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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 11:26 PM
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Posted By Drabant1701
That is a great looking sword. Good wootz to. I...

That is a great looking sword. Good wootz to. I can not read the text. But is there a date near the crossuard? Its worn but I see 1211, 1796 :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By Drabant1701
I like the dagger even without the inscription,...

I like the dagger even without the inscription, well made and in great condition.
The inscription just makes it really special. Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By Drabant1701
That is indeed a very nice dagger. Regarding age,...

That is indeed a very nice dagger. Regarding age, the scabbard looks second half of the 19th century to me :shrug:
As for the wootz very nice for sure. Bur as far as I can tell from books even nicer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By Drabant1701
That is a very nice sword. A sword that complete...

That is a very nice sword. A sword that complete is a rare find.
Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,275
Posted By Drabant1701
That is fantastic work! Doing the filigree from...

That is fantastic work! Doing the filigree from scratch must feel really rewarding.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Drabant1701
Found it! ...

Found it!
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=197808#p

That tegha is spectacular I would not mind that on my wall
:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Drabant1701
Well put Jim. A similar example to the wolf and...

Well put Jim. A similar example to the wolf and umbrella is the Assad Allah Lion. On many Qajar swords you know it's a lion mark because its always a lion mark. For someone not knowing what they are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Drabant1701
Considering the quality of the engraving the...

Considering the quality of the engraving the carver probably thought carving the goddess was outside his skills set. Kind of like the cross of Christianity, its easy carving a cross but try carving...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Drabant1701
Many thanks for your comments. It would be nice...

Many thanks for your comments. It would be nice if the sword is actually older than I thought, often it is the other way around.
Anyways, I have new theory what the mark is. Ariel mentioned Rajput...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Drabant1701
That sounds likely. The blade is all business,...

That sounds likely. The blade is all business, very rigid and heavy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you, Ariel for your comment, as always much...

Thank you, Ariel for your comment, as always much appreciated.
Personally the most enjoyable part of collecting ethnographic antiques is the hours of research I get from almost every item I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Drabant1701
Indian sword with strange markings for comment

I have this indian sword that has me a bit puzzled, so I am hoping some of the more seasoned collectors of indian arms can enlighten me.

It's a large and heavy sword, about 90cm. I think its south...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you Kwiatek! Your knowledge and willingness...

Thank you Kwiatek! Your knowledge and willingness to help are invaluble.

As for the number. Its really hard to read the first one, I think parts of it is gone.Its meaning is probably lost in time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you Marius and Ariel for your thoughts. Im...

Thank you Marius and Ariel for your thoughts. Im posting a picture of the whole sword.
I agree there is a good chance that the blade is Persian Qajar era. The mounts are probably Ottoman but I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By Drabant1701
Shamhir mark - does anyone recognize?

I have this really worn shamshir with a partial makers mark (?). Does anyone recognize it, or is able to read it. I have been looking in my books and on the Internet but have found nothing.

Also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,950
Posted By Drabant1701
This is from Robert Hales Islamic and oriental...

This is from Robert Hales Islamic and oriental arms and armour, page 85:
"Caucasian silver work was popular over a wide area of Asia and sheaths made there were used for kards from Iran to Turkestan"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,925
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you Kwiatek for clearing that up! I knew...

Thank you Kwiatek for clearing that up! I knew that the translator had a hard time making sense of it, but he gets an A for effort :)

And thank you Kronckew for flipping my photo!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,925
Posted By Drabant1701
Two years have past since I made this post and...

Two years have past since I made this post and now I finally got a translation of the text on the dagger. So for anyone who my find this thread in the future I will update the post. The translator...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,697
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you Nihl! I have seen the tipu swords...

Thank you Nihl! I have seen the tipu swords before but did not make the connectionbto this katar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,697
Posted By Drabant1701
I agree. I have seen many auctions where...

I agree. I have seen many auctions where competition leads to inflated prices. It may just be people with unlimited funds. But what bugs me here is that normaly I can say; well they payed twice what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,697
Posted By Drabant1701
Indian katar - why so desirable?

Stockholms auktionsverk held an arms and armour auction today. Among many fine items was a beautiful katar. I had a very low estimate so I kept my ey eye on it. And it went for almost a 100 times the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,239
Posted By Drabant1701
That is a very nice dagger. Any Koummya collector...

That is a very nice dagger. Any Koummya collector would be proud to have it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,835
Posted By Drabant1701
Very nice! It looks older then 1878 to me, I dont...

Very nice! It looks older then 1878 to me, I dont really see 295, more like 695 or 195 :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,977
Posted By Drabant1701
I know that a lot of Ottoman arms originate in...

I know that a lot of Ottoman arms originate in the Balkans, I do however entertain the thought that maybe at least part of this one is made in Africa. So Im persisting in my research. I found silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,977
Posted By Drabant1701
Is this yatagan from Tunisia?

I rarely buy arms these days, but I could not resist this yatagan. Described as Yatagan 18-19th century. It has a silver scabbard and rhino handle, the blade has a turkish ribbon pattern and an...
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