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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:17 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
As far as I remember this was a common...

As far as I remember this was a common practice... and fashion among German students in the 19th... maybe even early 20th century.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By mariusgmioc
All said and done, I have no issue disclosing the...

All said and done, I have no issue disclosing the price... providing I can still remember it, and in this case I found it in my purchase log on the Saleroom website.
It was 1500 GBP (hammer price) +...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By mariusgmioc
The retailer name is marked on the scabbard (see...

The retailer name is marked on the scabbard (see photo). Unfortunately I don't remember the price and I didn't keep the invoice. ;)

The lion (see photo) stands for sterling silver, while the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By mariusgmioc
20th century Omani khanjar, yes, but I do not...

20th century Omani khanjar, yes, but I do not think it is made in Oman.

My guess would be Indian workmanship.
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 668
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Jim, I must observe that "coup de...

Hello Jim,

I must observe that "coup de Jarnac" was initially referring to a very skillful and/or unexpected strike, as Jarnac has won the duel by delivering a very skillful blow to his opponent...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Colichemarde English smallsword

By William Kinman, 1772 retailed by Richard Clarke, No. 102 Cheapside, recorded c. 1741-1812.
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very difficult to locate because of the very few...

Very difficult to locate because of the very few identifiable details. German or maybe French?!

Late 18th to early 19th century?!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By mariusgmioc
Regarding the misalignment of the notches, just...

Regarding the misalignment of the notches, just have a look at the photo.
In Japanese swords they are perfectly aligned.
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 668
Posted By mariusgmioc
The movie "The Duelists" is not about FENCING but...

The movie "The Duelists" is not about FENCING but about dueling. And not about épée (as a fencing tool) but about smallsword.

And more specifically about dueling TO THE DEATH.

One may say that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By mariusgmioc
I don't believe this is a Japanese sword. The...

I don't believe this is a Japanese sword.
The shape and tip of the nakago, the not perfectly straight filing marks, as well as the rust covering them are giveaways.
However, I am not very...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 668
Posted By mariusgmioc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOBTFfHJjV8 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOBTFfHJjV8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2KWTEhyVX8
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th June 2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By mariusgmioc
Stunning pamor! :) It is your second with...

Stunning pamor! :)

It is your second with this type of pamor, right?!

First one was Javanese style and this seems to be Balinese style... I guess...

I also love the scabbard and especially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By mariusgmioc
Khanda swords with wootz blades are not uncommon....

Khanda swords with wootz blades are not uncommon.

One can see some on Oriental-Arms website.

http://www.oriental-arms.co.il/photos.php?id=3351

Some were sold also by Auctions Imperial, some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,153
Posted By mariusgmioc
One of my favorites is a Georgian laminated qama....

One of my favorites is a Georgian laminated qama.
Another of my favourites is a small yataghan in Turkish ribbon.
Last but not least is a Balinese wedhung (I cleaned and re-etched the blade, so now...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By mariusgmioc
I cannot say anything about the markings on your...

I cannot say anything about the markings on your khanda.
However, yours appears to be a very old one and I wouldn't be surprised if it has a wootz blade.
The examples in the book are much more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By mariusgmioc
I am definitely a novice in what concerns...

I am definitely a novice in what concerns Indonesian weapons, but to my novice eyes, this looks like a repurposed spear tip with a pedang hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,708
Posted By mariusgmioc
Well, I think that some of the modern knives are...

Well, I think that some of the modern knives are definitely inspired by the antique ones. Especially if you scroll down the page you may see some modern knives very similar to the old ones.

Also...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,844
Posted By mariusgmioc
Exactly! David is absolutely right! The...

Exactly! David is absolutely right!

The responsibility over shipping falls to the one paying for it. They and only they have legal leverage to address the shipper.

You did not choose the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very beautiful and interesting example! The...

Very beautiful and interesting example!

The date "1211" is quite clear and it seems to be correct for the style and condition of the sword.

The decorations on the hilt and scabbard appear more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, You mention wootz blade. Can you show...

Hello,

You mention wootz blade. Can you show us a photo with the wootz pattern please?

To me, the two grooves that go all the way up to the tip are an indication of a repurposed, bigger and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By mariusgmioc
How did you manage to get the translations?

How did you manage to get the translations?
Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,002
Posted By mariusgmioc
After much research I found out this hunting...

After much research I found out this hunting sword and baldric bears the coat of arms of the German princely house of THURN AND TAXIS.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurn_und_Taxis

On the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By mariusgmioc
Well, the blade looks pretty European to me, and...

Well, the blade looks pretty European to me, and while I understand the similarities with flyssa scabbards (two wooden halves kept together by metal bands), I do not believe this is a strong enough...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By mariusgmioc
This is a very interesting piece and I must...

This is a very interesting piece and I must confess I have never seen anything like it.

The hilt may be some kind of ivory (walrus ivory?) but we will need better photos to make an educated guess....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,094
Posted By mariusgmioc
Judging from the photos, it is an excellent 19th...

Judging from the photos, it is an excellent 19th century Ottoman Yataghan. And my guess (based on the style of decoration) is that's from the Balkans. But this is just a guess.

To me, all parts...
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