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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:24 PM
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Posted By ariel
And when something bad happens to a Buddhist,...

And when something bad happens to a Buddhist, the Hinduist just chuckles : “ I told you so, but you did not believe me” :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,609
Posted By ariel
Interesting... The right-sided version (...

Interesting...
The right-sided version ( clockwise) in Hinduism is a symbol of Surya( sun) and of good luck, prosperity etc. In short , all the good stuff.
In contrast, left-sided ( counter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By ariel
I have pics of 3 Anosov’s blades: all Shams, from...

I have pics of 3 Anosov’s blades: all Shams, from barely existent to real, to so coarse that it could have been a refined steel.
I also have a recording of a very fresh Russian conference in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 26,360
Posted By ariel
Great! Can you download it here for everybody to...

Great!
Can you download it here for everybody to enjoy?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 26,360
Posted By ariel
I checked it after posting it here and it worked....

I checked it after posting it here and it worked. Now it is “ access denied”:-(((
Internet is playing nasty games.

Try go directly to
Ann Feuerbach “Crucible Damascus Steel: a fascination for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 26,360
Posted By ariel
After so many years, just an offer of a...

After so many years, just an offer of a pleasant...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By ariel
Why Russian? Markings? Inscriptions? I am...

Why Russian? Markings? Inscriptions?
I am unaware of any old Russian Bulat ( wootz) blades with a pattern more sophisticated than shams , and even those are rarer than hen’s teeth.
Contemporary...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By ariel
Agree with Kubur: the blade is not Russian, but...

Agree with Kubur: the blade is not Russian, but +/- Central Asia / India.

Anosov, alleged re-discoverer of Bulat, had some blades made. All of them were rather pitiful renditions of Shams, even...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,515
Posted By ariel
I think there is 1010 in the middle of the...

I think there is 1010 in the middle of the inscription and “Allah” at the end.
Kwiatek to the rescue!

Why do you think it is Ottoman? I would guess North Indian: there are quite a lot of those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,580
Posted By ariel
I am a bit confused: is it a split pommel or a...

I am a bit confused: is it a split pommel or a split chape of the scabbard? Reminds me of a pakayun.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,739
Posted By ariel
I can buy ( with reservations) the unusual shape...

I can buy ( with reservations) the unusual shape of the blade and the latter addition of koftgari ( this may be perfectly correct comment).

But the handle makes no sense at all: no known analogies...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,439
Posted By ariel
I think it is 1115.

I think it is 1115.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,946
Posted By ariel
A straight single-edged sword with the edge on...

A straight single-edged sword with the edge on the side of D-guard: strictly speaking this is a Kirach ( or Kirch).

Very nice. A good rub over WD40 will bring it back to its former glory.

Must be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,188
Posted By ariel
Well, it changes a lot. A souvenir yataghan can...

Well, it changes a lot. A souvenir yataghan can carry any date the seller wishes:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,129
Posted By ariel
I think it is a chape. Central Asia?

I think it is a chape. Central Asia?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,188
Posted By ariel
Marius. Creation and decoration of a yataghan...

Marius.

Creation and decoration of a yataghan was as a rule a private business deal between the master and the user. This is why many Yataghans carry names of both. Thus, it would be difficult to...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,954
Posted By ariel
Fernando, Have you tried WD-40 to remove the...

Fernando,
Have you tried WD-40 to remove the grip?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,954
Posted By ariel
Cannot remember where I read it, but one...

Cannot remember where I read it, but one explanation of the wavy contour of the blade allegedly made the blade of the opponent waver and lose direction and speed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,196
Posted By ariel
My son is the only one expressing some interest...

My son is the only one expressing some interest in my collection. In my will I leave the entire collection to him, together with my notes, prices of acquisition and suggested values.
I intend to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,468
Posted By ariel
What we call " German silver" was ...

What we call " German silver" was massively manufactured in Europe since 18 century. Prior to that, it was made in China for centuries (" paktong") and exported far and wide. It is an alloy of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd July 2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,930
Posted By ariel
Nothing better exemplifies the falsity of the...

Nothing better exemplifies the falsity of the "orientalist" presentation of the reality than the actual photographs. Here are couple of Orientalist pictures of the odalisques in a local harem and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,158
Posted By ariel
It is a very interesting and informative...

It is a very interesting and informative reference that fully explains the " spur" from the Metropolitan shown by Jens in the very first post of this topic. Good job, Milogow360! Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th July 2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,930
Posted By ariel
On top of that, oils were not painted "on...

On top of that, oils were not painted "on the spot".
Painters made more or less detailed sketches with the live models, but painted the final drafts in their studios in Europe. It would be virtually...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,690
Posted By ariel
Motan has a point about the bush. If this is...

Motan has a point about the bush.
If this is correct, Saxaul ( saksaul, Haloxylon ammodendron) might be the answer. It is a ubiquitous desert plant with gnarly and very hard wood.

The raised tip...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,690
Posted By ariel
Moreover, trees and bushes over there are largely...

Moreover, trees and bushes over there are largely unknown at the West. Try chinara, saxaul.
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