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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 11:39 PM
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Posted By G. Mansfield
Thank you Kwiatek for the translation! Does...

Thank you Kwiatek for the translation! Does anybody have a guess of the date of this example? While the hilt is pretty standard and basic, the blade is very heavy, balanced, and of better quality...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By G. Mansfield
Pulwar cartouche translation requested

This pulwar sword arrived last week sporting an interesting heavy blade taking the form of the yelman style with an Inidan ricasso but without the t-spine. After a bit of cleaning the rust and grime,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By G. Mansfield
It is a typical Syrian khanjar, likely 1960's. It...

It is a typical Syrian khanjar, likely 1960's. It may have been made in Jordan for the Damascus tourists market. The Arabic writing on it may hold some clues if translated but better pictures of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,209
Posted By G. Mansfield
Very interesting post Martin. Could it be a...

Very interesting post Martin. Could it be a product of trade from the prewar era, specifically after the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce in 1930 into the beginning of the alliance of economic and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,444
Posted By G. Mansfield
Battera, certainly the best example of these type...

Battera, certainly the best example of these type daggers that I have seen. The work is most certainly influenced by Yemeni silver work and similar to Abyssinian pieces. As others have noted, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,890
Posted By G. Mansfield
Thank You Kwiatek for the translation and...

Thank You Kwiatek for the translation and everyone else for the positive feedback. This item is one of the nicer ones in my collection. As per request Kwiatek, Attached is a closer image of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,890
Posted By G. Mansfield
Forgot two of the whole sword

Forgot two of the whole sword
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,890
Posted By G. Mansfield
Yataghan for Translation

Hello everybody, I bought myself a little Christmas present but I am unable to read it unfortunately. I am looking for somebody who can translate. Hopefully, a town, maker and/or owner in the script....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,997
Posted By G. Mansfield
Here is a similar decorated bichaq in Balkan form...

Here is a similar decorated bichaq in Balkan form next to the Tunisian dagger. Notice how the coral and brass inlays are almost identical between the two. Could the Bizerte dagger's decoration have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,997
Posted By G. Mansfield
I believe these examples are from the early 20th...

I believe these examples are from the early 20th century, souk pieces, but post #1 is definitely an older piece. I have also seen similar hilt decoration with the brass circle-dot, brass wire, tacks,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By G. Mansfield
Here are some examples of the flyssa and...

Here are some examples of the flyssa and "wedding" nimcha dagger blades similar to the kastane posted. Does anyone have ideas of how this North African blade could have made its way mounted onto a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By G. Mansfield
A Different Kastane Trade Blade

This Sinhalese Kastane sold at auction recently for a good price. It is not very old, late 19th or early 20th century. The interesting characteristic is that the blade is not the common local forged...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,325
Posted By G. Mansfield
Seeking another translation for another Majdali dagger

This one was purchased a few weeks ago and I am seeking a translation for another Majdali dagger. It is a bit rough with some losses and damage but nevertheless a good early example. Size is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,345
Posted By G. Mansfield
I am still unsure about the origin or transitions...

I am still unsure about the origin or transitions of the flissa, though the yataghan seems to have had a strong influence from the Ottomans in the older deep belly flissas as much noted earlier....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,345
Posted By G. Mansfield
I am wondering why the description of 1580 is...

I am wondering why the description of 1580 is listed as "Dagger of the Kabyles", which is a yatagan, while 1604 is the flissa listed as "gourma, or dagger". Could this have been a mistake on as the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By G. Mansfield
You have gotten very lucky with this dagger as it...

You have gotten very lucky with this dagger as it is a fine example! I believe these types judging from the blade forging and hilt style as coming from the southern Sudan rather than the typical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,417
Posted By G. Mansfield
I sold a khodmi a few months back and spoke with...

I sold a khodmi a few months back and spoke with the purchaser. He collected a number of these as he was from the region of production in Southern Algeria explaining that "Khodmi mean Knife in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,979
Posted By G. Mansfield
Hi Drabant1701, Your jambiyas seem to have some...

Hi Drabant1701,

Your jambiyas seem to have some age to them with the quality in craftsmanship silverwork and blade. As for the stones, I have seen plastic (bead-like) on the more recent pieces, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,552
Posted By G. Mansfield
Here is another Orientalist style painting by...

Here is another Orientalist style painting by French artist Eugene Delacroix depicting a similar dramatic fight between a rider and a lion, "Arab Horseman Attacked by a Lion" (1849/1850). I cannot...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,552
Posted By G. Mansfield
Lion Attacking a Dromedary -1867

Through gaining a museum studies minor at the University of Pittsburgh, I was working within the Carnegie Museum of Natural History quite often for class research. One of their most popular exhibits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By G. Mansfield
Thank You Detlef, This is just the direction that...

Thank You Detlef, This is just the direction that I needed pointed to. Much appreciation.

-Geoff
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By G. Mansfield
Sword for Identification

Today I was browsing the vault at the war museum where I work and stumbled upon this sword. Outside of my knowledge, I wondered the possible origin and date of this piece. It was donated a number of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,239
Posted By G. Mansfield
Hello Roanoa, Interesting hybrid piece you have...

Hello Roanoa,

Interesting hybrid piece you have there. I agree with your assumption here with originating somewhere between the borders of Sudan/Ethiopia. The hilt shape is Sudanese while the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,325
Posted By G. Mansfield
Thank you Kubur and Eytan for your information...

Thank you Kubur and Eytan for your information and translation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,325
Posted By G. Mansfield
More photos attached for translation..

More photos attached for translation..
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