Ethnographic Arms & Armour

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > European Armoury
User Name
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 5th July 2017, 09:40 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 567
Default Serbian Walking Out Dress Sword?Which Period?

This is what I believe to be a Serbian Walking Out Dress Sword, but I am not sure about the time frame.I think that it could be from the Royal Kingdom of Serbia(1882-1918), but it could just as well be from the Royal Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1918-1941).
Finding material on Serbian swords has been difficult.
Attached Images
drac2k is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2017, 11:06 PM   #2
TVV's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 1,111

I cannot help you with an absolute ID, as Serbian swords have never been an interest of mine, but based on the inscriptions the sword seems to commemorate the Serbian wars against the Ottoman Empire. One side has an inscription that roughly translates to "For King and Country", and there also seem to be a list of battles from the various wars, such as the 1876-78 Serbian-Ottoman War, and then the First Balkan War of 1912-13.

For books on the subject, you are correct that pretty much nothing in English exists. There is however an excellent work on the subject by Branko Bogdanovic called "Hladno oružje Srbije, Crne Gore i Jugoslavije (19-20. vek)" in Serbian, and also translated in Russian and Bulgarian.


TVV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th July 2017, 04:17 AM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 567

Thank you for your translation and information.
drac2k is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:15 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.