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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2020, 08:35 AM
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Posted By francantolin
I just found this, 1900 20 lepta coins maybe/sure...

I just found this,
1900 20 lepta coins maybe/sure for make these knives and daggers

Didn't cost nothing... but there is absolutely all , + and - on ebay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you all for your comments !! So I...

Hello,
Thank you all for your comments !!

So I mix all comments for conclude as a nice quality not too recent souvenir cretan knife...

Yvain, you nailed it with the translation,

I found the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By francantolin
Hello Ian, Thank you ! Yes I think the hilt is...

Hello Ian,
Thank you !
Yes I think the hilt is made of bone, no ivory.

I Hope anybody will help for translation.

Here two picture of the dated coins, three are readable:
1874,1888,1889
greek...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By francantolin
The knife...

The knife...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By francantolin
greek cretan knife for info

Hello dear members,

a good friend of mine got this cool small knife for a low price,
it was sold as a letter opener : small size: 26cm /10,25 inches long

for me it's more a small cretan knife than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By francantolin
Hello Kai, No, nothing on the other side, (...

Hello Kai,

No, nothing on the other side, ( except floral design ...)

For the calyx, no enamel under the dark dirt,
same structure-color than the first crown.

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By francantolin
Here three other pictures for share, The whole...

Here three other pictures for share,

The whole sword, with daylight pictures, always better... :)

and one of the scabbard as you mentioned Kai,
with interesting inscriptions, the shape for an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By francantolin
Thank you Kai for your kind message ! The infos...

Thank you Kai for your kind message !
The infos are really helpful !

For the brass(?) 3+ crowns,
I just wonder if the all gold mounted multi crowns sikin panjangs were just ceremonials weapons (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By francantolin
It didn't cost two pence but I think it's not a...

It didn't cost two pence but I think it's not a bad one...
I forgot: razor blade edge,

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By francantolin
Hello, I finally get it ! I like the green...

Hello,

I finally get it !

I like the green patinated hilt,
the blade seems an old ( really old ?) one made of flexible steel,
interesting scabbard and sure the crowns,
low grade gold or brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By francantolin
Really Nice ! Recent stuff is hopefully not...

Really Nice !
Recent stuff is hopefully not always synonym of bad stuff !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By francantolin
Thank you Rick and Kronckew for your...

Thank you Rick and Kronckew for your message,

Rick, here is the spine,
yes the engravings-deco are only on one side, it make sense when we see the entire back-spine,
nice deco too with the nails...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By francantolin
And these pictures more... Kind regards everybody...

And these pictures more...
Kind regards everybody !
( and eat apples !! ;) )
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By francantolin
old ( navaja?) folding knife

Hello all !

Waiting for my sikin panjang,
I wanted to show you this large interesting navaja with green horn
( I hesitate to post it in european armoury...)
the black one is the spanish model I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Really thank's a lot Ramba and Kai for...

Hello,
Really thank's a lot Ramba and Kai for your precious comments
and quick help for nail it !!

Nice surprise about the three ( maybe 4 ? ) crowns calyx ferrule tending to a high rank model ! (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Interesting model with a nice hilt !! a...

Hello,
Interesting model with a nice hilt !!
a small model, maybe made for a child/girl ?

It seems there is a pattern on the blade ( wootz ??)
A really nice surprise !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By francantolin
Indonesian ? nice / raw Sword

Hello dear Members,

I wanted to show you this sword, not small, not really long,
27,5 inches long.

I think it's an old indonesian piece but I'm really not sure !

I like the heavy blade and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thanks a lot Peter and Ian for your...

Hello,

Thanks a lot Peter and Ian for your message !

Interesting comment about the hilt,
I found the knife was not really well balanced, the hilt is really nice but to long.
It still fits well in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By francantolin
South asian Chinese ? Keren? knife

Hello dear members,

I wanted to show you this long knife,
sold as a keren tribe hunting knife,

I like it,
it has really thick blade and sharp edge.

It seems pretty old.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By francantolin
Better ?

Better ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By francantolin
Thanks a lot David and Ed for your precious...

Thanks a lot David and Ed for your precious help,

For the moment I can just post these other three pictures of the blade and engravings of the kaskara ;)

Rust seems really recent on the blade but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
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, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
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, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By francantolin
Seller told me hippo for the leather and indo...

Seller told me hippo for the leather and indo persian origin...
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