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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2022, 07:05 PM
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Posted By gp
I have a similar one and was told it to be...

I have a similar one and was told it to be Tunesian:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25906
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2022, 07:43 PM
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Posted By gp
count me in... :D I am also looking for a...

count me in... :D

I am also looking for a vintage or antique Uygur one but think it to be a most challenging endeavour
as it will be one requiring a lot of patience and a bag of money.
it had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2022, 07:21 PM
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Posted By gp
Yangigisar: not to be mistaken with the...

Yangigisar: not to be mistaken with the neighbouring province Yangishar.


Yangigisar (uygur ناھىيىسى ) of Yingjisha County (wale 县) - province Kashgar in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous area in China...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2022, 06:40 PM
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Posted By gp
Thns again for all your input; highly...

Thns again for all your input; highly appreciated. I shall try to make some better pics but more important for me is to find out the origin ...
Even if it would be a tourist piece for the "upper...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By gp
thank you all for your swift replies, which are...

thank you all for your swift replies, which are most interesting to me.
Even if there is no conclusive answer, or at least not yet....
Henceforth looking very much forward to further info.

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By gp
thnx a lot; yes I see some similarities with the...

thnx a lot; yes I see some similarities with the Pedang Lurus which can be found on the internet.
But I couldn't find any with this kind of hilt ( even in horn, bone or wood).
As the Pedang are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 07:08 PM
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Posted By gp
Mostly these are of Uzbek origin but as you...

Mostly these are of Uzbek origin but as you mention Chinese characters it might well be an Uyghurian Pchak and originating from Yangigisar, an ancient Uyghur city in East Turkestan, which is very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By gp
Sewar or not? If not, than wot..?

I got offered some nice Ottoman bichaqs from Turkey and the Balkans.
Amongst it was a yataghan....according to the seller.
No way a yataghan was my immediate thought; rather Asian and more than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By gp
Tuan Sajen..?;)

Tuan Sajen..?;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 11:47 PM
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Views: 108,148
Posted By gp
next to the 2 buckles shown in the above reply...

next to the 2 buckles shown in the above reply by mahratt ( the 2 pictures again enclosed), I found a 3rd one / my 2nd which looks similar to the Caucasian one but without the name in ofcource...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By gp
thnx a lot... indeed most likely and makes best...

thnx a lot... indeed most likely and makes best sense : a nice piece of cutlery.


So at least Detlef and I can have a nice BBQ together this comming summer ! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By gp
some feedback I got from Turkey : "most of...

some feedback I got from Turkey :

"most of these are from the first quarter of C 20th, Ottoman Turkish antique belt / sash dagger with unusual steel blade and horn handle.
Blade with a drooping...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By gp
some feedback I got from Turkey : "most of...

some feedback I got from Turkey :

"most of these are from the first quarter of C 20th, Ottoman Turkish antique belt / sash dagger with unusual steel blade and horn handle.
Blade with a drooping...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By gp
your advice please....

not a big one (19 cm total: 10 cm blade and 9 grip/hilt), yet very sharp....
the yataghan-like grip/hilt is made from horn, seperated from the very thick and strong blade by a thin plate of copper ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,925
Posted By gp
well to inflict maximum damage in battle, one...

well to inflict maximum damage in battle, one doesn't sharpen a blade...those wounds don't heal as easy as a sharp cut one and tend to be more deadly.
That's a lesson I learned from my late father...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,354
Posted By gp
some more info I found: ...

some more info I found:

https://uofa.ru/en/nozh-pchak-dlya-chego-prednaznachen-nozh-uzbekskii-ruchnoi-raboty/

and an older one in this forum:
...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By gp
I am sorry, it was some time ago when I...

I am sorry, it was some time ago when I downloaded it, perhaps you can try by searching on the Serbo-Croat name :

Gavro a. Skrivanic - Oruzje u Srednjovekovnoj Srbiji, Bosni i Dubrovniku

or in...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By gp
something went wrong with the upload of the...

something went wrong with the upload of the English text, hereby...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By gp
ARМOUR AND WEAPONS IN MEDIEVAL SERBIA, BOSNIA AND DUBROVNIK

Some information on the topic in an English summary. The complete book can legally be downloaded from the internet.

Although written in Cyrillic, the pictures and drawings are most interesting as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 52,186
Posted By gp
just came to my mind: this Austrian /...

just came to my mind:

this Austrian / Habsburgian regiment was a border regiment from Dalmatia: actually recruted mostly from the poorer regions around Split, Dubrovnik and the Bay of Kotor ( the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 108,148
Posted By gp
just a foot note concerning the Ottoman period...

just a foot note concerning the Ottoman period and more specific on the Janiczars :

obviously based upon "the glory and victory "songs were made,
also on the skills, beauty and sucess of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,411
Posted By gp
and the last couple.... happy reading !☼☼☼

and the last couple....
happy reading !☼☼☼
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,411
Posted By gp
well "uncle"Jim and Interested Party ...as I was...

well "uncle"Jim and Interested Party ...as I was most happy to oblige, a "few" more titles of books and articles on this topic :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 108,148
Posted By gp
and the last pics . what do you think ? Might...

and the last pics .
what do you think ? Might it be a local trying to be creative, an apprentice first trying his skills or somethin else...?
I honestly wouldn't know but think it interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 108,148
Posted By gp
a new addition to my collection but a strange one...

a new addition to my collection but a strange one :

first the year 1879: 1 year after the conquering and annexation of Bosnia by Habsburg...not often seen
Secondly the style of the blade is more...
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