&pp=30

Just some comments:

The patas were not only Mahrata swords. In the 18th patas were primarily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
Thank you. Very well.

Thank you. Very well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mercenary
This is a fantasy picture from A' in-i-Akbari...

This is a fantasy picture from A' in-i-Akbari edition of late 19th. Like the inscriptions on it
:(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,027
Posted By Mercenary
Thank you. I'm sorry, I was not attentive

Thank you. I'm sorry, I was not attentive
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,072
Posted By Mercenary
Using of katar. Maybe piercing through the...

Using of katar. Maybe piercing through the mail.

Illustration from Genghis-nama. Mugals, 16c.
"Turkish tribes slay Jenghiz Khan's ancestors in the Land of Argune-Kun" :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,072
Posted By Mercenary
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,027
Posted By Mercenary
Never in the past or even now in authentic Indian...

Never in the past or even now in authentic Indian martial arts there are not any fingers outside the grip. The ricasso is only for keeping by second hand in the case when it is necessary to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Mercenary
Well done! Thank you very much for such a...

Well done! Thank you very much for such a detailed analysis.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,718
Posted By Mercenary
the differences in patterns of visual art

the differences in patterns of visual art
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,718
Posted By Mercenary
Take your time, colleague. We will definitely...

Take your time, colleague. We will definitely hear about Alexander the Great.

... already almost... As I can see.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,718
Posted By Mercenary
We are all talking about the same thing, but from...

We are all talking about the same thing, but from different points of view. It is clear that these beads are just embellishment (on weapons of 16-19th century, which we know and study). In ancient...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,718
Posted By Mercenary
The simplest reason for whom? For an atheist of...

The simplest reason for whom? For an atheist of the 21th century?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,718
Posted By Mercenary
My reverence

My reverence
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