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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 07:59 PM
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Posted By gp
hereby an interesting link on the 2nd part...

hereby an interesting link

on the 2nd part / bottom part of the page you'll find the English version,
for those who do not understand Dutch
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By gp
the making of a golok...

checkin'on TJIKEROEH, I noticed in Indonesia they refer to some types as "golok" and stumbled on some nice pieces of handcraft:

part I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hoFBMEAImE


part II
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2021, 11:11 AM
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Views: 1,012
Posted By gp
as far as I was able to distinguish something, ...

as far as I was able to distinguish something, is :

A(in)l Hrnk Jt...

but nothing recognisable in Bosnian, Turkish or Persian...
then again I could be mistaken in my "translation"....

it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,012
Posted By gp
request for translation on a balkan Bichaq

Can someone advise / translate the writing on this Balkan (most likely Bosnian) Bichaq ? Much obliged!

I think it might be from Sarajevo, dating to the pre Habsburgian / pre 1878, hence being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By gp
as they do come in plural sizes, hereby a few...

as they do come in plural sizes, hereby a few pics as examples
info:

In addition to being a functional blade, the mambeli short sword served as a symbol of prestige and as currency. Most were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,928
Posted By gp
Addition: there were 4 big Sufi orders...

Addition:

there were 4 big Sufi orders present in the Balkans, moreover Albania and Bosnia ( Croatia being for the bigger part a part of the Austrian Habsburg Empire and Catholc) :
Mevlani,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,928
Posted By gp
just a tip: I would not follow Elgood on...

just a tip: I would not follow Elgood on Yataghans as he is not a specialist on that topic, at least the Balkan Yataghans,
but took his info from a Serbian lady..;)

this book is written not in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By gp
not only Uzbeks and Tadzjiks but also Uigurs did...

not only Uzbeks and Tadzjiks but also Uigurs did & do traditionally make and carry these weapons
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By gp
Thank you !

Thank you !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 02:58 PM
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Views: 1,007
Posted By gp
what have I got....

in a mixed lot of several cold weapons from Indonesia, I received this one.
Being out of my (Ottoman & Balkanic) comfort zone....
I have no idea whether it belongs to the Indonesian region or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,053
Posted By gp
today I felt lucky and happy! Bought a dagger...

today I felt lucky and happy!
Bought a dagger with a bone as handle on the internet...
description : "trench art 1916"
no scabbard... perhaps it never had one at all
although the blade was quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,053
Posted By gp
a few more pics

a few more pics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,053
Posted By gp
terima kasih !:)

terima kasih !:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,053
Posted By gp
a few more...

a few more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 08:41 PM
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Views: 25,053
Posted By gp
now the bigger one 49 total, scabbard 38...

now the bigger one

49 total, scabbard 38 cm, chape 6 cm, locket 4 cm
scallop shell 4 cm 3 narrow
bone grip 7.5 cm pommel 2 cm
knife 42 cm blade 30.5 cm with a width of 3- 2.5 -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,053
Posted By gp
some more

some more
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 08:34 PM
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Views: 25,053
Posted By gp
hereby my small one, a so called hartsvanger or...

hereby my small one, a so called hartsvanger or Hirschfänger


Totale length 26.5 cm incl scabbard
knife 23.5 cm
blade 14.5 cm lang 2 cm wide
grip 9.5 cm
ferrule 1.5cm pommel 1.5 cm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,053
Posted By gp
Arrow chikeru / tjikeroeh.... I do see quite a...

chikeru / tjikeroeh....


I do see quite a lot of threads from 2005 to 2015
some interesting, some guessing and some well...:rolleyes: :)

just managed to lay my hands on 2 of them: a small and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,634
Posted By gp
what are the dimensions ? I am curious as I...

what are the dimensions ?

I am curious as I see some similarities with the Dutch klewangs ...
but then again I am no expert in this subject
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By gp
so my confirmation is not relevant anymore after...

so my confirmation is not relevant anymore after 2 forum giants' decision !:)

neverthelss a very nice dagger, bichaq ! my compliments; also for restauring it into its former beauty !!!

by the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,872
Posted By gp
unknown dagger

Would anybody know where this one comes from and perhaps its age ?

Grip made of dark horn with brass.
total 37 cm, blade 24,5 cm
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th October 2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,782
Posted By gp
although the Moluccans had a reputation as fierce...

although the Moluccans had a reputation as fierce fighters, so one ought to respect their women and they ought not to be ignored. Strongminded, tough and proud as well. Showing their status, position...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 31,723
Posted By gp
but the most precious, beautiful and dangerous is...

but the most precious, beautiful and dangerous is not included...
what about the Puan Sajen ???
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th October 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,272
Posted By gp
just thinking, don't we in the EU and the...

just thinking, don't we in the EU and the Anglo-Saxon world have not also "secret" organisations people know about but only which only members the details...

think of f.i. Skull and Bones... ,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,833
Posted By gp
a nice book to read, not on cold weapons but real...

a nice book to read, not on cold weapons but real literature is by Milos Crnjanski (writer and poet, a Habsburg soldier WWI on the front in Galicia, later diplomat of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in...
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