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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2022, 04:13 PM
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Posted By GePi
As for the translation, Dmitry was kind enough to...

As for the translation, Dmitry was kind enough to forward my request and received the following transcriptions.

The inscription on the front side bolster:

نادي علياً مظهر العجائب تجده عونا لك...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2022, 03:58 PM
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Posted By GePi
Thank you for opening up the thread again Ian. I...

Thank you for opening up the thread again Ian. I will not comment any further on that absurd nomenclature derail.



It sure does have a false edge, not sharpened though. As said above said the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2022, 04:45 PM
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Posted By GePi
The inscriptions on the bolsters on the other...

The inscriptions on the bolsters on the other hand far surpass my meager language skills, and I would gladly appreciate help by any capable forum members.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2022, 04:44 PM
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Posted By GePi
The maker's cartouche to me reads amal-e mesr...

The maker's cartouche to me reads amal-e mesr i.e. made in Egypt :D
I think it should rather read amal-e mesri, invoking the famous Mamluk swordsmith, but I really do not see an i at the end.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2022, 04:43 PM
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Posted By GePi
An Afghan 'Shashka' for comment and help with translation

Hello,
I would like to present an Afghan Shashka (or Pseudoshashka if so inclined) I have recently acquired. It is quite a nice example with ivory grip scales, white metal bolsters with chased...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 08:37 AM
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Views: 4,335
Posted By GePi
Thank you very much for the correction. I was...

Thank you very much for the correction. I was very unsure about the name because I lack the linguistic background you obviously have.

Did you also see the other kard scabbard in the same fashion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 12:58 PM
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Views: 4,335
Posted By GePi
I am certain of that as well, it probably had a...

I am certain of that as well, it probably had a walrus hilt at one time, but where and when it was changed, who knows. The koftgari motive on the bolster reminds me of this Pesh/Karud, so for me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2021, 10:17 PM
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Posted By GePi
Yes, I saw that post too and am also quite...

Yes, I saw that post too and am also quite convinced.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,335
Posted By GePi
A small update for those interested, while...

A small update for those interested, while hunting around the forum for pictures not yet in my collection I stumbled upon this old but pertinent thread (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 06:04 PM
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Views: 4,335
Posted By GePi
Thank you for the insight, it seems Dagestan...

Thank you for the insight, it seems Dagestan might be a good possibility after all. The dagger was auctioned off from quite an old German collection so perhaps the attribution comes from true...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 09:58 AM
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Posted By GePi
Thanks, I am still pretty stoked I got it. I...

Thanks, I am still pretty stoked I got it.

I agree that caucasian scabbards have similarly decorated fittings, and I am sure that is where the attribution by the auctioneer comes from, but I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 07:23 AM
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Posted By GePi
The first maker's cartouche I read as امل احمد...

The first maker's cartouche I read as امل احمد خان, work of Ahmad Khan.

The secend maker's cartouche I can not make out at all, there seems to be an unusual flourish in the calligraphy that I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 07:22 AM
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Posted By GePi
The big cartouche I can partially read, but I do...

The big cartouche I can partially read, but I do not get the meaning:
it starts حق نظز (haq nadhar), both are words which I know, but not their meaning in this context. After that I am less sure, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By GePi
A fancy peshkabz, a call for help on translation and thoughts on provenance

Hello,

I have been looking for years for a high quality persian style peshkabz and finally I was able to acquire one (two actually), although it took a kamikaze-like approach to get them.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 08:59 PM
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Views: 14,093
Posted By GePi
Great, thanks!

Great, thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 12:38 PM
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Views: 6,396
Posted By GePi
I also think the cartouche above says "bandeh-e...

I also think the cartouche above says "bandeh-e velayat shah Abbas", as you would expect, but the calligraphy is not great and the picture is a bit blurry.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,093
Posted By GePi
That matches my experience, although I have never...

That matches my experience, although I have never had the chance to use nital myself.
Does your friend work on comission, or does he only do the work for you as a personal favor?
I do have some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,396
Posted By GePi
It's this one (عمل کلبعلی). Also some more...

It's this one (عمل کلبعلی).
Also some more swords with snake motives which I think are all Qajar Persia, even the one with the disk pommel I believe:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,396
Posted By GePi
The maker's cartouche reads kalb'ali. These...

The maker's cartouche reads kalb'ali. These engraved snakes can be found on quite a few 'extravagant' qajar era persian sword blades, mostly wootz tooas far as I have seen
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,093
Posted By GePi
Can you source nital in the Netherlands as a...

Can you source nital in the Netherlands as a private person? Here in Germany I have been trying to buy it several times, but not been able to without being associated with a lab.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,592
Posted By GePi
Thank you for the replies! I haven't even...

Thank you for the replies!

I haven't even noticed that there are two Bikaner-specific lines present in that whole jumble. Perhaps the sword was 'on loan' for a while and had to be reshelfed when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2020, 04:11 PM
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Views: 6,592
Posted By GePi
True, though usually there is only a sigle...

True, though usually there is only a sigle inscription. This one has a whole lot more written on it, it would be great to find out more about it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,592
Posted By GePi
A Rajput Tulwar for comment and help with translation (again)

Hi all, I have another piece to share, this time a nice tulwar sword.
It is probably familiar to some of you because it has been sitting on a well known dealer's site for quite a while before I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,019
Posted By GePi
On that note, look what I just now found while...

On that note, look what I just now found while semi-randomly browsing around on instagram.
I find this rather interesting, the only variation is with the characters in the upper right corner. Maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,019
Posted By GePi
Yep, that picture is better than the one on their...

Yep, that picture is better than the one on their website. I think I photographed this one out of one of Robert Elgood's books.
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