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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:18 AM
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Yataghan inscription

This ottoman short silver yataghan has inscriptions in both sides. A small one on the side of armourers mark, and a long inscription on the other side. In addition, it seems there are some letters on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2021, 02:44 PM
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Posted By eftihis
Τhank you so much kwiatek! In Crete there was...

Τhank you so much kwiatek!
In Crete there was never a colonisation of Muslims from mainland Turkey after the ottoman conquest. Instead, we had the change of faith of maybe 40% of the Christian...
Forum: Swap Forum 29th April 2021, 11:05 PM
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Views: 375
Posted By eftihis
Looking for a miquelet lock mechanism

For buying or trade with a flintlock one. It is for a shishane tufenk.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 10:42 PM
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Views: 804
Posted By eftihis
A Cretan dagger with a turkish inscription

This is a cretan dagger with a turkish inscription that was auctioned a couple of years ago. Most of cretan daggers have islamic dates on them, but i have never seen a long inscription like this one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By eftihis
Hello, thanks for your comments. The truth is...

Hello, thanks for your comments. The truth is that i bought them out of curiosity (but on a tourist price...) Sometimes you win, sometimes you loose, but always learn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By eftihis
A pair of Jarid looking spears

This pair of spears is 80cm long. They look like the turkish "jarid" that was thrown from a horse. However they look fairly recent, and the material is not hardened steel, but a yellow looking metal,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By eftihis
Saracen, here are some more... I am sorry i didnt...

Saracen, here are some more... I am sorry i didnt have a better photo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By eftihis
Here you are, for the others i am sorry is not...

Here you are, for the others i am sorry is not possibe at the moment, when i will visit the bank safe next time...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By eftihis
In old cretan knifes there is NEVER a black horn...

In old cretan knifes there is NEVER a black horn handle with silver scabbard. A silver scabbard fits only with white handle, either bone or ivory. On the stripe between the handles there are various...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By eftihis
Yataghan dagger with inscription

A yataghan dagger with a silver scabbard. I think the dagger is newer than the scabbard, usually silver scabbards of this type do not contain daggers with black horn handles.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By eftihis
Dear Kubur, i was not able to locate it in a...

Dear Kubur, i was not able to locate it in a european website (UK now has import fees for us so UK websitew are not of use)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,538
Posted By eftihis
Dear Philipp, this last example is not locally...

Dear Philipp, this last example is not locally made! It is 100% made in France, as aluxury gun for export to the east. The locals copied this style, with a lower quality but for sure less expensive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By eftihis
Thank you kwiatek,you are a treasure!!!!!!!

Thank you kwiatek,you are a treasure!!!!!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,577
Posted By eftihis
I found these photos from Vienna museum, they are...

I found these photos from Vienna museum, they are desxribed as 17th century guns.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,538
Posted By eftihis
Dear Philipp, Regarding the use of flintlocks...

Dear Philipp,
Regarding the use of flintlocks after the introduction of cupslock, i believe the main reason is the higher difficulty in aquiring cups than gunpowder. For an intependant fighter in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By eftihis
Arabic inscriptionn on a musket

This is a fairly simple and heavy musket, with an arabic inscription that i wish i could learn what it says! Thanks in advance for any help.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,864
Posted By eftihis
Great work, thanks for showing!

Great work, thanks for showing!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,538
Posted By eftihis
Thank you very much for the translation kwiatek!...

Thank you very much for the translation kwiatek! Dear Philipp, here is the back of the lock.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,538
Posted By eftihis
Somehow, when posting, i missed to mention the...

Somehow, when posting, i missed to mention the inscription that is on the barrel. Hope someone can tell us what it is!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,577
Posted By eftihis
The wheelock gun is from a museum in Croatia....

The wheelock gun is from a museum in Croatia. They dont state if it is imported or localy nade. The other photo is of the Italian (Brescian i think) type, and finaly a similar shape described as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By eftihis
Hello Phillip, your latest posts make me wonder...

Hello Phillip, your latest posts make me wonder if another gun i have is in fact Italian with an ottoman barrel, or it is actualy a turkish copy of teh Italian design... The lock looks turkish from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By eftihis
Here are some more examples from Elgood's book...

Here are some more examples from Elgood's book "the arms of Greece and Balkan neighbors" The last photo is sypposed to be an Italian gun with a turkish tulip barrel, but the photo shows only the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By eftihis
Thank you all for your comments! For me the most...

Thank you all for your comments! For me the most possible scenario is that this musket was built in a Venetian controlled area, using a captured ottoman barell and a lock from Venetian arsenal....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By eftihis
Thanks Philipp! The question is when the first...

Thanks Philipp! The question is when the first "tulip" ottoman barell was made? Was it inspired by the english one, or the opposite happened? BEcause if i read well the barell's inscription has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By eftihis
Balkan gun with early turkish barell

This balkan gun "kariofili" is a blend of 3 elements. The stock, which was usuall in Albania, Greece and other balkan areas,(known as "kariofili" in Greece or "rasak" in Albania), the lock, which is...
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