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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2021, 09:37 PM
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Posted By gp
I am neither from Bosnia nor the Balkans, please...

I am neither from Bosnia nor the Balkans, please do read my contributions before you judge...
again stop assuming & judging prematurely

Nor do you comment the other books and publications I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2021, 06:34 PM
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Posted By gp
Why my friend? Simple: based upon...

Why my friend?

Simple: based upon literature I quoted and my knowledge...

Before I joined this forum, to my big surprise, concering Bosnian cold weapons, I only read "I think" ....but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 12:59 PM
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Posted By gp
some more pics. What do you think about this...

some more pics. What do you think about this bichaq ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 12:58 PM
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Posted By gp
notwithstanding the enormous response :p.... I...

notwithstanding the enormous response :p....
I decided to leave it as it was and not to repair the broken part by filling / replacing the hole by new horn material.

Another nice Bosnian bichaq,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 12:21 PM
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Posted By gp
some more pics

some more pics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 12:18 PM
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Posted By gp
just arrived and cleaned some dirt of scabbard...

just arrived and cleaned some dirt of scabbard and handle/grip with some virgin olive oil. The floral like decorations on the scabbard do let me remind of the scabbard of this bichaq:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By gp
it is actually very unfortunately the fate of...

it is actually very unfortunately the fate of many traditions and craftsmanship...

the reason why I liked the link is the fact it gave me some information as I was total ignorant of ( the beauty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 08:00 PM
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Posted By gp
thank you gents! very interesting info which made...

thank you gents! very interesting info which made me more than curious....
I found also mentioning that this type of pchak was used by not only Uzbeks but also Uigurs.
An interesting site with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 10:01 PM
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Posted By gp
Thank you very much! So that would place it...

Thank you very much!
So that would place it around the transition of the Emirate / Buxoro amirligi to the Bukharan PSR or perhaps a decade later the Uzbek SSR.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 07:16 PM
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Posted By gp
so it arrived today, cleaned some dirt and had a...

so it arrived today, cleaned some dirt and had a good look.
This horn handle is not as dark as the Ottoman horn you see in the Balkans or what you call present day Turkey; that looks close to more ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 04:23 PM
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Posted By gp
Wootz blade was the sellerís description but as...

Wootz blade was the sellerís description but as soon as I get the dagger, I shall certainly post more detailed pics. Thank you already for your first very interesting reaction. Makes me more eager...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 07:52 PM
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Posted By gp
what is this ?

again looking for your knowledge on origin and age...
as I can only guess or speculate
only description was Antique Knife hande made with Silver
I have no more details as it hasn't arrived yet.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 03:21 PM
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Posted By gp
shipping nowadays is always a most interesting...

shipping nowadays is always a most interesting journey..
ex the good ol' U S of A :

DHL took me 4 days to NL ( yep ...I am a Cloggy:)) for $140 USD for a small Ottoman antique 19th C dagger (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 02:51 PM
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Posted By gp
kindly requested to advise on the origin of this Ottoman dagger

first of all to our friends who indulge in sugar now:):

happy Eid el Fitr / Bayram mubarak Olsun

hope you and ofcouse other Forum members can help me as I am puzzled.

This dagger bought at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 47,935
Posted By gp
although I do not prefer damaged daggers, an...

although I do not prefer damaged daggers, an exception if one stumbles on something rare or not often found like this Bosnian dagger

lenght dagger 20,8 cm
Blade : 11 cm
handle made from horn ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 09:14 PM
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Posted By gp
most of these above cold weapons were used when...

most of these above cold weapons were used when Habsburg after the Congres of Berlin occupied Bosnia in 1878 and caused a severe resurrection with many lives lost at both sides. This fierce fighting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By gp
And some more pics. One of them shows a smal...

And some more pics. One of them shows a smal knife which I boiught as a Serbian Lady's knife but actual isn't and conform Kozo is a little metal dagger for men...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By gp
for those whose "bible" :p is called Elgood, I...

for those whose "bible" :p is called Elgood, I can advise and do prefer when talking Balkan and specially for Bosnian cold weapons :

1. next to the already by me mentioned book old weapons in 56...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 47,935
Posted By gp
this one, with scabbard and blade 17 cm Sarajevo...

this one, with scabbard and blade 17 cm Sarajevo 1887 written in silver, looks like the white bone version of Gonzoadler's green one
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 47,935
Posted By gp
to add more to the above, the newest cousin in my...

to add more to the above, the newest cousin in my "Bosanceros"☺ collection.

Although it doesn't have the yataghan-like ears or curl with stubs which in combination with the bone handle and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 47,935
Posted By gp
I agree and also am looking for info or sources...

I agree and also am looking for info or sources to learn more on this topic.
Most of my sources are from the former Yugoslavia / their successor states (Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
Posted By gp
indeed, I agree, as also centuries prior to the...

indeed, I agree, as also centuries prior to the Madhi you had in the 13th century the Persian founders of the Mevlani ;Jalal ad-Din Rumi and Haci Bektas Veli of the Bektashi order, next to the 11th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 47,935
Posted By gp
you are not 100% but 1000% correct and exactly...

you are not 100% but 1000% correct and exactly the same was my thought as well.
And both of us might be wright and wrong as the determination of origin is indeed not based upon pure mathematical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 47,935
Posted By gp
Hello Ian, it could well be an ivory one. If...

Hello Ian,

it could well be an ivory one. If your expertise determines it as ivory I shall not contradict. Most of the Balkan yataghans (this one is from Dalmatia) were made from buffalo or ox...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 47,935
Posted By gp
additional: for the more richer ones, a leather...

additional: for the more richer ones, a leather belt was an option. Multiple functions:
1. to protect the clothes when on display for offical celebrations and occassions
2. support carrying plural...
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