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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2022, 08:21 PM
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Posted By mahratt
I think it is correct to call such a saber not...

I think it is correct to call such a saber not firangi (a firanga has a straight blade), but "alemani", on behalf of the German mercenaries.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,283
Posted By mahratt
I think that in the second half of the 19th...

I think that in the second half of the 19th century, long saber blades were used most often as attributes of power. At the same time, in the 18th century and earlier, European long blades were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,283
Posted By mahratt
glenbowmuseum: Image No: NA-1906-4 Title:...

glenbowmuseum: Image No: NA-1906-4 Title: Blackfoot warrior with sword. Date: [ca. 1887] Photographer/Illustrator: Ross, Alexander J., Calgary, Alberta. Subject(s)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By mahratt
India, Malabar This axe-hatchet (Aruval) was...

India, Malabar

This axe-hatchet (Aruval) was in use both for fighting/protection as well as agricultural tool. The blade shape of this type reminds the form of blades on the Coorg’s Ayda Katti...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By mahratt
Hello. I think this is a chimera, most...

Hello.

I think this is a chimera, most likely made in Europe for a European - "lover of the exotic".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,524
Posted By mahratt
Persia and Turkey and Persia and Afghanistan are...

Persia and Turkey and Persia and Afghanistan are so closely connected with each other that it is very difficult to say who borrowed powder measures from whom ...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th August 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,327
Posted By mahratt
Dear participants of the forum. Once again I...

Dear participants of the forum. Once again I remember that due to the difficulties of moving postal items from Russia to Europe and the USA, parcels with my book are delivered to the addressee for at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
My friend, instead of believing the fantasies of...

My friend, instead of believing the fantasies of our esteemed Ariel, you had better read my book on the weapons of Afghanistan. Then you will understand that until the 20th century, all weapons made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
I don't want to upset the author of the topic,...

I don't want to upset the author of the topic, who is probably happy now, but, as I wrote earlier, the inscriptions on the blade cannot be singled out separately from the subject itself. There is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,521
Posted By mahratt
Thank you! Very interesting

Thank you! Very interesting
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
A solid age... Is it a lot or a little? Half a...

A solid age... Is it a lot or a little? Half a century (50 years) is quite a respectable age. The handle of an object that was used could have been replaced a year after it was made, if it was damaged
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
I agree 200% with these words: But!...

I agree 200% with these words:



But! Paying attention to the inscriptions, you should always remember the "Assad Allah Syndrome". We can find the name of this master on blades made from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
You are absolutely right :) But it was not even...

You are absolutely right :) But it was not even "fighting" skirmishes of Khalkhin Gol. It was more like "Battle of Stalingrad" ;)

By the way, despite our current disagreements, in that "battle" I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
I would like the participants in the discussion...

I would like the participants in the discussion to carefully read the messages of other participants. Carelessness can often lead to embarrassing mistakes. In any case, I hope that this is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
Thanks for the detailed answer, francantolin. ...

Thanks for the detailed answer, francantolin.

You see this knife from message #17 is a very strange item. Yes, of course, I think it is made in Afghanistan. But it is absolutely not traditional in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 431,493
Posted By mahratt
This is a Turkmen Kard knife from Central Asia....

This is a Turkmen Kard knife from Central Asia. Turkmen tribes lived in the 19th - early 20th centuries on the territory and on the border of the Khiva Khanate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 57,655
Posted By mahratt
Very interesting! Thank you!

Very interesting! Thank you!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
Don't these words: speak of comparison?...

Don't these words:

speak of comparison? Maybe I misunderstood because of my bad English? Dear forum members, correct me, please?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 431,493
Posted By mahratt
Officers Turkmen (Tekin) cavalry regiment...

Officers Turkmen (Tekin) cavalry regiment (subdivision army Russian Empire) with traditional Turkmen weapons: shamshirs and kards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
It is always nice to have an old item made in the...

It is always nice to have an old item made in the 19th, and even more so in the 18th century.
But unfortunately, the knife from message #17 and the knife of the topcaster are very different from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,760
Posted By mahratt
We all know that weapons "travel" very easily....

We all know that weapons "travel" very easily. For example, in the last topic, participants posted photos of Pontic Greeks with Laz Bichak.
If you carefully read the article, then there is such...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 43,852
Posted By mahratt
I read the previous post and wonder. How...

I read the previous post and wonder.
How strange... Gentlemen moderators, for my jokes you reprimand me and edit my posts. I wonder if it's because my English is so bad and my jokes are too...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
Unfortunately, the inscriptions of the 20th...

Unfortunately, the inscriptions of the 20th century are unlikely to tell us anything interesting about the dagger. In this case, they are secondary. First of all, we should pay attention to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,169
Posted By mahratt
I think you are right. This dagger is made in...

I think you are right. This dagger is made in Afghanistan. But, it is enough to compare your item with traditional pesh-kabz daggers to see the differences. I marked them with arrows in the photo.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By mahratt
The last quarter of the 19th century. The...

The last quarter of the 19th century. The territory of present-day Armenia and Azerbaijan
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