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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:22 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes, there is some inscription. I am hoping that...

Yes, there is some inscription. I am hoping that maybe Kwiatek will be able to translate it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2021, 04:20 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Arabic daggers for ID

Any comments are welcome!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 08:27 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
And here are some examples from the Ethnography...

And here are some examples from the Ethnography Museum in Leiden.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 02:36 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Magnificent! This is worthy for a museum. Thank...

Magnificent! This is worthy for a museum. Thank you for sharing!

Real, high quality phurbas like this one are very rare. Most that I have seen are of brass and of pretty low quality workmanship.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 04:36 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for the close-ups! So it is...

Thank you for the close-ups!

So it is riveted. :)

And it has clear signs of age. :)

Original antique, most likely made of two pieces joined together (since the riveting part if the rings is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 03:53 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Interesting topic and definitely food for...

Interesting topic and definitely food for thought!

Now what antique photos of people wearing traditional dress may tell us is open to interpretation and debate as we won't know the circumstances...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 09:06 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Upon more in-depth examination of the photos, I...

Upon more in-depth examination of the photos, I believe this is a mix of antique and modern work, containing a piece of genuine, antique chainmail (the upper part) that was completed with some modern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 08:52 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes, good quality close-ups of the rings would be...

Yes, good quality close-ups of the rings would be very useful.

Anyhow, from what I see from these photos, the chainmail appears to be simply butted not riveted.

If true, this may mean the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 05:44 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Wow! Thank you for sharing this very rare...

Wow!

Thank you for sharing this very rare photo!
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By mariusgmioc
I am not aware of the existence of such...

I am not aware of the existence of such technology.

Can you please provide more details?!

From all I know this kind of pattern was made by punching and chiseling.
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2021, 09:13 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2021, 01:53 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Yep, English, from the end of 18th centrury would...

Yep, English, from the end of 18th centrury would be my guess (maybe contemporary to mine so the estimate of 1770 seems reasonably correct).

I would still look for the silver marks as English...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2021, 08:31 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Radboud, I believe it is quite obvious...

Hello Radboud,

I believe it is quite obvious it is a cast copy.

Could you identify the metal of the hilt? My bet will go for a tin alloy.
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2021, 01:48 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
The hilt of your sword appears to be an exact...

The hilt of your sword appears to be an exact copy of mine (by William Kinman of London, in 1772):

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=27044
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 08:35 AM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By mariusgmioc
Indeed! But good luck doing any research in...

Indeed!

But good luck doing any research in Afghanistan now... and in the coming decades too! :mad:
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,126
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Very interesting information! Thank you...

Very interesting information!

Thank you guys! :)
Forum: European Armoury 14th August 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,644
Posted By mariusgmioc
You should be asking "why most of Europe could...

You should be asking "why most of Europe could not produce sword blades of the same quality as the Germans?"

And the answer is, "yes, they could."

The quality of the blades made in Toledo made...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 08:55 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes they were! Solingen blades were traded...

Yes they were!

Solingen blades were traded since the Viking times.

In the 15th century Solingen has raised to a fortified city becoming one of the largest (if not THE largest) blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2021, 12:05 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
They are Arabic and there is a date: ١٢١٣ =...

They are Arabic and there is a date:

١٢١٣ = 1213 Hijri year = 1798-1799 Gregorian.

However, I believe the date is spurious as the blade looks much more recent.
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By mariusgmioc
This is a recently made dagger (not stiletto). ...

This is a recently made dagger (not stiletto).

1. The cross-guard is made from a flat band of steel that was not thick enough to encompass the whole circumference of circular decorations, that...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,083
Posted By mariusgmioc
In my opinion this is a fairly recent work, but...

In my opinion this is a fairly recent work, but sporting a probably old blade

I know of modern resins that imitate ivory even to the cracks... but NOT in the Schreger lines. Does your hilt show...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,983
Posted By mariusgmioc
Waloon sword for sure and from Amsterdam but the...

Waloon sword for sure and from Amsterdam but the blade...
Crowned head?!
Wundes?!
Weyersberg?!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very nice aquisition! To me, this looks like...

Very nice aquisition!

To me, this looks like a North Indian straight pesh-kabz or "karud."

The wootz appears to be of high quality with a pattern often seen on 18th century blades (but just by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By mariusgmioc
The koftgari masters are not necessary very...

The koftgari masters are not necessary very literate and in most cases just copy an older script/pattern or simply reproduce it from memory.

And this is valid for late 19th century koftgari as it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mariusgmioc
The black one is Sevillan style but most likely...

The black one is Sevillan style but most likely made in Albacete.

The other one is a kind of mixed and it confuses me but it definitely looks Spanish, close to Albacetan style.
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