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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:27 AM
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Posted By francantolin
old blade on takouba ?

Hello everybody,

I saw all the recent interesting threads about takouba sword,
what do you think of this one ?

The scabbard is recent I think and maybe the hilt too ( silver ??)
the blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Thumbs up ! The one you have is really nice ! ! I...

Thumbs up !
The one you have is really nice ! !
I Like the raw iron-steel structure
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By francantolin
Hello, really nice !! I've got this one with six...

Hello,
really nice !!
I've got this one with six bosses, certainly indian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By francantolin
Seller told me hippo for the leather and indo...

Seller told me hippo for the leather and indo persian origin...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By francantolin
Hello, thank you for your comments ! North...

Hello,

thank you for your comments !

North india and Afghanistan make me think of Balochistan and their shields.
I found this leather shield with the metal side but it's less raw than ''mine'' with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By francantolin
Hello , yes it ''usually'' will work , if the...

Hello ,
yes it ''usually'' will work , if the leather is thick enough and still translucent.

Just one more criteria, somebody can tell you that if you put a lightened torch behind your ear it will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By francantolin
Talking Hello, Thank you for your message ! yes it...

Hello,

Thank you for your message !

yes it looks like an indian dhal with his four bosses but I haven't seen one with this kind of central shape and the lateral iron '' stenghtening'' that make me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up Thank you Martin !!

Thank you Martin !!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By francantolin
this one not bad for see the convex form and the...

this one not bad for see the convex form and the iron mounts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By francantolin
other pictures... glad if somebody give me...

other pictures...

glad if somebody give me advice about cleaning/restore it
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By francantolin
another old ( I hope ! ) shield ! Ottoman piece ??

Hello everybody,

for this one I couldn't resist, ( always loved old stuff !)
and I already have it in my hands !

Looks like a mix between an old ottoman kalkan shield
( iron pieces and the handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By francantolin
Hello Roanoa, thank you, yes seems really...

Hello Roanoa,

thank you,
yes seems really perfect leather...
indeed we can't see how is fixed the handle ?
But I repeat , it's not my area !
so I thought it could be normal...

I will see in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By francantolin
I know we don't talk about money in the...

I know we don't talk about money in the forum,
but moreless,
do you think the price range is ok ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By francantolin
Hello and thank you Tim for you comment ! It was...

Hello and thank you Tim for you comment !

It was not too expensive as I sometimes saw in internet auctions
but didn't cost nothing ... 250-300 Euros... if it was just a ''fake''...

Have you / has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By francantolin
Old ?? african shield

Hello dear members,

I please need the advice of african connaisseurs !

I reserved this ethiopian shield,
not my area of collection but I find it
really nice with his decorations made of coins and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Really thank you all for your precious...

Hello,
Really thank you all for your precious comments !

Thank you Jim for all history and the use of wootz explanation !
Thank you Kubur for the links for old threads, they are really interestings...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By francantolin
the pictures... :)

the pictures... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By francantolin
There is a cartouche, I think a copy of Zulfikar...

There is a cartouche, I think a copy of Zulfikar and Asadullah marks...

Persia ? late 19th century ?
Nice surprise for the cartouche, first the blade was all rusted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By francantolin
Persian? Zulfikar sword

Hello everybody,

For share/ discuss,

I got this zulfikar sword,
the blade is split in two parts, the work is really well done.

I found on internet some Zulfikar blades cut in that way with a long...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By francantolin
Didn't know these Hadj beads ! Thanks a lot...

Didn't know these Hadj beads !

Thanks a lot Tatyana !!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By francantolin
just for share, this pendant I bought time ago,...

just for share,

this pendant I bought time ago,
coming from turkmenistan
I'm sure this time: with a carved cornelian stone :)

Kind regards and thank you everybody for your comments
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you everybody for your...

Hello,

Thank you everybody for your message,

Kubur, why not comment ? Merci pour ta réponse ;) ,

I don't think it's the same stuff / glass but exactly the same design,
maybe another mix of molded...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By francantolin
and the scabbard Kind regards

and the scabbard

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Here other pictures of the blade, not...

Hello,

Here other pictures of the blade, not that bad for me !
it looks like a Kurdish blade I have,
( maybe a pattern, I have to polish and try to etch it )

Diamond section blade, not symetric,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you Michael for your message, It...

Hello,

Thank you Michael for your message,

It make me think to the Islamic / Ottoman empire flag, ( ore the turkish or tunisian flag )
same crescent but with more stars !...
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