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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 07:56 AM
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Posted By mahratt
Ian, I definitely agree with you about tribal...

Ian,
I definitely agree with you about tribal ethnographic weapons. But, Oriental arms (Indo-Persian, Ottoman, etc.) in recent years, has been actively monitored by all collectors.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 07:22 AM
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Posted By mahratt
Ariel, I hope that after you translate the...

Ariel, I hope that after you translate the inscriptions from this item, there will be a fascinating article in a scientific journal in which you will state your theory based on this subject. I'm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 08:55 PM
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Posted By mahratt
Ian, I did not write (not to upset our dear...

Ian, I did not write (not to upset our dear Ariel) that serious collectors of Oriental arms have long known that all lots from this seller were made in recent times. But, as I wrote earlier, everyone...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 08:48 PM
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Posted By mahratt
These daggers are quite common for Trabzon...

These daggers are quite common for Trabzon region.
The spine is straight till the thinner sharp edge which has a slight curve as well as the cutting edge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,795
Posted By mahratt
Yes, Marius. And don't forget that the horn on...

Yes, Marius. And don't forget that the horn on hilt is in perfect condition. In this case, usually if the item has served 150-200 years, as written by the seller, the handle from horn looks a little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By mahratt
I apologize in advance. What I post in this...

I apologize in advance. What I post in this comment is just an opinion. So everyone can continue to think as they want :)
Two replies from the Russian forum, where I posted photos of the "unique...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,795
Posted By mahratt
No one is surprised by the presence of varying...

No one is surprised by the presence of varying degrees of rust on the blade and the perfect preservation of the horn handle?

I would very much like to see a high-quality photo (high-quality -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 53,542
Posted By mahratt
This is a Russian buckle. Buckles of this kind...

This is a Russian buckle. Buckles of this kind were often made of niello silver and often bore the inscription “Caucasus”.
But there were buckles just like yours:
https://www.vitber.com/lot/31228
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By mahratt
India. late 19th century.

India. late 19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 09:35 PM
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Posted By mahratt
The link contains modern knives that have nothing...

The link contains modern knives that have nothing to do with the samples of knives of the late 19th - early 20th century...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,144
Posted By mahratt
An excellent knife for the late 19th century....

An excellent knife for the late 19th century. Here is a similar one from the collection of the Danish ethnographer Ole Olufsen from the expedition to Bukhara in the 1890s
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd May 2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By mahratt
Here is the size

Here is the size
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd May 2021, 10:23 PM
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Posted By mahratt
An interesting version. But I have never seen a...

An interesting version. But I have never seen a Persian matchlock gun or Indian matchlock gun (torador) with such a trigger.
This is undoubtedly a Persian work
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd May 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,604
Posted By mahratt
I thought about it ... But in my opinion too...

I thought about it ... But in my opinion too graceful ...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st May 2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,604
Posted By mahratt
interesting Persian item

Hello guys!
Does anyone know how this Persian item was used?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,414
Posted By mahratt
The first knife from the topic is in Indian...

The first knife from the topic is in Indian scabbard, not in Central Asian ones. In the other two examples, you can observe the scabbard from large Central Asian knives that were matched to small...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,414
Posted By mahratt
Again, there are a lot of empty words that are...

Again, there are a lot of empty words that are not related to the topic of discussion. It is not clear why this political information about the "USSR - an empire of evil" is in the subject)))) I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,414
Posted By mahratt
I take no offence. Moreover, I am not offended by...

I take no offence. Moreover, I am not offended by certain participants. It's just that if people write nonsense because of their lack of knowledge, I point it out)))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,414
Posted By mahratt
The scabbard that you demonstrate in the topic...

The scabbard that you demonstrate in the topic belongs to the pchak knives that were made in the USSR. As I wrote above, they differed in shape from the old samples of this type of knives. Thank you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,414
Posted By mahratt
Thanks for the example. It seems in childhood...

Thanks for the example.
It seems in childhood such a comparison was called "find 10 differences".
The only thing in common between these scabbards is that they are made of silver ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,414
Posted By mahratt
There are a lot of letters and little meaning......

There are a lot of letters and little meaning... Why invent mythical Meskhetian Turks who allegedly made a sheath of silver in the USSR in the second half of the 20th century? Probably Ariel left the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,414
Posted By mahratt
It is not clear why post a photo of this Ottoman...

It is not clear why post a photo of this Ottoman knife in the subject. His scabbard has no resemblance to the scabbard of the item in question ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By mahratt
I agree with the participants who wrote that this...

I agree with the participants who wrote that this belt is from Afghanistan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,414
Posted By mahratt
It would be interesting to see a Ottoman knife in...

It would be interesting to see a Ottoman knife in a scabbard of the same decor. Unfortunately, I am not aware of such samples. But, probably, Ariel and Saracen will demonstrate such items.

In the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,414
Posted By mahratt
I agree with ariel. My opinion is that the item...

I agree with ariel. My opinion is that the item is assembled from three parts (quite possibly a long time ago). The scabbard is undoubtedly made in Central Asia. The hilt and blade have nothing to do...
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