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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2022, 05:48 PM
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Posted By ASPaulding
It definitely seems like there has been a few...

It definitely seems like there has been a few Russian-Bugarian Ottoman inspire swords from that same time period. All are just diffrent in there on way. Yours looks like a Shamshir grip and gaurd...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2022, 04:46 PM
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Posted By ASPaulding
I'm trying to search through my history to find...

I'm trying to search through my history to find the examples. Here is a link to an old 2004 post that I found last night wih some great information.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2022, 03:43 AM
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Posted By ASPaulding
I really wish I could help you with your sword. I...

I really wish I could help you with your sword. I have found a few that resemble it. Some from when Bulgaria was part of the ottoman empire and a couple from Russia. Hopefully somebody else may have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2022, 09:18 PM
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Posted By ASPaulding
My friend that speaks Arabic translated a few...

My friend that speaks Arabic translated a few words on mine. He made out three names. Adam, Joseph and Malek.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2022, 09:15 PM
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Posted By ASPaulding
Wow, what great information. Thank you

Wow, what great information. Thank you
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2022, 05:10 PM
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Views: 942
Posted By ASPaulding
Thank you all for your feedback. The only...

Thank you all for your feedback. The only question I have is about the grip material? And on the scabbord, what are the little springs and what is the purpose? Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2022, 04:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 942
Posted By ASPaulding
Just found somebody engraved intials on the...

Just found somebody engraved intials on the larger one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 05:40 PM
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Posted By ASPaulding
I honestly don't know what type of blade that is....

I honestly don't know what type of blade that is. I wish I could be of more help.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 05:16 PM
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Posted By ASPaulding
Also I believe there is a significant length...

Also I believe there is a significant length difference between a Kilij vs Pala Kilij. I have seen a few examples of the Pala versions in the shorter length. I definitely have a lack of knowledge...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 04:55 PM
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Views: 942
Posted By ASPaulding
Your Kilij blade does not look like a fake to me.

Your Kilij blade does not look like a fake to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 04:49 PM
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Views: 942
Posted By ASPaulding
I posted photos of the measurements. I have never...

I posted photos of the measurements. I have never done point of balance before but I'm assuming use your finger and balance it then measure from the gaurd. So the small one is approximately POB 10cm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 942
Posted By ASPaulding
I'm assuming they are from the same time frame....

I'm assuming they are from the same time frame. 19th century maybe. My question is the hilts Rhino or Buffalo horn. Also can anybody translate it for me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 04:42 AM
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Posted By ASPaulding
A few more photos.

A few more photos.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 04:40 AM
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Posted By ASPaulding
Two Kilij for comments

These are the first Kilijs I have ever collected. They are quite diffrent. The larger one is much heavier then the other. I think the blade is a trade blade based on the eye lash mark. The cross...
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By ASPaulding
Thank you very much for the information.

Thank you very much for the information.
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2022, 03:58 AM
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Views: 702
Posted By ASPaulding
A few more photos.

A few more photos.
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2022, 03:56 AM
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Posted By ASPaulding
Hussar model 1777 French Mameluke??

I purchase this sword recently and have done a little research. The blade is from Klingenthal (blade valley). I think it is from the late 18th century. The hilt is Mameluke style but I don't know if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,634
Posted By ASPaulding
May I get your thoughts on mine to. I...

May I get your thoughts on mine to. I particularly curious about the age. I just got mine last weekend. Thank you
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2022, 03:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,341
Posted By ASPaulding
Thank you for sharing. That is one beautiful...

Thank you for sharing. That is one beautiful sword. One day I hope to have a nice collection of diffrent arms around 18th century or older. To me that was the time swords and daggers alike really...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,341
Posted By ASPaulding
I have cleaned it up a little. Hopefully I didn't...

I have cleaned it up a little. Hopefully I didn't devalue it to much. I planning on keeping it so it really doesn't matter. Just thought I would share the grip in question. Thank you'll again for...
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,341
Posted By ASPaulding
Thank you very much for all the information. I...

Thank you very much for all the information. I appreciate everybody's expertise in this matter. I am just in awe with the amount of knowledge everybody has. I love this forum and all of the members....
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,341
Posted By ASPaulding
Wonderful!!!

Wonderful!!!
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,341
Posted By ASPaulding
So we definitely think the blade is not a Rapier...

So we definitely think the blade is not a Rapier blade? I have heard of Transitional Rapiers that started to Evolve into a short sword.
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,341
Posted By ASPaulding
A few more.

A few more.
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,341
Posted By ASPaulding
A few more of the marks.

A few more of the marks.
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