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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2021, 11:04 AM
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Posted By francantolin
Thank you all for your comments and help for...

Thank you all for your comments
and help for fix the origin of the knife/dagger !!

I didn't know it was called a Gile.

I post two pictures of the hilt parts, a little translucence,
help me to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By francantolin
ethiopian dagger ? or from Sahara ?

Hello dear members,
I just bought this small dagger, nothing special but I liked the ornaments on the scabbard
( seems small silver pieces and brass/copper pearls on leather parts)

The hilt is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By francantolin
Thank's a lot Kwiatek !!!!! Really interesting...

Thank's a lot Kwiatek !!!!!
Really interesting :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By francantolin
I put too some pictures of the blade, really...

I put too some pictures of the blade,
really thin longitudinal carvings until the tip,

For the steel quality,
I saw many yatagan blades but not with this steel structure,
''aluminum like'' (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By francantolin
another Yatagan with inscriptions, traduction please

Hello dear members,

I already post the pictures of this yatagan but now I'd like infos about the cartouches on both side of the blade,
pictures are not marvellous but I did my best,
the koftgari...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By francantolin
Thank you Marius and Robin for your comments ! ...

Thank you Marius and Robin for your comments !

Good idea for the make a post just for the translation,
I'll try to make good pics, not always easy with my camera ,
:eek::D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By francantolin
And the hilt, not wood ( thank you , you were...

And the hilt,
not wood ( thank you , you were right !!)
but made of horn ,
and maybe gilted parts ? ( really nice carved-chiselled )

they are bright-shiny without cleaning
( but maybe the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By francantolin
A picture of the scabbard wooden inserts, ...

A picture of the scabbard wooden inserts,
seems old,
the chape must be silver or silver alloy,
I clean it a little, I found
two interesting small stamps,
Sherlock investigations ;)

Maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By francantolin
Hello, I finally received it ! A long way...

Hello,
I finally received it !
A long way from home but hopefully it's okay !

I'll post some pictures:

first the blade inscriptions and the back of the blade ,
I can read a date but maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By francantolin
Thanks a lot Marius for the link with the...

Thanks a lot Marius for the link with the hallmarks and cities ,
really thank you !! :)

just two pictures:

one of the hilt, it shows how the stone parts are inserted

another of a russian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By francantolin
Hello, welcome to the kindjal club ! ;) I...

Hello,
welcome to the kindjal club ! ;)

I think it's a caucase/ Russian cossack kindjal with silver tip and parts,
hilt seems made of horn,

end of 19th century ?

I've seen these marks on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By francantolin
Hello, I was ''answering'' your post :) ...

Hello,

I was ''answering'' your post :)

a medium sized -large dagger : 54cm /21,2 inches just the kindjal,
58cm/ 22,8 inches with scabbard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By francantolin
Here the stamps, an arabic caracter more...

Here the stamps,

an arabic caracter more than cyrillic I guess,

and maybe the rest of 84 ? ( zolotniks ) ?

Glad if someone can fix it :)

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By francantolin
kindjal with hardstone hilt

Hello dear members,

I received this silver mounted kindjal,
for share and comment please !
For me a nice piece !

I first thought the hilt was made of horn ( the pictures of the seller )
but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you all for your comments ! I...

Hello,
Thank you all for your comments !
I will try to remove the mounts and velvet and see how the wood parts looks like ,
I'll post a picture.

Kind regards !!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By francantolin
scabbard is really longer than the blade...

scabbard is really longer than the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By francantolin
yatagan hilt and scabbard, opinion welcomed

Hello dear members and glad to see you, hear you again !

I wanted to show you this yatagan,

the blade seems really nice, authentic and old but
the velvet cover is recent I think
and I doubt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,302
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Hurray ! First thought the forum was over......

Hurray !

First thought the forum was over...

Thank you Lee for all your work !!
And all the staff !! :) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By francantolin
Maybe a stamp on the scabbard: 20 or OZ ? ...

Maybe a stamp on the scabbard: 20 or OZ ?

Really difficult to make a good picture of it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By francantolin
Hello, thank you for you comment !! I...

Hello,
thank you for you comment !!

I can't find the picture but looked like these one,
( just the scabbard part, the hilt looked more like a kindjal so... )

one, an Alhambra, Al Andalus...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By francantolin
Turkish/ greek dagger or North african genoui ?

Hello dear members,

I found today at flea market this nice item for few buckets,
it was just for decoration, the blade is not a good one
but the scabbard and the hilt are really nice and ( for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you Kubur and Marius for your...

Hello,

Thank you Kubur and Marius for your reply,

Yes as I wrote in the first post, the blade is a decorated simple sheet of steel contrasting ( for me ) with all the work for the scabbard.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By francantolin
pics...

pics...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you Kubur for your comments and...

Hello,
Thank you Kubur for your comments and links,
I hesitate to take all the pieces and transfer it on a kilij I have,
If I can get that price :D ,
maybe I have piece enough for the the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By francantolin
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