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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:42 PM
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Posted By ariel
Many of us switch areas of interest. Most of...

Many of us switch areas of interest.
Most of the “more or less serious ones” dig deeper into cultural and societal issues, but the majority cannot go and live among the natives. Most in general...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:49 AM
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Posted By ariel
There is one staged photo after another, in the...

There is one staged photo after another, in the one above there are multiple ethnic inconsistencies, the two pics of Ossetian men on this page seem to be wearing the same kindjal.
And there is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:12 PM
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Posted By ariel
All I can say about them: 1. Both are Yemeni...

All I can say about them:
1. Both are Yemeni Janbiyas
2. Both have real blades, not modern Chinese fakes with stamped seml- blades welded to each other at the periphery and hollow inside. Proof:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:29 PM
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Posted By ariel
Sad state of affairs... Sorry to hear that.

Sad state of affairs...
Sorry to hear that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2021, 10:29 PM
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Posted By ariel
Well, now you know: soft and almost playful in...

Well, now you know: soft and almost playful in discussions, getting stricter as the level of research publication progresses from mere abstract at a meeting, to a structured article in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By ariel
Alan, I went to the Wiki to search ( not...

Alan,
I went to the Wiki to search ( not re-search :-), because I am not a physicist and understand nothing about mathematics and quantum theory) the particulars of Einstein- Bohr debate. It lasted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2021, 12:36 PM
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Posted By ariel
Alan, Glad we finally came to full...

Alan,
Glad we finally came to full understanding.
My French sucks. But English, in its meticulously- precise way, gives “ re” an interesting twist. Linguistically it is likely incorrect, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,016
Posted By ariel
Alan, But of course! I thought I was pretty...

Alan,
But of course! I thought I was pretty clear on it. 95% of all posts have nothing to do with real research: they are just a way to get straightforward information, to learn.
Re-search is "...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,016
Posted By ariel
Alan, Sorry if i did not respond t your...

Alan,
Sorry if i did not respond t your earlier quesion. I kind of missed it within you message.
Your current one is clearly well demarcated and stated. So, here is my my response:

Our posts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By ariel
AFAIK, Koreans firmly riveted their handles to...

AFAIK, Koreans firmly riveted their handles to the tangs. Is there a rivet? If you can punch it thru and draw the blade out, it should not be Korean.

Habaki is not necessrily Japanese. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,016
Posted By ariel
Alan and Fernando, Perhaps I did not myself...

Alan and Fernando,
Perhaps I did not myself clear enough.
I presented general “ academic “ rules of scientific research. And by “academic”
I did not mean that the research should be conducted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By ariel
Jim, It is a khanjarli. Not only the...

Jim,
It is a khanjarli.
Not only the lunette, but also the grip are covered in ivory plates.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,016
Posted By ariel
Completely agree. There are areas where...

Completely agree.
There are areas where research is straightforward and fully dependable on experimentally- provable data : " let's remove X and see what happens"
Study of weapons cannot employ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By ariel
From the old Russian movie: - Can you see the...

From the old Russian movie:
- Can you see the gofer?
- No
- Me neither. But he is somewhere there....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,016
Posted By ariel
The value of portraits and photos is...

The value of portraits and photos is unquestionable, although some questions will always be present. But they are only a part of a research process. Having agreed on that point we can move further....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,016
Posted By ariel
You are absolutely correct: circumstances...

You are absolutely correct: circumstances determine a lot. Although, despite wearing authentic clothes from a bygone era, 99.99% of your time you were not wearing them, you kinda pretended. Your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,016
Posted By ariel
Academic research: musings

Just a general questions related to all of us, but vaguely inspired by the plans to collect photos of Indian warriors armed with khanjarlis.

All scientific investigations are hypothesis driven....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By ariel
Just to make your life easier: ...

Just to make your life easier:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/fees/country-acronyms.html

Also pay attention that all abbreviations contain at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By ariel
I got my version from the official list of the US...

I got my version from the official list of the US Department of State, Dept. of Consular Affairs: KGZ. Hope they know:-)
Google “Kyrgizstan official abbreviation”
The abbreviation on your Ch’hura...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By ariel
Official abbreviation for Kyrgizstan is KGZ.i...

Official abbreviation for Kyrgizstan is KGZ.i have never heard of Ch’huras there.
Kyrghiz belong to Turkic tradition, and all their knives I have seen and read about are variations of Bichaq,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By ariel
Yea... I see what you are saying. But as a...

Yea... I see what you are saying.
But as a rule , gifting a weapon was a ceremonial occasion.
We can speculate till the cows come home, but the name is there, and that cannot be disregarded.
No...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By ariel
Thank yoy very much for explaining to me the...

Thank yoy very much for explaining to me the meaning of “ supposedly” .
To “ presumably” one could add “ likely, purportedly, allegedly, apparently, seemingly, believably”
My problem is that all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By ariel
Jim, Glad you could validate my impression: no...

Jim,
Glad you could validate my impression: no khanjarli on the photo.
I suspect that what we see on this gentleman’s left thigh is some kind of shiny metal thingamajigg, and the only “...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By ariel
I see Kubur’s point, but the kukri is clearly...

I see Kubur’s point, but the kukri is clearly marked as 44 GR ( Gurkha Rifles) and it acquired its name only in 1901. Prior to that it carried other names.
Also, for a kothimora kukri the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By ariel
Come to think of it, there is a very well...

Come to think of it, there is a very well described psychological phenomenon : we see what we are looking for, what we want to see.
Recall the famous dialogue between Hamlet and Polonius in the...
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