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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Kubur
I vote for Bosnian or Albanian, the leather work...

I vote for Bosnian or Albanian, the leather work is similar to the selahlik or bensilah. But I also agree with Rick the Turkish ones are also very similar... And are they really Turkish??

:confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Kubur
I saw somewhere that it was for the defense they...

I saw somewhere that it was for the defense
they held their shields to protect their bodies and used the cutouts to strike with their spears without exposing the striking arm.
Here a picture from 1895
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Kubur
It's exactly what I think, probably stored in an...

It's exactly what I think, probably stored in an attic, or an English basement with a lot of humidity...

As Jim mentionned many times, the problem with ethno weapons is: it's not because they look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By Kubur
The scabbard is Ottoman Iraqi. I wonder if the...

The scabbard is Ottoman Iraqi. I wonder if the gemstones were added later, in Iraq...
:confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Kubur
Omdurman was the capital of the Dervishes, in...

Omdurman was the capital of the Dervishes, in front of Khartum
It's a regular inscription that you can find on many Sudanese weapons, including tourist items.
I wish to believe my friend al nakkas,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kubur
I agree 100% with the above And I will add that...

I agree 100% with the above

And I will add that no elements on your sword can support an early date, 18th or 17th c. So your sword must be late 19th c or even early 20th c.

Your quillons are a bit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Kubur
Mmmm are you sure it's what you read or what you...

Mmmm are you sure it's what you read or what you wish to see?
Not convinced at all on this one...
:confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Kubur
Interesting, and logic, what about the other...

Interesting, and logic,
what about the other side?
I can read 1421 hg, 2000 our calendar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Kubur
The pommel and handle are Indians, if the head is...

The pommel and handle are Indians, if the head is Indian
then it should be Indian...
Google Indian mace

;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By Kubur
Hi Rob, You have a good steel blade and Marius...

Hi Rob,
You have a good steel blade and Marius will tell you to polish it and he will be right!
:)
I wil take some risks and say that your Yat is from Bulgaria or Turkey...
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By Kubur
Of course, it's an authentic 19th c yataghan, but...

Of course, it's an authentic 19th c yataghan, but as David said it's almost impossible to say more than that.

Your yataghan could be from anywhere, between the Balkans, Turkey or even Syria...

You...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Kubur
yes it is 1990 and it is a recent Sudanese...

yes it is 1990 and it is a recent Sudanese blade
sorry francatolin...
:(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Kubur
Hi Very important, I can't see from your...

Hi
Very important, I can't see from your pictures, which material is it, brass or iron?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By Kubur
Plus the iron mountings with gold Koftgari,...

Plus the iron mountings with gold Koftgari, Central Asian and /or Persian?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By Kubur
Well your case is a desperate case, Marius Your...

Well your case is a desperate case, Marius
Your car should be spotless

:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
Yes I agree and as I mentionned previously the...

Yes I agree and as I mentionned previously the saintie is not one weapon but a group of weapons including the short spear and the haladie, used with a shield

I think the madu is just the combination...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
Hi, I will be careful with dealer's vocabulary,...

Hi,

I will be careful with dealer's vocabulary, I prefer books.

Spear = BARCHHI , Barcha, SELARAH, sang, sangu

Parrying weapon = SAINTHI, saintie, haladie

Parrying weapon / shield = Singauta, ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kubur
If I put a torch behind my ears, I'm a rhino... ...

If I put a torch behind my ears, I'm a rhino...
;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Kubur
Yep 20th c. Be careful you have Kurdish daggers...

Yep 20th c.

Be careful you have Kurdish daggers for sale every week, you can end up with one hundred of them easily!!

I have 4 of them!!!
:o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
Hi Guys, So interesting thank you! I add here...

Hi Guys,

So interesting thank you!

I add here the pictures from Holstein, the sainties and the Singhauta (madu).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
Thanks Ian I looked again at Holstein and I found...

Thanks Ian
I looked again at Holstein and I found 4 pages on the sainties. In fact as Estcrh said previously, it's not a weapon but a group of weapons, same function parrying but different shapes....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
Thanks Peter Beautiful object, the blade is...

Thanks Peter
Beautiful object, the blade is really like a katar, if not a katar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
Saintie

Hi guys,

I found in Holstein a strange Indian weapon called Saintie.

I look at the forum and only Estcrh seems to be the proud owner of one of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By Kubur
Come on Marius, this is a very good 19th c....

Come on Marius, this is a very good 19th c. tulwar!
Maybe the scabbard is from the 20th c.
I have no idea if the thick blade is from the 18th or the 19th...
But I wont be surprised if the blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By Kubur
Well said, I cannot agree more. It's a shame that...

Well said, I cannot agree more.
It's a shame that we don't have a translation.
All the forum members will agree on a mid 19th c. date without the inscriptions. All the kindjals with gold seals that I...
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