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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:06 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Will! Spot on! :)

Thank you Will!

Spot on! :)
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By mariusgmioc
French cavalry sabre for ID

Hello,

I have this French cavalry sabre by S & K (Schnitzler & Kirschbaum of Solingen) and I need some help dating it.

Any additional information is welcomed!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By mariusgmioc
Maybe going a little beyond the subject of this...

Maybe going a little beyond the subject of this thread...

The only reliable method of dating iron objects is radiocarbon dating.
And this is very expensive and in most cases completely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By mariusgmioc
The blade looks 19th century Indian. Etching...

The blade looks 19th century Indian.

Etching only makes sense if it is wootz or pattern welded.
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for posting this! :) ... and HAPPY...

Thank you for posting this! :)

... and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By mariusgmioc
Surely there are very poorly made hilts with...

Surely there are very poorly made hilts with spurious inscriptions, but this one looks very well made... at least from the photos we have.

So this definitely doesn't look like a servant sword hilt. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By mariusgmioc
Happy New Year! Wow! :)

Happy New Year!

Wow! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By mariusgmioc
Exactly! To me, only the sheath looks African...

Exactly!

To me, only the sheath looks African while the knife looks European all the way.
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes, Turkish ribbon for sure. The blade appears...

Yes, Turkish ribbon for sure.

The blade appears to have seen some real use.

The hilt seems to be horn. You should examine it with a 5-10 magnifying glass and maybe will discover it is rhino horn....
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By mariusgmioc
I first looked at the photos and only then I read...

I first looked at the photos and only then I read your posting.

But the first thing when I saw the photos was me to think of an 18th to early 19th century French smallsword.

Very nice example!
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By mariusgmioc
"Oops" indeed! :p Yes Fernando, I...

"Oops" indeed! :p

Yes Fernando, I also had several smallswords with triangular blades (still have two or three if I remember correctly), but none has this flat-faced triangular cross-section.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes! Maybe not exactly Flyssa but North African...

Yes!

Maybe not exactly Flyssa but North African / Tuareg... my guess.

:shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yep, when I first saw the photos I thought of an...

Yep, when I first saw the photos I thought of an English 19th century smallsword.

Also from the photos, I would have guessed the hilt is of oxidized silver... :shrug:

Indeed this type of blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By mariusgmioc
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: European Armoury 21st December 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,098
Posted By mariusgmioc
In my opinion the blade clearly displays a...

In my opinion the blade clearly displays a pattern welded structure and NOT a simple lamination.

The streaks of differently toned steel imply that two different types of steel were used. Simply...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By mariusgmioc
The blade too looks Indian to me because of the...

The blade too looks Indian to me because of the "Indian ricasso" but that may be resulted from repeated sharpening.
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Thank you Kwiatek again! :)

Thank you Kwiatek again! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,355
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very interesting but not completely surprising. I...

Very interesting but not completely surprising. I assume it can be the case the maker was not very literate and wrote the inscription for decorative reasons.

Thank you Kwiatek!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hola Ariel! I am pretty sure Elgood was right......

Hola Ariel!

I am pretty sure Elgood was right... in some ways. However, he might have been wrong in others, depending on the criteria we consider. In any way I do not believe that we should...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By mariusgmioc
From the pictures, the blade appears to be...

From the pictures, the blade appears to be European and the "Indian Ricasso" is the result of repeated sharpening & repairing of the edge. Moreover, the wear of the blade matches quite well the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By mariusgmioc
This is a classic firangi.

This is a classic firangi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you! The same to you and... a covid-free...

Thank you!

The same to you and... a covid-free 2021! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By mariusgmioc
Absolutely amazing work! Congratulations! :)

Absolutely amazing work! Congratulations! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,355
Posted By mariusgmioc
Just trying to keep the thread alive in the hope...

Just trying to keep the thread alive in the hope of a translation... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very beautiful example! Congratulations! The...

Very beautiful example! Congratulations!

The blade may benefit from some cleaning. ;)

I have no idea what the cartouche inscription says but it appears to intact. :shrug:
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