Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: mariusgmioc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
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: 7
Views: 342
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: 1,334
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: 733
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: 733
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: 1,296
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By mariusgmioc
There is always some chance to be wootz or...

There is always some chance to be wootz or pattern welded. Now whether it is 1% or 0.002735%, I don't know.

Regarding the mark on the blade, I have a Georgian one with the same marking, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By mariusgmioc
A significant portion of kindjals have silver...

A significant portion of kindjals have silver fittings and even scabbards.

The fact a kindjal has some tiny amount of silver in it, doesn't make it a higher grade,
nor does the presence of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By mariusgmioc
Georgian would be my guess, but rather low grade.

Georgian would be my guess, but rather low grade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By mariusgmioc
The rectangular stamp is Russian silver proof...

The rectangular stamp is Russian silver proof mark.

The shape of the blade and decoration of the scabbard look Dagestani, which was part of of Russia pretty much of 19th century.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,936
Posted By mariusgmioc
Cigars you said?! Was like wearing an infamy...

Cigars you said?!

Was like wearing an infamy badge saying "I'm a bloody capitalist suckling on the blood of the working class"... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,936
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Philip for the very interesting...

Thank you Philip for the very interesting information!

Reading your explanation I remembered another very interesting aspect:

the museums in China have very small collections of Chinese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,936
Posted By mariusgmioc
The opinion I posted above is what I learned from...

The opinion I posted above is what I learned from a Chinese curator.

A few years ago, I wanted to sell two "19th century" jian swords, and I thought I can fetch a better price selling them in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,936
Posted By mariusgmioc
I have very little knowledge about antique...

I have very little knowledge about antique Chinese swords but what I know is that it is extremely, extremely difficult to find genuine antique fighting jian swords.

Even before the rise of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,066
Posted By mariusgmioc
Really?! Citing from the first link I...

Really?!

Citing from the first link I provided:

"Natural aging occurs throughout the life of the metal alloy. During the natural aging process, super-saturated alloying elements within the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,066
Posted By mariusgmioc
https://www.metalsupermarkets.co.uk/what-is-metal-...

https://www.metalsupermarkets.co.uk/what-is-metal-aging/

https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=effects+of+aging+on+steel&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart

And some interesting info on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,066
Posted By mariusgmioc
"Can we use antique guns?" Of course we...

"Can we use antique guns?"

Of course we can! We can use whatever we want.

Is it safe?! Is it wise?!

Certainly not!

But... this is only my oppinion...
... based on my knowledge...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,066
Posted By mariusgmioc
I sincerely did not want to offend you, and I...

I sincerely did not want to offend you, and I sincerely appologise if I did!

My message was posted under an impulse as I felt that the test you did was extremely dangerous since, in this case, is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wow! 🤩🤩🤩

Wow! 🤩🤩🤩
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,066
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, Not very wise of you to shoot an...

Hello,

Not very wise of you to shoot an original antique rifle.
But what am I saying?!
"Not wise" is waaaay too polite!!!

Did you wonder why there aren't many people putting out this kind...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,635
Posted By mariusgmioc
What a beauty! 😍😍😍

What a beauty! 😍😍😍
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By mariusgmioc
I have this problem even with standard sword...

I have this problem even with standard sword stands (as I display most of my swords unsheathed, with the scabbards underneath) but I use some pieces of black isoprene to prop the swords within the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By mariusgmioc
But they DO accomodate various other swords...

But they DO accomodate various other swords (shamshirs, kilij, tulwars, dhas, yataghans, European sabres, etc.).

I have several types of floor stands, starting with very small ones for miniature...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By mariusgmioc
What prevents you to ask Ms. Kochetkova to give...

What prevents you to ask Ms. Kochetkova to give you an update and an ETA?!

You, as the receiver of the parcel, don't have to worry about contacting the shipper. It is the sender's responsabilty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By mariusgmioc
This appears yo be a ken. But I cannot...

This appears yo be a ken. But I cannot distinguish clearly the hamon so I wonder if it really is nihonto. The signature also looks strange, at least on one side.

The oxidation of the tang looks...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.