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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,871
Posted By Ren Ren
A bas-relief from the Borobudur temple...

A bas-relief from the Borobudur temple complex
https://sillynewsboy.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/a-very-unsystematic-look-at-borobudur-reliefs-as-a-source-for-military-history/#more-839
Thanks to A. G....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,691
Posted By Ren Ren
Incredibly beautiful blade! This style makes me...

Incredibly beautiful blade!
This style makes me associate with East Turkestan - knifemakers in modern Uzbekistan do not know how to work.
About this wood I was told that this is the burl of...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,804
Posted By Ren Ren
May be "Gendarmerie royale khmère du...

May be "Gendarmerie royale khmère du Cambodge"?
https://www.force-publique.net/sources/Annuaire/Cambodge-fr.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,330
Posted By Ren Ren
Termites

Termites
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By Ren Ren
I think it could be a ram horn. Before they knew...

I think it could be a ram horn. Before they knew how to straighten him and did not spare time for this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By Ren Ren
Subject for training in martial arts.

Subject for training in martial arts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By Ren Ren
You are absolutely right, Philip! Thanks for...

You are absolutely right, Philip! Thanks for these important comments!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,325
Posted By Ren Ren
Thanks for these pics! What I see, in my opinion,...

Thanks for these pics! What I see, in my opinion, was written by three different people.
Red characters 章書記 are read in Japanese Akira shoki - a secretary / clerk named Akira, in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By Ren Ren
Hello francantolin! It's my pleasure! The book...

Hello francantolin!
It's my pleasure!

The book “History of the ornament of Dagestan” by Paruk M. Debirov was published in Russian by the Moscow publishing house “Nauka” in 2001...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By Ren Ren
The scabbard is really similar to those made in...

The scabbard is really similar to those made in Tbilisi, but the “markharay” ornament on the back says loudly that this is the work of a master from Dagestan (I am not in this field :) but I have the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By Ren Ren
I looked carefully - in the Vietnamese alphabet...

I looked carefully - in the Vietnamese alphabet there is no letter "f", the combination "ph" is used there. I think that what I saw as "fi" is the Chinese character 利 "li". It can mean:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By Ren Ren
This mark may be Chinese family characters...

This mark may be Chinese family characters 干丁 Gan Ding (or Qian Ding)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By Ren Ren
These marks are similar to Vietnamese letters...

These marks are similar to Vietnamese letters "HĐ" and "fi".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,325
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you for answer, Battara! Believe me, I...

Thank you for answer, Battara! Believe me, I didn’t want to offend your feelings - we in Russia know well how the invaders behaved in the occupied territory.

But I would like to return to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,325
Posted By Ren Ren
In the auxiliary units of the Japanese Imperial...

In the auxiliary units of the Japanese Imperial Army, not only the Japanese served, but also the peoples from the occupied countries. Or I'm wrong?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,325
Posted By Ren Ren
This is extremely interesting! Black characters...

This is extremely interesting! Black characters 奉公袋 in Japanese read "hokobukuro" and mean "service records bag" http://www.nambuworld.com/hokobukuro.htm
I don’t understand how...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,321
Posted By Ren Ren
Photo is turned upside down. I see the numbers...

Photo is turned upside down. I see the numbers "151" and the family character 謝 Xie (means "Gratitude"). The arsenals built by Europeans in China and Japan sometimes continued to use European...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By Ren Ren
The shape of the handle resembles the samples...

The shape of the handle resembles the samples from SEA. But I cannot recall a single specimen whose handle would be fastened with two rivets.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,641
Posted By Ren Ren
I think that two Chinese characters are written...

I think that two Chinese characters are written here, meaning the name of the owner - 右謝 You Xie ("Right" and "Gratitude").
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Ren Ren
Yes, we are talking about different things. I...

Yes, we are talking about different things.
I have no information about gunsmiths of Kurdish origin, because I did not look for her.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you, I understand you well. I think that...

Thank you, I understand you well. I think that this topic can be seen as an attempt at a brainstorming session, and any more or less close thought can be useful.

It would be very interesting for me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Ren Ren
Among the peoples of Transcaucasia, the Kurds...

Among the peoples of Transcaucasia, the Kurds were known as desperate robbers of trade caravans and cattle abductors.
However, this does not contradict the fact that part of the Kurds served as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Ren Ren
I will also support this opinion and supplement...

I will also support this opinion and supplement it - at that time many Kurds lived in Armenia and Georgia, especially in Tiflis.
I also read that the city of Mosul was famous for its wootz, until...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,494
Posted By Ren Ren
The work is not finished :) It remains to...

The work is not finished :) It remains to decipher the two characters from the square stamp.
Perhaps this will be curious. While translating, I learned that in 1795 Binzhou County received a special...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,494
Posted By Ren Ren
谢谢! xièxie! Thank you! :)

谢谢! xièxie! Thank you! :)
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