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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2014, 08:56 PM
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Posted By buendia
It`s definitely not from Congo or any other...

It`s definitely not from Congo or any other African country. Doesn`t look European to me either. I would say China or close to it.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd December 2014, 08:17 PM
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Posted By buendia
Price reduced - 400 euro!

Price reduced - 400 euro!
Forum: Swap Forum 14th November 2014, 06:44 PM
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Posted By buendia
Price reduction to 450 euro.

Price reduction to 450 euro.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th October 2014, 08:43 PM
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Posted By buendia
Talking Two weeks have passed and the price reduction is...

Two weeks have passed and the price reduction is coming. Asking price is now 500 euro. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 11:33 PM
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Views: 5,963
Posted By buendia
More macro photos in different lighting...

More macro photos in different lighting conditions would help.
My first thought was - etching, the second - wootz?? I saw somewhat similar weathered etching on Indian battle axe.
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,544
Posted By buendia
Where can one buy such beauties? Have you...

Where can one buy such beauties?

Have you considered to make an Xray at the dentist`s lab?
Forum: Swap Forum 14th October 2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,081
Posted By buendia
I`m sorry but the asking price is actually 600...

I`m sorry but the asking price is actually 600 euro ! - I really don`t know how I could mistype the most important thing (Polish currency conversion probably). :rolleyes: Mea culpa...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th October 2014, 09:26 PM
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Posted By buendia
Caucasian kindjal, akinakis, sword - Tiflis XIXc

I have the pleasure to offer an outstanding example of Caucasian kindjal,
probably 200 years old, from the famous swordmaker in Tiflis, Georgia. Motif on silver Niello scabbard depicts an ancient...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2014, 10:30 PM
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Posted By buendia
A few years ago I owned such an axe from SE...

A few years ago I owned such an axe from SE Denmark. The head was supposedly original 6000 years old. The knapping traces were indeed covered with white patina. The shaft was made according to...
Forum: Swap Forum 15th March 2012, 10:08 AM
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Views: 3,841
Posted By buendia
Old Carpathian highlanders`/ shepherds` knife

Old Carpathian highlanders`/ shepherds` knife - so called "robbers` knife", hutsul, goral

Its characteristic shapes trace back to the ancient times and knives made of bronze.
Region of the Tatra...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By buendia
Sorry, I meant the cuts on the back of the blade....

Sorry, I meant the cuts on the back of the blade. Three on the upper knife, seven on the lower one, and as I mentioned, there are knives with only two etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2012, 04:13 AM
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Views: 2,779
Posted By buendia
Strange marks on Bosnian bichaqs

I always wanted to know the meaning of these

I`ve noticed that the number of the cuts often differs. Sometimes there are four, two etc.


Does anybody know the meaning?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,851
Posted By buendia
Answer to both questions is YES. I have...

Answer to both questions is YES.

I have found very similar ornaments on the blades of Bosnian and Silesian highlanders` traditional knives (respectively).
Silesian highlanders live on the Czech -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,851
Posted By buendia
Grip is made of horn, but I didn`t have it in my...

Grip is made of horn, but I didn`t have it in my hands so far. I`ll write more about it on Tuesday. What`s an English term for the punched embelishments on the blade? It was very common in the whole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,851
Posted By buendia
Knife/dagger identification problem

I don`t have any idea where this knife comes from. I thought maybe Balkans, but I didn`t find anything really similar. Can you help?
The knife is about 25cm long.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,677
Posted By buendia
What a beauty - when you are going to sell this...

What a beauty - when you are going to sell this one send me a note!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,859
Posted By buendia
Thank you very much for your help. I have found a...

Thank you very much for your help. I have found a picture of shear steel from Sheffield - a fragment of a chisel.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/georgix/shearsteelduto.jpg
This one comes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2010, 01:23 PM
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Views: 2,564
Posted By buendia
Large Caucasian kindjal/kama for comment

I couldn`t resist to buy this one. It is large (59cm without the scabbard), and quite heavy (weighs about 580g (1 pound 4.5oz) /without the scabbard/). I have no information about it except it could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,859
Posted By buendia
Thank you for this wonderful information. I...

Thank you for this wonderful information.
I found out that in 1837 a ship with British weopons for Circassian rebels was intercepted by Russian fleet.
Maybe some some tool made of shear steel was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,859
Posted By buendia
Wootz kindjal - have you ever seen?

I`m analyzing a poem by Lermontov called Kindjal (1837) (in original) and Dagger in English. The poet uses the expression "булатный мой кинжал" - what would exactly mean >my kindjal made of bulat<....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,263
Posted By buendia
Since it comes from Caucasus shouldn`t it be...

Since it comes from Caucasus shouldn`t it be called kindjal instead of kama?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,263
Posted By buendia
Thank you very much for your information. I was...

Thank you very much for your information. I was really convinced of its Persian origin.
I have checked both georgian and armenian alphabets -
looking at the cartouche placed in this position:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,263
Posted By buendia
I hope you meant the sheath by cartotuche... ...

I hope you meant the sheath by cartotuche...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/georgix/BLADE/IMG_1000.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/georgix/BLADE/IMG_1000x.jpg ...
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,691
Posted By buendia
Nice collection! I have such a knife from...

Nice collection!
I have such a knife from Bavaria, Southern Germany. It was made supposedly in the 1400s and originally it had more or less straight cutting blade. A few of your knives have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,461
Posted By buendia
This piece comes from Bavaria, Southern Germany....

This piece comes from Bavaria, Southern Germany. It was made in 1400s (?) and is in a pretty nice shape. I almost think of sharpening it. I made a temporary hilt out of paper and some tape just to...
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