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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2022, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Yes, the Autumn of the Gregorian year 1745. ...

Yes, the Autumn of the Gregorian year 1745.
Engraved cartouches of this type often have an old date.
The photo shows the date 1756, the middle of the Gregorian year.
An old yataghan, it's a pity...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2022, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Saracen
This is my favorite inscription on Yataghans ) ...

This is my favorite inscription on Yataghans )

The entire enemy are scattered at this knife’s blow,
It takes revenge on the enemy like Zülfikar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 02:14 PM
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Views: 1,282
Posted By Saracen
This is an amazing Kard. Thank you for posting. ...

This is an amazing Kard. Thank you for posting.
The decoration of the locket of the scabbard also looks Afghan to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
Posted By Saracen
Glad to see you here again, David. Take care of...

Glad to see you here again, David. Take care of yourself.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2022, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,161
Posted By Saracen
You're lucky. This is a very good Greek Yataghan...

You're lucky. This is a very good Greek Yataghan of the late 18th - early 19th century (maybe a little earlier). When you get it in your hands, take a closer look at the handle. A pleasant surprise...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,779
Posted By Saracen
Thanks for this link

Thanks for this link
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,537
Posted By Saracen
Thanks for this addition

Thanks for this addition
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,537
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 1st December 2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,537
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, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,537
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, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,537
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 12th November 2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,113
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, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,262
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,262
Posted By Saracen
Seven Fridays a week (Russian proverb) :)

Seven Fridays a week (Russian proverb) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,262
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
Replies: 19
Views: 5,262
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, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
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, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
Posted By Saracen
Well, then I would definitely be right :D

Well, then I would definitely be right :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
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, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,170
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, 12:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,118
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, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,925
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 16th October 2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,925
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, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,925
Posted By Saracen
The Ottoman kard. Late 18th - early 19th century

The Ottoman kard. Late 18th - early 19th century
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,925
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.
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