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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:28 AM
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Posted By mahratt
It is important to remember in what years Moser...

It is important to remember in what years Moser was in Turkestan. He visited Turkestan several times from 1868 to 1889. He collected most of the collection on his first trips. And Caucasian masters...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By mahratt
Marius, I was specifically looking for...

Marius, I was specifically looking for information about this.
It is important to separate two issues.
1) there was a mass production of damask steel in India. It stopped in the middle of the 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By mahratt
Congratulations, Marius! Great pesh-kabz! I...

Congratulations, Marius!
Great pesh-kabz! I think this is India. Second half of the 19th century. This is a very good example!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By mahratt
These were large cities that were capitals of...

These were large cities that were capitals of khanates: Bukhara and Khiva. Although it is possible that individual masters could work in such a technique in other smaller cities as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By mahratt
Alex and Colin are certainly right. The hilt of...

Alex and Colin are certainly right. The hilt of modern work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By mahratt
Correctly. Because there is not a single pchak in...

Correctly. Because there is not a single pchak in the photo. Only kards and karud.
But, in Caucasus, I cannot remember knives of such a shape that would fit this scabbard ... But in Central Asia...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By mahratt
Persian for me...

Persian for me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By mahratt
A few more knives from Central Asia in a similar...

A few more knives from Central Asia in a similar scabard^
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By mahratt
Unfortunately, the translation of the...

Unfortunately, the translation of the inscriptions will not help much:

"Oh Kind!" (usually an appeal to Allah). Year 1250 (1255?)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By mahratt
Hello. Let me answer a little earlier than...

Hello. Let me answer a little earlier than Jim.
Here are the books that I think you will find interesting:
The Indian Sword, by Philip S. Rawson

Hindu Arms and Ritual: Arms and Armour from India...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By mahratt
I agree with Jim. Late 19th century.

I agree with Jim. Late 19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By mahratt
Ethiopian

Ethiopian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By mahratt
Late 19th century ordinary tulwar Scabbard -...

Late 19th century ordinary tulwar
Scabbard - early 20th century
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By mahratt
The curvature of tulwars varies greatly. Your...

The curvature of tulwars varies greatly. Your tulwar is "within normal limits" :)
The blade is not European and not wootz. This is an ordinary talwar - a saber.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By mahratt
Congratulations Rick! A very good battle ax....

Congratulations Rick!
A very good battle ax. Undoubtedly Afghanistan.
Personally, I believe that these axes belong to the late 19th - early 20th century. They are lighter and more graceful than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By mahratt
This is Central Asia. End of the 19th century. By...

This is Central Asia. End of the 19th century. By this time, Central Asia was annexed to the Russian Empire. Many people who lived in the Russian Empire moved to Central Asia. Including master...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By mahratt
This is certainly not ivory. But I don't think...

This is certainly not ivory. But I don't think this is any kind of plastic. In my opinion, these are small plates of bone from a camel's leg. And yes, most likely the decor was made in the early 20th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,782
Posted By mahratt
I'm glad that you finally understood what your...

I'm glad that you finally understood what your daggers are ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,782
Posted By mahratt
My friend, if you don't see the difference...

My friend, if you don't see the difference between the items that you and Kubur put up, I can't help you;) For me and, apparently, not only for me - this difference is very noticeable. So is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,782
Posted By mahratt
Are you okay if your daggers are 1950s souvenirs?...

Are you okay if your daggers are 1950s souvenirs? ;) I think this is the most accurate date for them.
But you can believe they were made in the late 19th century. If you like it better;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,782
Posted By mahratt
[QUOTE=Philip]Hello, Mahratt! But looked at in...

[QUOTE=Philip]Hello, Mahratt!

But looked at in toto, these knives are best regarded as a fanciful interpretation of these early forms, plus decorative motifs from Inner Asia, to create such a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,782
Posted By mahratt
Kubur, Thanks so much for the photo from Robert...

Kubur,
Thanks so much for the photo from Robert Hales. Now, when we place the photo next to it, all the differences in the decoration techniques are visible.

And by the way, I can't remember this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,782
Posted By mahratt
Strange, then you do not see the difference...

Strange, then you do not see the difference between the daggers that you showed in your topic and the jugs (and other items). They are decorated in completely different techniques. And they are items...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,782
Posted By mahratt
Everything has already been written by colleagues...

Everything has already been written by colleagues on the forum ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,782
Posted By mahratt
1. The task of the auction house is to sell the...

1. The task of the auction house is to sell the item
2. Not all auction houses have good specialists ...

I'm sorry, but these are not antiques. Vintage at best ...
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