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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:55 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Another suggestion...

Another suggestion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:15 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Lovely! The blades may be wootz. Did you...

Lovely!

The blades may be wootz. Did you consider trying to etch them?

Norman's looks like a bichaq from the Balkans... I guess...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,970
Posted By mariusgmioc
For the last 10 years I have used exclusively...

For the last 10 years I have used exclusively Nital 4% for etching wootz.

Now I have run out of Nital and as it proves to be almost impossible to get in Europe, I had to switch to Ferric Chloride....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 06:57 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
This one is also very interesting but in my...

This one is also very interesting but in my opinion it doesn't look Bosnian.

I am curious what others may say?! :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2021, 06:55 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Superb wootz blade! It is the cousin of...

Superb wootz blade!

It is the cousin of mine! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2021, 09:43 AM
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Views: 582
Posted By mariusgmioc
Interesting. Any idea where is it from? Can you...

Interesting. Any idea where is it from? Can you post more photos of it?

Anyhow, I notice it is well guarded! ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2021, 07:55 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Show us your kard

Here are mine.

Two Persian (first small, 26 cm overall; second large 36 cm overall), and one Turkish Ottoman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 10:07 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Show us your Karud

Here is mine.

North Indian, 19th century, wootz blade with ivory grips and high relief koftgari on the spine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By mariusgmioc
Whether the term "KARUD", for the so called...

Whether the term "KARUD", for the so called "straight pesh-kabz" is historically based or not is open to debate.

I have seen what I consider to be valid arguments for both opinions.

However,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By mariusgmioc
So nobody wants to share their Pesh with us?!...

So nobody wants to share their Pesh with us?! :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2021, 08:33 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Here is a small part of mine...

Here is a small part of mine...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2021, 03:01 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
narrow, slender blade of triangular...

narrow, slender blade of triangular cross-section, exclusively for thrusting = stiletto

However, the construction is rather strange and I wonder if it isn't a 19th century example.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By mariusgmioc
I feel the need to straighten up some issues. ...

I feel the need to straighten up some issues.

These daggers are made in India (and Pakistan) in fairly traditional ways, and are based on historical antique examples.

So, in my opinion they are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By mariusgmioc
You cleaned it... apparently with a grinder... ...

You cleaned it... apparently with a grinder...

... and you ruined it...

... at least in my oppinion...

So, whatever you paid at the auction, now it is worth less than a quarter of that....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By mariusgmioc
Show us your pesh-kabz

I have one Persian and two North Indian.

Here they are:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By mariusgmioc
It will be very useful to have a photo of the...

It will be very useful to have a photo of the entire dagger!

However, from what I can see, it doesn't look Persian at all.

Most likely Sudanese.

The fact the text doesn't make any sense...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By mariusgmioc
I beg to differ! From my experience, price...

I beg to differ!

From my experience, price is the most misleading criteria possible.

On one hand the whole idea of selling fake ivory is to sell plastic at the price of ivory.

On the other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By mariusgmioc
Indian or Pakistani, 20th century work, most...

Indian or Pakistani, 20th century work, most likely for foreign collector/tourist market.

They are still made these days, usually with low quality pattern welded blades. Just eBay "mughal horse...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By mariusgmioc
As I was intrigued by this discussion I did a...

As I was intrigued by this discussion I did a short internet research concerning ivory imitations and it turns out there are resins that imitate ivory quite well, including the Schreger lines.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By mariusgmioc
The scabbard is very nicely worked, while the...

The scabbard is very nicely worked, while the knife is sub-average, so I see a miss-match.

Adding the fact that the scabbard is significantly longer, I would say it does not belong to this blade....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By mariusgmioc
To me it is UNDOUBTEDLY ivory! There are...

To me it is UNDOUBTEDLY ivory!

There are many extremely good imitation materials for ivory, but I am not aware of any capable of replicating the Schreger lines.

The hot needle test is literally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By mariusgmioc
Magnificent!

Magnificent!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Gustav for your comment! And thank you...

Thank you Gustav for your comment! And thank you Mahratt for opening this very interesting thread!

I had no idea that the Khanjarli is associated to Vishnu.

In that case the figure I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By mariusgmioc
I concur with what Robin said. Seen many similar...

I concur with what Robin said. Seen many similar ones in the souk of Muscat.
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By mariusgmioc
I consider this a rather clear example of a...

I consider this a rather clear example of a STILETTO.

Absolutely not a left-hand dagger.
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