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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th June 2021, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Yes. To make it possible to read the inscriptions...

Yes. To make it possible to read the inscriptions
Regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2021, 12:59 AM
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Posted By Saracen
In another cartouche, perhaps,...

In another cartouche, perhaps, "Mashallah"
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th June 2021, 12:44 AM
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Views: 193
Posted By Saracen
Thank you, Norman. I also don't understand...

Thank you, Norman.
I also don't understand much about it, because I hope that something can clarify the translation.
I really hope that this topic will be seen by dear Kwiatek and we will learn...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th June 2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Saracen
Thanks! Your postal duck just arrived (ما شاء...

Thanks! Your postal duck just arrived (ما شاء الله), and was immediately sent back with a reply message :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th June 2021, 06:35 PM
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Views: 515
Posted By Saracen
Hi, GP. Thank you for your recommendation. If it...

Hi, GP. Thank you for your recommendation. If it is not difficult, please write me these books in PM.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th June 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Saracen
I have not passed by photos of the XIX century...

I have not passed by photos of the XIX century for a long time. Only I prefer stereo photos. And then I look at them in the evenings through an old stereoscope. They give an amazing effect of being...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th June 2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Saracen
Two personal stamps

Good day to all.
Presumably Ottoman personal stamps. Please help with the translation of the text.
I would be very grateful for any of your opinions and information about these things. Assessment...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Saracen
Jambiyas are known in Western India, but as far...

Jambiyas are known in Western India, but as far as I know, they did not spread beyond the nearest points to the Arabian Peninsula in India, places of active trade: Gujarat and the coast of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Saracen
Yes, what I like about Oriental weapons is that...

Yes, what I like about Oriental weapons is that you often can't see where the weapon ends and the work of art begins. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Saracen
Some elements of the ornament of this khanjar...

Some elements of the ornament of this khanjar stylistically remind me of the elements characteristic of the Afghan weapons of the turn of the 19-20 century. I think the place of manufacture of this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Saracen
You can download this work of Vakhtang Kiziria...

You can download this work of Vakhtang Kiziria and Irakly Bakradze in English by the link here:
...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th June 2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Saracen
Thank you, Ariel and Jim, for recommending this...

Thank you, Ariel and Jim, for recommending this book. I didn't know about her.
You characterized her so vividly, for me now it is an instruction to read)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th June 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Saracen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imam_Shamil ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imam_Shamil

After Corrado26's message, you can find the information yourself, but I decided to help you :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Saracen
More like an Ottoman presentation sword. Date...

More like an Ottoman presentation sword. Date 1901. The inscription under the date seems to me like Basmala
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 48,622
Posted By Saracen
Thank you for the interesting information,...

Thank you for the interesting information, sources and examples of Bosnian bichaqs that you share here.
It is always very interesting and useful to learn new things from a person who is specially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,923
Posted By Saracen
I agree, but with one caveat :) specifically...

I agree, but with one caveat :)
specifically this shape of the blade with a raised tip has its own name: Kayiki pchak (not sure if the transliteration is correct)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,923
Posted By Saracen
Serge, no "if" :)

Serge, no "if" :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 08:55 PM
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Views: 1,923
Posted By Saracen
IMHO old Uzbek pchak

IMHO old Uzbek pchak
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By Saracen
1827 is a very interesting date for the Yatagan. ...

1827 is a very interesting date for the Yatagan.
Only one year has passed since the liquidation of the Janissary Ojak.
At this time, the population actively destroyed any janissary attributes,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By Saracen
The general shape is very similar to the...

The general shape is very similar to the Carpathian shepherd's ax-staff (valaška, fokos).
They were not always with an ax on the top; there were also other forms of pommel.
The authorities often...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By Saracen
Thanks, Kronckew Yes, I wanted to say it ...

Thanks, Kronckew
Yes, I wanted to say it




There is no pattern distortion on the bevels of the blade.
With pattern welding, there should be distortions of the pattern in these places.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By Saracen
I think this is acidic damast (sorry, I don't...

I think this is acidic damast (sorry, I don't know how to say it correctly in English. If someone understands me now :) - I will be grateful for the correct English term).
Polishing can remove...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 48,622
Posted By Saracen
Thank you for explaining this possible borrowing...

Thank you for explaining this possible borrowing between Bosnian knife and Surmene knife.
Sometimes they have a very similar decor of the handle, but even the blade characteristic for of the surmene...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 48,622
Posted By Saracen
A very interesting new family member If it were...

A very interesting new family member
If it were not for the typical Balkan design of the hilt with brass inserts, then in the shape of the blade and fullers, I would have seen a Surmene knife.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By Saracen
You have a wonderful assib jambiya, be sure to...

You have a wonderful assib jambiya, be sure to find a belt and any Yemeni will recognize you as a representative of the respected Manasib class. Congratulations :)
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