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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 08:37 AM
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Posted By GePi
Thank you very much for the correction. I was...

Thank you very much for the correction. I was very unsure about the name because I lack the linguistic background you obviously have.

Did you also see the other kard scabbard in the same fashion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 12:58 PM
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Posted By GePi
I am certain of that as well, it probably had a...

I am certain of that as well, it probably had a walrus hilt at one time, but where and when it was changed, who knows. The koftgari motive on the bolster reminds me of this Pesh/Karud, so for me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2021, 10:17 PM
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Posted By GePi
Yes, I saw that post too and am also quite...

Yes, I saw that post too and am also quite convinced.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2021, 09:30 PM
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Posted By GePi
A small update for those interested, while...

A small update for those interested, while hunting around the forum for pictures not yet in my collection I stumbled upon this old but pertinent thread (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 06:04 PM
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Posted By GePi
Thank you for the insight, it seems Dagestan...

Thank you for the insight, it seems Dagestan might be a good possibility after all. The dagger was auctioned off from quite an old German collection so perhaps the attribution comes from true...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 09:58 AM
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Posted By GePi
Thanks, I am still pretty stoked I got it. I...

Thanks, I am still pretty stoked I got it.

I agree that caucasian scabbards have similarly decorated fittings, and I am sure that is where the attribution by the auctioneer comes from, but I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 07:23 AM
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Posted By GePi
The first maker's cartouche I read as امل احمد...

The first maker's cartouche I read as امل احمد خان, work of Ahmad Khan.

The secend maker's cartouche I can not make out at all, there seems to be an unusual flourish in the calligraphy that I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By GePi
The big cartouche I can partially read, but I do...

The big cartouche I can partially read, but I do not get the meaning:
it starts حق نظز (haq nadhar), both are words which I know, but not their meaning in this context. After that I am less sure, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By GePi
A fancy peshkabz, a call for help on translation and thoughts on provenance

Hello,

I have been looking for years for a high quality persian style peshkabz and finally I was able to acquire one (two actually), although it took a kamikaze-like approach to get them.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,806
Posted By GePi
Great, thanks!

Great, thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,153
Posted By GePi
I also think the cartouche above says "bandeh-e...

I also think the cartouche above says "bandeh-e velayat shah Abbas", as you would expect, but the calligraphy is not great and the picture is a bit blurry.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 11:48 AM
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Posted By GePi
That matches my experience, although I have never...

That matches my experience, although I have never had the chance to use nital myself.
Does your friend work on comission, or does he only do the work for you as a personal favor?
I do have some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,153
Posted By GePi
It's this one (عمل کلبعلی). Also some more...

It's this one (عمل کلبعلی).
Also some more swords with snake motives which I think are all Qajar Persia, even the one with the disk pommel I believe:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,153
Posted By GePi
The maker's cartouche reads kalb'ali. These...

The maker's cartouche reads kalb'ali. These engraved snakes can be found on quite a few 'extravagant' qajar era persian sword blades, mostly wootz tooas far as I have seen
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,806
Posted By GePi
Can you source nital in the Netherlands as a...

Can you source nital in the Netherlands as a private person? Here in Germany I have been trying to buy it several times, but not been able to without being associated with a lab.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,425
Posted By GePi
Thank you for the replies! I haven't even...

Thank you for the replies!

I haven't even noticed that there are two Bikaner-specific lines present in that whole jumble. Perhaps the sword was 'on loan' for a while and had to be reshelfed when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By GePi
True, though usually there is only a sigle...

True, though usually there is only a sigle inscription. This one has a whole lot more written on it, it would be great to find out more about it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,425
Posted By GePi
A Rajput Tulwar for comment and help with translation (again)

Hi all, I have another piece to share, this time a nice tulwar sword.
It is probably familiar to some of you because it has been sitting on a well known dealer's site for quite a while before I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,798
Posted By GePi
On that note, look what I just now found while...

On that note, look what I just now found while semi-randomly browsing around on instagram.
I find this rather interesting, the only variation is with the characters in the upper right corner. Maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,798
Posted By GePi
Yep, that picture is better than the one on their...

Yep, that picture is better than the one on their website. I think I photographed this one out of one of Robert Elgood's books.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,798
Posted By GePi
I actually sifted through my refererence picture...

I actually sifted through my refererence picture collection when I got the sword months ago to compare it to other examples.
I thought I could not get to these because I am away from my home...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,798
Posted By GePi
True, that's why I was sure it actually had some...

True, that's why I was sure it actually had some meaning. Perhaps it's just nonsensical, made by someone illiterate in the script. I'm pretty sure I have seen indian blades with meaningless...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,798
Posted By GePi
All right, thank you for giving it a shot though.

All right, thank you for giving it a shot though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,798
Posted By GePi
Okay, with a whole lot of fiddling I think I...

Okay, with a whole lot of fiddling I think I managed to trick my cell phone camera into being a bit less crappy for a second, but I don't know if it is enough :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,798
Posted By GePi
Another translation request of a stamp on a pulwar blade

Since I got such a quick and expert response on my last post here is another head scratcher.

It concerns a pulwar with a well made blade, which I believe was made in northern India. Besides some...
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