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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 11:34 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Locally produced blade! Nice! :)

Locally produced blade! Nice! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2022, 01:22 PM
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Views: 871
Posted By mariusgmioc
The repoussť high relief decoration are...

The repoussť high relief decoration are classical, inspired by late Roman style.

It would be quite difficult to precisely locate this plate as this type of decorations were widely used throughout...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By mariusgmioc
Now, what would I call a "saif" would be a saber...

Now, what would I call a "saif" would be a saber with a characteristic Arabic hilt and slightly broader, less curved (than a shamshir), usually imported blade like those in the photos.

You may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 11:10 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Very beautiful piece! Thank you for sharing! ...

Very beautiful piece! Thank you for sharing!

I can only guess that the exposed and rather pointy tang can be used to deliver some punching blows with reverse grip. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By mariusgmioc
Welcome to the forum! :) The name game is...

Welcome to the forum! :)

The name game is never ending and the opinions are split. Some terms that we use are are generic, some are more specific, some are ethnographically correct, some aren't.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By mariusgmioc
Welcome to the forum! :) I believe it to be...

Welcome to the forum! :)

I believe it to be an early 20th century presentation Syrian saif with an European or Indian blade.

Let's see what others have to say.

See also:
...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2021, 05:34 PM
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Views: 501
Posted By mariusgmioc
Happy and Covid-free new year in good health! ...

Happy and Covid-free new year in good health! :):):)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By mariusgmioc
Like Geoff suggested, clearly a knife version of...

Like Geoff suggested, clearly a knife version of a Laz bichaq.

The overall shape of the blade, the engravings on the blade and the bifurcated horn hilt are all consistent with the attribution to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By mariusgmioc
Beautiful axe! To me, it looks indeed like a...

Beautiful axe!
To me, it looks indeed like a 19th century Qajar axe. The style of decorations also look more Persian than Mughal to me.
The only unusual part for me is the hammer side that doesn't...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By mariusgmioc
Agreed. But that one refers only to sabres. ...

Agreed.

But that one refers only to sabres.

It should be completed with "Les Epees" also by Jean Lhoste. They both are in French.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Tea, To my eyes, the blade definitely...

Hello Tea,

To my eyes, the blade definitely doesn't look Persian. The style and technique of the damascening is definitely not Persian. More likely Turkish or even Indian. Better photos and a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By mariusgmioc
Exactly. The flexibility also prevented the...

Exactly.

The flexibility also prevented the full transfer of the shock to the elbow and shoulder of the wielder in case the blade hit a shield or a piece of armor.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By mariusgmioc
No worries Ariel! We "know" each other from some...

No worries Ariel! We "know" each other from some time and even when disagreeing I don't think we take it personally. And I quite enjoy a good healthy disagreement from time to time. :)

I just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By mariusgmioc
It was quite flexible. So maybe only the...

It was quite flexible. So maybe only the appearance is similar. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By mariusgmioc
I had an Indian Pata sword with a blade looking...

I had an Indian Pata sword with a blade looking exactly the same.

Could it be an Indian blade? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Ariel, You may have noticed that I...

Hello Ariel,

You may have noticed that I specified "in my opinion"...

And yes, I am aware of the name variations but I am also aware that at least some of us can be a little more specific by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By mariusgmioc
I don't know where they come from (albeit I...

I don't know where they come from (albeit I suspect the Asian Ottoman origin) but I don't see anything Persian.

But I might be wrong... :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By mariusgmioc
I don't know... :confused: The blade is also...

I don't know... :confused:

The blade is also very flat, which suggests rather poor rigidity for the slightest edge miss-alignment... :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, I have some doubts pertaining the...

Hello,

I have some doubts pertaining the European origin of the blade, so maybe somebody can provide more explanations as I am quite curious to learn more.

Specifically, I noticed three things...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th December 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very interesting and beautiful artwork! Thank you...

Very interesting and beautiful artwork! Thank you for sharing!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By mariusgmioc
How to check wheteher is ivory or not?! The...

How to check wheteher is ivory or not?!

The colour, with orange hue is quite unusual for ivory. Even old and much handled ivory does not usually get that hue. It becomes yellowish but more towards...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th December 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By mariusgmioc
Rumour goes the German Air Force are still...

Rumour goes the German Air Force are still struggling to find out who shot down their plane... :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello and welcome to the forum! I agree with...

Hello and welcome to the forum!

I agree with Ian.

In my opinion too, this is not a shamshir but a saif. But since names are rather relative, you can take this as you want.

In my opinion a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By mariusgmioc
I cannot tell you where this dagger comes from...

I cannot tell you where this dagger comes from but certainly doesn't have anything Korean in it.

From the photos the crossguard appears to be rhino horn and the blade appears to be made from a...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By mariusgmioc
Bingo! There is a mismatch between the...

Bingo!

There is a mismatch between the single-edged blade and the symmetrical hilt typical for double edged blades.

So I think you are spot on with your explanations!
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