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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:15 PM
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:14 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Hello, Thank you and welcome to the forum !! ...

Hello,
Thank you and welcome to the forum !!
Yes it can be indeed a chechen origin, etched-engraved decorations on the blade and arabian script can match,

I found this kinjal on internet, with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:39 AM
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Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Hello Kwiatek, Thank you for time and help !! ...

Hello Kwiatek,
Thank you for time and help !!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 09:12 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Amazing piece !!! I Love it !:) Is the scabbard...

Amazing piece !!! I Love it !:)
Is the scabbard made of wootz ??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By francantolin
Hello all, Glad if Kwiatek can help !! :) ...

Hello all,
Glad if Kwiatek can help !! :)

I post other picture about what I found in my internet ''hunt'' for pulwars with similar hilt and scabbard,
found two,
I think, 18th century is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By francantolin
? :confused: Quite the contrary, it's a...

? :confused:

Quite the contrary, it's a really light picture ! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank's a lot gentlemen for your...

Hello,
Thank's a lot gentlemen
for your useful ( and corroborating :) ) advice !

Sure remove rust removes a part of history
but It can make appear buried signs/clues ( but I'm ok, this time...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By francantolin
the last... Kind regards

the last...


Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you for the comments, It needed...

Hello,
Thank you for the comments,
It needed more informations about the sword:

an heavy sword weight 1080 grams
length 98cm, 103cm with scabbard

The blade fits good entirely in the scabbard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you Jim for the comments about...

Hello,

Thank you Jim for the comments about pulwars swords,
so a modern blade for you ?

I waited before my reply but not a lot of success with the translation...

I'll try with a few more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By francantolin
There are two eye lash marks and on the other...

There are two eye lash marks
and on the other side an interesting stamp at the basis of the blade
( cf picture )

For me it's an indian blade with this mark
but for the seller it comes from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By francantolin
an Afghan pulwar sword -translation if possible...

Hello gentlemen,

I received this large pulwar sword,
I trade this sword with other stuff,
it wasn't inexpensive but I think it's a good piece.

The hilt is finely crafted and
the blade seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By francantolin
Just for share, and for knowledge :) THANK...

Just for share,
and for knowledge :)

THANK YOU !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By francantolin
Hello, The hilt is made of light ''bad''...

Hello,

The hilt is made of light ''bad'' quality wood
but I find the blade not that bad,
( and less than 20 euros is correct for no ? )

If you don't like it , you can give it to a charity...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th May 2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By francantolin
Richard ??? have you other pictures ?

Richard ???

have you other pictures ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 10:12 AM
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Views: 564
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you all for your messages, ...

Hello,

Thank you all for your messages,
I'm not sure about damascus but I don't think humidity and water can make this ''pattern'' so deeply ''engraved'' in the blade,
I sanded it ( 400 and 600...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By francantolin
Gurade sword with nice french blade

Hello dear members,

I wanted to share with you the pictures of this ethiopian gurade sword,
made with a french blade,
Manufacture Impériale de Chatellerault 1856 Cavallerie mod 1829,

the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th May 2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By francantolin
14,5cm overall or just the tip ? look like a...

14,5cm overall or just the tip ?

look like a twisted ( Why ???)
Yanone japanese arrow head ( if small )
or a yari spear head ( medium size ...)

Just a guess...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you Jean and Marius for your...

Hello,

Thank you Jean and Marius for your messages,

the tombak is the javanese name for a spear head, am I right ?
any idea about age of the spear head ?
Do they blacksmiths forge it with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By francantolin
small kriss-pedang dagger

Hello dear members,

I'd like please your advice and opinion about this dagger,

It looks like a pedang lurus but here it's more a small dagger ( 15 inches long with scabbard )

The hilt seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By francantolin
Thank you all for your comments and help for...

Thank you all for your comments
and help for fix the origin of the knife/dagger !!

I didn't know it was called a Gile.

I post two pictures of the hilt parts, a little translucence,
help me to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By francantolin
ethiopian dagger ? or from Sahara ?

Hello dear members,
I just bought this small dagger, nothing special but I liked the ornaments on the scabbard
( seems small silver pieces and brass/copper pearls on leather parts)

The hilt is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,098
Posted By francantolin
Thank's a lot Kwiatek !!!!! Really interesting...

Thank's a lot Kwiatek !!!!!
Really interesting :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By francantolin
I put too some pictures of the blade, really...

I put too some pictures of the blade,
really thin longitudinal carvings until the tip,

For the steel quality,
I saw many yatagan blades but not with this steel structure,
''aluminum like'' (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By francantolin
another Yatagan with inscriptions, traduction please

Hello dear members,

I already post the pictures of this yatagan but now I'd like infos about the cartouches on both side of the blade,
pictures are not marvellous but I did my best,
the koftgari...
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