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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:15 AM
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Posted By Saracen
Thanks for this addition

Thanks for this addition
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Saracen
I absolutely agree with you about the importance...

I absolutely agree with you about the importance of supporting the theory with factual materials, but I would not belittle the value of empirical data, especially supported by a sufficient...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Sure. Emma Astvatsaturyan in "Turkish Arms"...

Sure. Emma Astvatsaturyan in "Turkish Arms" explores the collections of two leading Russian museums: the Hermitage and the State Historical Museum. This is a large and sufficient sampling. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2021, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Saracen
I apologize for the late and very long (and...

I apologize for the late and very long (and probably not very literate in the language :)) text, but such an event could not but affect such an attribute of the Janissaries as yataghan.
It was not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2021, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Saracen
The engraving on the blade and the inscription...

The engraving on the blade and the inscription are quite standard.
It is very common and characteristic of Greek yataghans and in this form as here I would define it at the very end of the 18th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2021, 12:08 AM
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Posted By Saracen
It is also interesting that on all kards the...

It is also interesting that on all kards the inscription in gold koftgari is applied only on the right side of the blade. When you're having dinner with friends and holding a kard in your right hand,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Saracen
In the Islamic tradition, there would be eight...

In the Islamic tradition, there would be eight names. Kitmir, their dog, was also with the youths.
I also think that in this case the dots would be located in one block.
But look at the photo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Seven Fridays a week (Russian proverb) :)

Seven Fridays a week (Russian proverb) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Thank you, Teodor. I didn't see these two dots...

Thank you, Teodor. I didn't see these two dots before.
Without these dots, I had another beautiful interpretation of the five dots:
the hand of the owner of the sword is led by Muhammad himself,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2021, 01:44 AM
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Views: 1,583
Posted By Saracen
The five dots can mean the Five Pillars of Islam....

The five dots can mean the Five Pillars of Islam.
The second interpretation of the five points is the family of Muhammad: Muhammad himself, his daughter Fatimah, his son-in-law Ali, his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2021, 01:29 AM
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Views: 886
Posted By Saracen
Hi, Gunar. Sorry. PM is now available. I'm always...

Hi, Gunar. Sorry. PM is now available. I'm always glad to get a message from you.

David R, this is a very beautiful knife, I always like their aggressive, "predatory" blade shape.
There is some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Well, then I would definitely be right :D

Well, then I would definitely be right :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 12:44 AM
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Posted By Saracen
By the style of the scabbard hanging, the...

By the style of the scabbard hanging, the characteristic crescent-shaped markings at the ends of the fullers and the shape of the blade, I would assume the northeastern region of Turkey. I would name...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2021, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Maybe there are marks on one side in order to...

Maybe there are marks on one side in order to properly take the boomerang for a throw without looking at it?
Without taking your eyes off the target?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2021, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Saracen
I'm not worried about that. There will be a...

I'm not worried about that. There will be a wonderful wootz pattern on the insides :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,630
Posted By Saracen
You have a sharp eye! I hardly see these stripes....

You have a sharp eye! I hardly see these stripes. Most likely, there is really rub in the scabbard.
I know that the blade is wootz. He had already been etch, but this blade can clearly show the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 12:52 AM
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Posted By Saracen
Yes, of course, the blade of this kard is wootz. ...

Yes, of course, the blade of this kard is wootz.
There is a very beautiful, "curly" structure, similar to the wootz pattern on the blade of your Ottoman kard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2021, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Saracen
The Ottoman kard. Late 18th - early 19th century

The Ottoman kard. Late 18th - early 19th century
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 12:44 AM
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Views: 2,630
Posted By Saracen
Sorry, kronckew. Yesterday it was four years...

Sorry, kronckew. Yesterday it was four years since my feathered one crossed over this bridge. And I'm glad and grateful to them all that they were with us.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,630
Posted By Saracen
On the photo is this the cool dog, that has...

On the photo is this the cool dog, that has feathers? ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,279
Posted By Saracen
Sorry, Cyten. I can't read the inscriptions, I...

Sorry, Cyten. I can't read the inscriptions, I just remember the spelling of some of them. Let's hope that someone who knows the language will look into this topic. I am also interested in the name...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By Saracen
Ariel and Marius, thank you for your...

Ariel and Marius, thank you for your explanations.
Here is the karud (pesh-kabz) that I wanted to show...

Removed at the requirement of Mariusgmioc (inconsistency with the topic)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By Saracen
Can I share a just karud? I heard that in...

Can I share a just karud?
I heard that in English "karud" and "pesh-kabz" are the same thing :).
The first one is just "kard", and the second one is the same kard, that is worn "hilt (pesh)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,338
Posted By Saracen
This is a very good topic. She is very "warm". ...

This is a very good topic. She is very "warm".
For some reason, it stopped in 2009. Why don't you continue it today?
Perhaps something has changed since that time? :)
And don't forget to show...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,279
Posted By Saracen
In the last photo, the Arabic ritual exclamation...

In the last photo, the Arabic ritual exclamation Mashallah (what Allah willed). But the photo is upside down. Below the stamp is dated 1278 Hijra (1861-62).
On the blade of the dagger the signature...
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