Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > Ethnographic Weapons

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 5th May 2024, 01:18 PM   #1
francantolin
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 843
Default Sikh kirpan or other origin ?

Hello everyone,
I don't want to monopolize the forum but I wanted to show you this knife with a one-piece metal handle,
I first did my research on the internet with Google Lens (very practical) and it gave me a Sikh kirpan (which means knife or sword if I'm not mistaken)
what bothers me is that apart from the model indicated on Google the other kirpan do not resemble mine at all.


For my part, I find that the shape of the blade is similar to the pichoks of Uzbekistan

So gkad if you can enlight me !
Kind regards
Attached Images
     
francantolin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2024, 07:30 PM   #2
kronckew
Member
 
kronckew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Room 101, Glos. UK
Posts: 4,163
Default

Looks like a proper Sikh Kirpan to me, the all sarbloh* construction is religiously correct & preferable to other styles/materials of the grip. The overall shape is also very traditional.


*: True Sikhs only cook in sarbloh pots and pans. kirpan are required to be made of sarbloh, which is iron - steel is, I gather, accepted by most Sikhs, as long as it's not a modern alloy with other metals in it.
kronckew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2024, 08:30 PM   #3
francantolin
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 843
Default

Thank's a lot Kronckew,

Sarbloh steel was the key word ,
I found a lot of similar ones
( even too much......😅 )

Kind regards
francantolin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, 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.