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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:23 PM
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Posted By gp
Correct “ over de kling jagen” or even “ over de...

Correct “ over de kling jagen” or even “ over de kling springen” is the correct proverb, must be my father used it in a wide way of speaking to ventilate his feelings of the jungle encounters.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:16 PM
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Posted By gp
well that is to be seen; bichaqs and yataghans...

well that is to be seen; bichaqs and yataghans had hilts made out of horn, ivory but also bones;

2 other museums and one study
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2022, 07:02 PM
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Posted By gp
Here is a partial explanation: they took it from...

Here is a partial explanation: they took it from Indonesia, moreover Atjeh / Aceh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klewang

In Dutch it became part of our language as we have an expression ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2022, 10:24 PM
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Posted By gp
concerning the markings on the blade; just found...

concerning the markings on the blade; just found on a Croatian site on the internet a knife, with this description "BEAUTIFUL DECORATED BLADE CIRCA 1880 MADE IN BOSNIA, TOTAL LENGTH : 25.5cm HANDLE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2022, 08:40 PM
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Views: 123,034
Posted By gp
a new one which I hardly have seen: the round...

a new one which I hardly have seen:
the round top of the hilt / grip and not "fancied up" with metallic support or decoration.
Be it as support of the blade or just as an additional decoration....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th August 2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,543
Posted By gp
never thought they would come bigger, but just...

never thought they would come bigger, but just stumbled on this set
knife 39 cm
Fork 35 cm

with 2 sets, at least I can invite Detlef for a BABI PANGANG now :-)))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2022, 08:22 PM
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Views: 1,613
Posted By gp
just got a new knife / little dagger ; total...

just got a new knife / little dagger ; total length 30 cm, knife 26 cm

first thought it might be a Balkan one as many indications point into that direction.

But some of the marks on the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By gp
The Yathagan Collection in the Croatian History Museum catalogue

I do not know why but as I am unable to reply or quote on this older topic:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3181

I just open a new one with the old subject title :)

the book...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 09:39 PM
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Posted By gp
these are originals: made for the Dutch military...

these are originals: made for the Dutch military police and also used in Indonesia when it was part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Some were shortened by the Japanese during WW2
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 04:22 PM
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Views: 507
Posted By gp
It is a Tjikeroeh, they come in all sizes … ...

It is a Tjikeroeh, they come in all sizes …
from dagger, golok, to klewang.
And a variety of spelling as well
See also:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=948&highlight=Tjikeroeh
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,482
Posted By gp
although quite nice info : ...

although quite nice info :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sneyhtx3L5o

both the comments of the viewers and the explanation of the Englisg chap ( although he corrects himself very well by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,548
Posted By gp
yes I did, sadly no profile views. It comes from...

yes I did, sadly no profile views. It comes from an Austrian Habsburg K.u.K. book in German "Wissenschaftliche Mittheilungen aus Bosnien und der Hercegovina"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2022, 10:52 AM
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Views: 2,372
Posted By gp
I was not aware that Slovenia produced any...

I was not aware that Slovenia produced any weapons; can you give me some more info, details and if possible examples and pictures ? thnx ☼
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,548
Posted By gp
enclosed the pictures of the bichaq from Croatia...

enclosed the pictures of the bichaq from Croatia and 2 from Bosnia with similar decoration, so you can compare.
when I look at the grip / hilt of what the owner calls "sword", I would not call it a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,818
Posted By gp
No you have not,I think some interesting points...

No you have not,I think some interesting points are being made if one doesn’t take it personal.
Only thing I meant personal is for folks to check facts first with available sources....
which is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,482
Posted By gp
As written before… the “ green” ones were made in...

As written before… the “ green” ones were made in and only appeared during the Habsburg period 1878-1918 and after manufacturing of bichaqs was forbidden in 1878, later only approved for “ infidels”...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th August 2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,154
Posted By gp
Being a SME on physical distribution and customs,...

Being a SME on physical distribution and customs, I can advise all shipping companies, regardless if you use the local / country's postal services like USPS, DP, post NL , B Post or carriers like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 123,034
Posted By gp
update on the "scruffy": after it arrived i...

update on the "scruffy":

after it arrived i noticed the metallic little look at some spots on the scabbard were actually silver ! So no leather like some bichaqs have.
The complete scabbard has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 407,263
Posted By gp
Aga aus Sarajevo im Waffenschmuck: as displayed...

Aga aus Sarajevo im Waffenschmuck:
as displayed in the Landesmuseum, Sarajevo, circa 1899.
Source: Historical Archive of Sarajevo, Photograph Archive, Inv. No. 1276

Dignitaries in Sarajevo,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,885
Posted By gp
I agree and really think it is from the Balkans....

I agree and really think it is from the Balkans. In my 5 years of collecting only yours and mine surfaced. Mine was bought in Souther Dalmatia / Croatia but still one must not jump to early to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,482
Posted By gp
some very nice Bosnian bichaqs for further...

some very nice Bosnian bichaqs

for further reading, see also ;
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4817&highlight=bichaq
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,548
Posted By gp
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/images/editor/separator.gif

interesting "discussion"even 11 years ago:)

I think Balkan and looking at the scabbard and hilt might even be narrowed down to southern parts of the former Yugoslavia
I have got a knife / small...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,818
Posted By gp
looks like some have also been smoking here what...

looks like some have also been smoking here what we knew as Black Afghan in the late 60ies and 70ies in Europe....and caused some nice dreams
I can advise when reading books to change to Carlos...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,818
Posted By gp
' I have to disagree as the above...

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I have to disagree as the above explantion on numbers and date is actually speculation and thus unacceptable...

Please allow me to explain:

I have lived in several Arab countries for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 407,263
Posted By gp
Thank you very much for adding the picture ;...

Thank you very much for adding the picture ; these look amazing !☼

Hope to own one of these someday .....:)

would these kards perhaps be the same as the one by Islam Khodja or would his be...
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