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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2019, 02:50 PM
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Thanks. It is useful.

Thanks. It is useful.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2019, 02:00 PM
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Posted By ariel
Kubur, I suspect that the owners of both...

Kubur,

I suspect that the owners of both “Berber” and “Bedouin” varieties could not care less about proper ethnological nomenclature and just called them “saif”:-)

The very name “shashka” is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2019, 01:36 PM
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Posted By ariel
Midelburgo, Thanks for the reference....

Midelburgo,

Thanks for the reference. Regretfully, I can’t read it and do not understand what you are referring to. Can you specify?

Interestingly, all 3 examples are marked with the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2019, 12:28 PM
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Posted By ariel
Teodor, Professional Russian weapon...

Teodor,

Professional Russian weapon historians and dilettante collectors alike put forward one explanation after another of the unusual construction of a Caucasian shashka. Among them is one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2019, 09:33 PM
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Posted By ariel
[QUOTE=midelburgo]Nueva Granada, after...

[QUOTE=midelburgo]Nueva Granada, after independence, would rather buy items from England than from Spain. Actually, there exist customs list of what ships were carrying to the new country and bundles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2019, 07:02 PM
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Posted By ariel
Moroccan " pseudo-shashka"

Some time ago we had a discussion about the definition of “shashka”. My point was that shashka is a uniquely Caucasian weapons and that this name should not be applied to any other object.
Some of...
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