Originally Posted by Kubur
In his book Elgood said Kurdish/Turkish dagger...
By the way, not all the weapons in his book are from the Balkans nor Greeks...
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 or from the Balkans!
Most of his geographical attribution is purely anecdotal. If the owner or dealer of the weapon said it is Greek, he listed it as Greek...
Absolutely no stylistical analysis.
Then... many collectors take his assertions as the absolute truth, and so we end up with absolute falacies that in time became the universally accepted truth.