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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2021, 06:24 PM
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Posted By ariel
Downed planes were an important source of...

Downed planes were an important source of aluminum for SE Asia natives.
To the best of my knowledge Dahomey was never bombed during WW2.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By ariel
AFAIK, neither Waldensians nor Genoese/Venetian...

AFAIK, neither Waldensians nor Genoese/Venetian traders ever reached Dahomey. IMHO, we are faced with a classical case of parallel development.
Central European Kords ( Bauernwehrs) and Afghani...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,638
Posted By ariel
A book with that title is not on the Bookfinder...

A book with that title is not on the Bookfinder site.

However, there was an exhibition of Indian and Chinese arms in Russia in 2015: “ Mortal beauty”. The catalog is bilingual (Russian and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By ariel
Napoleon III gave sets of aluminum dinnerware to...

Napoleon III gave sets of aluminum dinnerware to his most important guests.

Less than 100 years later aluminum forks and spoons were a cheap component of pre-packaged field chow for the front...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By ariel
Yes, it is recent. They started making them in...

Yes, it is recent. They started making them in quantities after dissolution of the USSR and Uzbekistan and Tajikistan becoming independent countries. This one reminds me of Chust, a town in Eastern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By ariel
It is a Recade, ceremonial axe of the Fon people...

It is a Recade, ceremonial axe of the Fon people from Benin. King's messengers carried them across the country and proclaimed king's orders. Recade was their mark of authority: their word was king's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By ariel
100% genuine. Not very frequent, but very well...

100% genuine. Not very frequent, but very well known
See Egerton Plate XIV, #624, 19th century. Typical ch'hura from Banu.
There is an assertion that anything on Afghani weapons with brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By ariel
In a Russian book by the doyen of Russian...

In a Russian book by the doyen of Russian bladesmiths and damascus steel makers Mr. Arkhangelsky, he describes his attempts to forge a blade from a meteorite. It crumbled almost immediately, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By ariel
Marius, Very convincing. Excellent detective...

Marius,
Very convincing.
Excellent detective work!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By ariel
Apparently, this Khanjarli currently belongs to...

Apparently, this Khanjarli currently belongs to Mahratt. True?

It was first shown in the Russian book “ Mortal Beauty”( State Museum of the Orient, 2015, item # 84).
Museum items were shown...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By ariel
I am with Sajen, Looks like something from...

I am with Sajen,
Looks like something from Area 51.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By ariel
Vishnu was a god: male. Matsya by definition...

Vishnu was a god: male.
Matsya by definition is a "fish". The creature does not look like one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By ariel
Not my area of interest, so no definitive...

Not my area of interest, so no definitive comments about this particular blade.
Instead I would like to propose a very general comment:
Our mutual interest is " Oriental" weapons. By definition,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,745
Posted By ariel
There is such a thing as Seven Pillars in Ismaili...

There is such a thing as Seven Pillars in Ismaili Islam.
TE Lawrence called his war memoir Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
There are seven dots on the blades of Chinese Jians, symbolising Ursa Major....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th November 2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,440
Posted By ariel
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th November 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,440
Posted By ariel
I liked the digressions very much: they were not...

I liked the digressions very much: they were not only funny, but full of useful additions to the noble game of cockfighting.
And I never knew that Shakespeare hailed from Stratford-on- River:-)
...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,950
Posted By ariel
Thanks! Sorry for bothering you again, but...

Thanks!
Sorry for bothering you again, but this pic looks more informative than the earlier ones.
What is the width of the blade by the handle vs. close to the tip? Is there some kind of...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,950
Posted By ariel
Evgeny, You have the sword in your hands and...

Evgeny,
You have the sword in your hands and it is difficult to argue with you about the configuration of the blade.
The impression of recurvature at the distal part of the blade may indeed be an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,587
Posted By ariel
I checked the internet. Price of Sterling...

I checked the internet.
Price of Sterling Silver ( 92.5%) is $20.11 per ounce or $0.71 per gram.
A McDonalds burger with small fries would cost more than the entire silver-cladding of a miniature...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By ariel
You might be right. But the blade on mine had...

You might be right. But the blade on mine had been cleaned ( see area bu the handle). Your handle does show age, and mine does not. But as I said, the handle on mine ( especially the rattan) looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,587
Posted By ariel
European agents of serious swordmaking companies ...

European agents of serious swordmaking companies used to carry miniature copies of the real wares in their traveling cases. Prospective buyers could pick and choose. But dating them to the 1960s...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By ariel
Got it from e-bay about 30 years ago, the seller...

Got it from e-bay about 30 years ago, the seller was from Indiana.
Never seen damascus Dao before or after that.
Not my area of interest either:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By ariel
Here is mine. Rattan is in excellent shape, and...

Here is mine. Rattan is in excellent shape, and might be relatively new.
But the blade is interesting: first time I see damascus structure.
Any thoughts?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By ariel
Excellent! Dating Tibetan swords is a bitch:...

Excellent!
Dating Tibetan swords is a bitch: they stayed the same for centuries.And those from the temples never “aged”.

Currently, Tibet is kind of Shangri La, lost oasis of pacifism and ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By ariel
Don’t know about this particular example, but you...

Don’t know about this particular example, but you are not the first or the last one on this Forum or even museum circles to get the dreaded “learning experience”....

No admonitions like” caveat...
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