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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Ren Ren
A very nice kindjal! I think that his blade was...

A very nice kindjal! I think that his blade was made at the end of the 19th century by the Ottoman Turks, and the silver fittings were made by a master from among the Caucasian immigrants - muhajirs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 349
Posted By Ren Ren
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https://www.museodelprado.es/coleccion/obra-de-arte/combate-de-mujeres/ee076233-5858-4a35-a5c0-9ce631cd5382 In the upper left corner of the picture there is a very interesting Spanish or Neopolitan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Ren Ren
Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas
& a Very Happy New Year!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,010
Posted By Ren Ren
Just now I noticed this fascinating topic! I...

Just now I noticed this fascinating topic!
I think that 5 images of the swastika symbolize 5 types of happiness - longevity, wealth and prosperity, body health and peace of mind, virtue and a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Ren Ren
The character "rou" has the meaning...

The character "rou" has the meaning "to bend something while heating on fire." But I could not find a direct indication of blacksmithing :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ren Ren
Quite right, Ian! I used this photo as an example...

Quite right, Ian! I used this photo as an example of the difference between the species of deer antlers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Ren Ren
止伸 "zhishen" in Mandarin....

止伸 "zhishen" in Mandarin. There is no such combination of characters in the dictionary. The second could mean the Shen family name.
Lower character possibly 揉 "rou" - rub,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ren Ren
Knives with a handle made of the antler of a deer...

Knives with a handle made of the antler of a deer muntjak are quite often found among the shamans of the mountain peoples of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand. These are ritual objects with magical powers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By Ren Ren
Afghanistan?

Afghanistan?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 24,213
Posted By Ren Ren
A bas-relief from the Borobudur temple...

A bas-relief from the Borobudur temple complex
https://sillynewsboy.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/a-very-unsystematic-look-at-borobudur-reliefs-as-a-source-for-military-history/#more-839
Thanks to A. G....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,712
Posted By Ren Ren
Incredibly beautiful blade! This style makes me...

Incredibly beautiful blade!
This style makes me associate with East Turkestan - knifemakers in modern Uzbekistan do not know how to work.
About this wood I was told that this is the burl of...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,551
Posted By Ren Ren
May be "Gendarmerie royale khmère du...

May be "Gendarmerie royale khmère du Cambodge"?
https://www.force-publique.net/sources/Annuaire/Cambodge-fr.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,937
Posted By Ren Ren
Termites

Termites
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,508
Posted By Ren Ren
I think it could be a ram horn. Before they knew...

I think it could be a ram horn. Before they knew how to straighten him and did not spare time for this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,521
Posted By Ren Ren
Subject for training in martial arts.

Subject for training in martial arts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,568
Posted By Ren Ren
You are absolutely right, Philip! Thanks for...

You are absolutely right, Philip! Thanks for these important comments!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,730
Posted By Ren Ren
Thanks for these pics! What I see, in my opinion,...

Thanks for these pics! What I see, in my opinion, was written by three different people.
Red characters 章書記 are read in Japanese Akira shoki - a secretary / clerk named Akira, in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,627
Posted By Ren Ren
Hello francantolin! It's my pleasure! The book...

Hello francantolin!
It's my pleasure!

The book “History of the ornament of Dagestan” by Paruk M. Debirov was published in Russian by the Moscow publishing house “Nauka” in 2001...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,627
Posted By Ren Ren
The scabbard is really similar to those made in...

The scabbard is really similar to those made in Tbilisi, but the “markharay” ornament on the back says loudly that this is the work of a master from Dagestan (I am not in this field :) but I have the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,568
Posted By Ren Ren
I looked carefully - in the Vietnamese alphabet...

I looked carefully - in the Vietnamese alphabet there is no letter "f", the combination "ph" is used there. I think that what I saw as "fi" is the Chinese character 利 "li". It can mean:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,568
Posted By Ren Ren
This mark may be Chinese family characters...

This mark may be Chinese family characters 干丁 Gan Ding (or Qian Ding)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,568
Posted By Ren Ren
These marks are similar to Vietnamese letters...

These marks are similar to Vietnamese letters "HĐ" and "fi".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,730
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you for answer, Battara! Believe me, I...

Thank you for answer, Battara! Believe me, I didn’t want to offend your feelings - we in Russia know well how the invaders behaved in the occupied territory.

But I would like to return to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,730
Posted By Ren Ren
In the auxiliary units of the Japanese Imperial...

In the auxiliary units of the Japanese Imperial Army, not only the Japanese served, but also the peoples from the occupied countries. Or I'm wrong?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,730
Posted By Ren Ren
This is extremely interesting! Black characters...

This is extremely interesting! Black characters 奉公袋 in Japanese read "hokobukuro" and mean "service records bag" http://www.nambuworld.com/hokobukuro.htm
I don’t understand how...
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