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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Kubur
Hi, I'm sorry to say that your bishaq is an...

Hi,
I'm sorry to say that your bishaq is an early touristy production.
Probably from Istanbul around 1930ties maybe later.
Yours is a copy of an Ottoman Greek dagger.
The hilt and scabbard are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By Kubur
Hi Jim, You will have more success with the...

Hi Jim,
You will have more success with the Kris / keris guys.
But I think it is a Pedang lurus.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By Kubur
I agree with Ariel the scabbard is late 19th c. ...

I agree with Ariel the scabbard is late 19th c.
The blade could be Indian (it's what collectors say...)
The only forum member who could answer with precision to your question is Mahratt.
Here is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By Kubur
Hi my friend I disagree with Jim, this is...

Hi my friend

I disagree with Jim, this is not modern.
It is a very nice Afghan pulwar.
The blade is old and scabbard too (19th).
I have to admit that the hilt is a bit weird, maybe it is the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Kubur
Me too! :) At least we have simple thoughts. I...

Me too! :) At least we have simple thoughts.
I wonder if the original owner was very wealthy, or maybe a gambler.
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Kubur
I forgot the motto on the sword is very funny, it...

I forgot the motto on the sword is very funny, it says

"If being rich stresses me

Simple thoughts make me happy"

:)
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Kubur
another smallsword

Hi Guys

After the nice support I got from you, I decided to post another small sword.
This one I don't need the date as the sword was mentionned in Lhoste's book.
It's a French sword from early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Kubur
Well my first koummya was really crap. Yours is...

Well my first koummya was really crap.
Yours is not bad, and ethnographic for sure.
The dagger is good, the scabbard less.
I would say for the dagger around 1900, more or less.
But the scabbard...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Kubur
Please, forgive my ignorance But what is the...

Please, forgive my ignorance
But what is the advantage to have a folding guard???
:confused:
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Kubur
Sorry Jim to be a bit pushy and again thank you...

Sorry Jim to be a bit pushy and again thank you for your help!
Yes, you gave a fantastic frame and I'm now convinced that we are talking of the late 18th c. I was just thinking that the grip/hilt...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Kubur
Thank you GC Heart = Catholic was something...

Thank you GC
Heart = Catholic was something that I had in mind since the beginning.
So maybe Scottish or Irish...
I was thinking that it was a regular sword and then easy to identify precisely...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Kubur
Thank you Eley I think you nailed it. Yes, a...

Thank you Eley
I think you nailed it. Yes, a piece is missing and then confirms the date and identification.
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Kubur
So no one has an idea about the origin and date...

So no one has an idea about the origin and date of this sword?
:(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Kubur
Please, look at Elgood's book, he has two or...

Please, look at Elgood's book, he has two or three pages about these knives and from North India...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Kubur
I was reading your posts with interest, you are...

I was reading your posts with interest, you are probably the one who can help on this one....
here the whole thing
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Kubur
Thanks, so European with/or without English ...

Thanks, so European with/or without English
What about the Scottish?
;)
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Kubur
Thank you Jim, very useful to narrow down the...

Thank you Jim, very useful to narrow down the origin, a spadroon, maybe military; and period late 18th late 19th c.
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Kubur
Small sword identification

Hi Guys

I need serious help.
I have zero knowledge in small swords.
Could you help to identify this one, from where and when?
Thanks

Kubur
:confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By Kubur
Thank you Jim, very informative as always! If I...

Thank you Jim, very informative as always!
If I remember Rawson discussed Indian hilt styles too, but the lack of pictures makes the text difficult to understand...At least, Pant had these ugly, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By Kubur
Hi Nihl, Like Stu I would like to know more. ...

Hi Nihl,
Like Stu I would like to know more.
Which decoration let you think that the hilt is South Indian?
Is it the guard, the pommel or something else?
Thanks
:confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Kubur
HI Colin, I have the feeling that you have a...

HI Colin,

I have the feeling that you have a strong interest for Indonesian and Polynesian/Oceanian islands.
For me a patinated wood looks like patinated wood.
Please look at this link
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Kubur
No this blade is not damascus... Well you have a...

No this blade is not damascus... Well you have a beautifull 19th c French blade and a terrific rhino hilt, what do you want more?
I wish to have the same.
:):):):)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Kubur
Well, like my Italian friend said, your dagger is...

Well, like my Italian friend said, your dagger is not as bad as you described.
To respond to your question it's not a copy but something for collectors and / or tourists, because of all the bits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Kubur
I agree it is the illegitimate child of a billao...

I agree it is the illegitimate child of a billao and a toora/dagger. So for sure from Somalia and because it is a short sword, it can be called a billao.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Kubur
Merry Christmas... Yes it's a billao, bellawa....

Merry Christmas...
Yes it's a billao, bellawa. But yours is very nice, the blade and the pommel are unusual.
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