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Forum: European Armoury Today, 09:02 PM
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Posted By francantolin
medieval style stiletto

Hello dear members,

I got this dagger, 39cm long
too shiny-nice for being really a medieval piece,
there is a mark on the blade, maybe a Fleur de Lys.

The wooden hilt and the iron guard are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2021, 07:54 PM
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Posted By francantolin
I often used ''gentle'' acids like regular coke...

I often used ''gentle'' acids like regular coke for remove rust and keep a nice patina , the koftgari isn't damaged.
a solution with diluted ferric chlorid works too.
vinegar is ok but, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 12:53 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Again Thank's a lot Kwiatek !! I found this...

Again Thank's a lot Kwiatek !!

I found this indian tray on internet dated 19th century

with the same signature,
Hadji Aziz al-Din and Hadji Ilyas Shah,

two respectable/Hadj persons /...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 06:03 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Result is hopefully good but the recipe not so...

Result is hopefully good but the recipe not so impressive:

I use a brown world famous sparkling-bubbled brown soft drink ,

with phosphoric acid...
for remove rust it's perfect and it's not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 05:54 PM
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Posted By francantolin
So definitely not Persian ;) !! Than's a lot...

So definitely not Persian ;) !!
Than's a lot for the translation Kwiatek !!!!!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 07:43 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you all for you comment !! Yes...

Hello,
Thank you all for you comment !!
Yes David, really nice decorated wall with interesting items !!
( but the paperwall...:rolleyes: :) without offending !!)

is the recent dating and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By francantolin
Congratulations for your kaskara, A...

Congratulations for your kaskara,

A beautiful impressive sword !

as said, the blade is old and of really good quality !
It seems european , any stamp/engraving ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 08:24 PM
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Posted By francantolin
persian ? sipar shield

Hello dear members,

I got this steel shield and wanted to share it with you,
not too large, 31cm / 12,2 inches in diameter.

I think it comes from persia-Iran more than India
a 19th century...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2021, 08:28 PM
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Views: 2,443
Posted By francantolin
Shazaam :) Thank you !!!

Shazaam :)
Thank you !!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 01:50 PM
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Posted By francantolin
On the pictures, I thought the scabbard was made...

On the pictures, I thought the scabbard was made of steel,

like this one, with a ''double blade''
here a decorative kard with hidden blade,
too fancy and a little toy-like but the damas seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 10:15 PM
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Posted By francantolin
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 10:14 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Hello, Thank you and welcome to the forum !! ...

Hello,
Thank you and welcome to the forum !!
Yes it can be indeed a chechen origin, etched-engraved decorations on the blade and arabian script can match,

I found this kinjal on internet, with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 10:39 AM
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Views: 2,443
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Hello Kwiatek, Thank you for time and help !! ...

Hello Kwiatek,
Thank you for time and help !!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,900
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Amazing piece !!! I Love it !:) Is the scabbard...

Amazing piece !!! I Love it !:)
Is the scabbard made of wootz ??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,443
Posted By francantolin
Hello all, Glad if Kwiatek can help !! :) ...

Hello all,
Glad if Kwiatek can help !! :)

I post other picture about what I found in my internet ''hunt'' for pulwars with similar hilt and scabbard,
found two,
I think, 18th century is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,443
Posted By francantolin
? :confused: Quite the contrary, it's a...

? :confused:

Quite the contrary, it's a really light picture ! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,443
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank's a lot gentlemen for your...

Hello,
Thank's a lot gentlemen
for your useful ( and corroborating :) ) advice !

Sure remove rust removes a part of history
but It can make appear buried signs/clues ( but I'm ok, this time...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,443
Posted By francantolin
the last... Kind regards

the last...


Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,443
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you for the comments, It needed...

Hello,
Thank you for the comments,
It needed more informations about the sword:

an heavy sword weight 1080 grams
length 98cm, 103cm with scabbard

The blade fits good entirely in the scabbard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,443
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you Jim for the comments about...

Hello,

Thank you Jim for the comments about pulwars swords,
so a modern blade for you ?

I waited before my reply but not a lot of success with the translation...

I'll try with a few more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,443
Posted By francantolin
There are two eye lash marks and on the other...

There are two eye lash marks
and on the other side an interesting stamp at the basis of the blade
( cf picture )

For me it's an indian blade with this mark
but for the seller it comes from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,443
Posted By francantolin
an Afghan pulwar sword -translation if possible...

Hello gentlemen,

I received this large pulwar sword,
I trade this sword with other stuff,
it wasn't inexpensive but I think it's a good piece.

The hilt is finely crafted and
the blade seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By francantolin
Just for share, and for knowledge :) THANK...

Just for share,
and for knowledge :)

THANK YOU !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By francantolin
Hello, The hilt is made of light ''bad''...

Hello,

The hilt is made of light ''bad'' quality wood
but I find the blade not that bad,
( and less than 20 euros is correct for no ? )

If you don't like it , you can give it to a charity...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th May 2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By francantolin
Richard ??? have you other pictures ?

Richard ???

have you other pictures ?
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