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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By RobT
Similar Hilt

Ian,

Thanks for the information. As you can see, the hilt on my dagger is very similar even though the pommel, cross guard, and blade are very different. I had always thought that my stiletto was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By RobT
Ariel & Tim, Thanks for the kind words. I...

Ariel & Tim,

Thanks for the kind words. I think this sort of thing is kind of like a fender bender where, had I been a bit more attentive, I wouldn't have gotten hit.

Ian,

I did read your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By RobT
A Learning Experience?

Hi All,

European weaponry isn't really my thing but because this Dutch klewang (ostensibly VOC) was being sold for very little, I decided to take a chance. Upon carefully examining the sword, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By RobT
Why Not Pashto?

Why not give the country of origin in Pashto? The alphabet is basically Arabic. While most people in Kyrgizstan or Tajikistan don't speak Pashto, surely there are enough there that could write a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By RobT
But Why in English?

Ausjulius,

If I understand you correctly, you are saying that there possibly is a knife making center in Kyrgizstan that is making traditional style chooras for export to Afghanistan because the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By RobT
Thanks

Hi All,

Thanks for your input and information. Whatever the KG stands for, it isn't Kyrgyzstan.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By RobT
Ariel, Thanks for the response. Your...

Ariel,

Thanks for the response. Your explanation sounds more plausible but there seems to be a bit of confusion about Kyrgistan's official abbreviation. Initially, I did a search for "made in KG"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By RobT
Interesting Choora Inscription

Hi All,

I just picked up this choora which I believe is very recently made. The hilt scales and ears are plastic (made to imitate butterscotch amber perhaps?). Other than the choice of hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,643
Posted By RobT
Flash Drive

Hi All,

I am using a 128GB (larger ones are available) flash drive that can be plugged into my i-phone via a lightning connection on on end or my Mac computer via a USB connection on the other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By RobT
Acid Etched?

Hi Rafngard,

The eighth photo (the real close-up of the blade) appears to show texture. If that is correct, I would suspect that the blade has an acid etched pattern. I have an acid etched kard so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By RobT
I Agree with You

Detlif,

I also always thought that these blades came from North Africa and have been given information attributing them to the Eritrean region. Googling pengulu yields a definition of "a leader of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By RobT
Detlef, If I am not mistaken, you provided a...

Detlef,

If I am not mistaken, you provided a photo of a page from The Batak by A Sibeth. Does the the book identify the leftmost dagger (the one with the curved blade and brass sheath)? If so,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,462
Posted By RobT
Thank You For All Your Selfless Dedication

Lee,

Please allow me to join the chorus of thanks for all your work. I have been a member of the forum for many years and consider it a vital and enjoyable adjunct to my collecting hobby. For me,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,763
Posted By RobT
Hi All, Here are my two. The haft on the...

Hi All,

Here are my two. The haft on the Padsumbalin appears to have been taken from a hatchet. There is a small, round, copper token (stamped 343) attached to the haft. A former item from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Responses

Kubur,
Thanks for the complement and possible origin. I cleaned up the blade a bit when I first got it but it does deserve some more work (including replacement of the missing back strap).
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By RobT
Spine, T-Rib & Tip Close-ups

Kubur
I have made close-ups of the spine at hilt, T-Rib and tip of my blade. Caliper measurement of the spine at hilt measures 11/32" (between 8 & 9mm, .34375 decimal inches). The T-Rib tapers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By RobT
The Sheath May Hold the Clue

Athanase,

I look forward to the photos of your yataghan. The sheath for your blade may provide a clue of origin. If yours is very similar to mine and you are sure that yours is from Indonesia,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By RobT
Thanks For The Responses

David R
You have a good point. Save for the motif on the sheath throat, my piece is certainly without any inscription or decoration. So, unless somebody knows of an area where yataghans are made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By RobT
Nothing?!

Hi All,

Last month I posted a request for info on the origin of this yataghan. Despite over 500 views there has been zero response. I have been a Viking Sword member for a long time and this is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By RobT
Plain Jane Yataghan Origin Requested

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me where this no frills Yataghan comes from. Perhaps the design on the sheath throat (which looks to me like a bird in a tree) is a clue. The blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,153
Posted By RobT
Possible Devnagiri Numbers

Hi RSWORD,

The first digit appears to be a Devnagiri 2 and the second digit may be a 5 (although the curlicue at the bottom is atypical. You can look up Devnagiri numerals on line and see what you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,059
Posted By RobT
Sheath May Help

Ian,

I have a dagger just like yours and, like yours, mine is missing the hilt wrap. I have seen a few of these daggers over the years, so I guess that they are popular but I don't ever recall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,059
Posted By RobT
Philippine Dagger For Consideration

Hi All,

Here is a dagger from my collection which also features dual concave rebates at the forte. The sides of the blade at the concavities are flat (about 1/8" [3.175mm] thick). Given the style...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,632
Posted By RobT
Translation

Hi All,

As bhushan_lawate noted, the inscription is upside down. The inscription is in two parts. One part is military info and the other part is a phrase of praise. The translation I propose for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,258
Posted By RobT
Thanks Sajen & Tanaruz

Sajen, thanks for the correction. It has been duly noted in my records.

Tanaruz, thanks for the new info and special thanks for your diligent effort to confirm same. If pehlet is confirmed as the...
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