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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,409
Posted By mariusgmioc
I believe that good bronze fakes cannot be...

I believe that good bronze fakes cannot be detected visually even by the most experienced people. For every experienced buyer there are 100 experienced fakers...

Even laboratory testing may prove to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th September 2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,874
Posted By mariusgmioc
Scottish sword...

Scottish sword dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZCT8H-Hpbc

Georgian dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OsAsJejxJY

Korean sword dance
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Norman, Yes, I know that sometimes the...

Hello Norman,

Yes, I know that sometimes the blade needs some additional polishing to remove the scars from previous abuse.

It still is a lovely blade! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By mariusgmioc
Judging from the photos alone is tricky and can...

Judging from the photos alone is tricky and can be misleading, but to my eyes the blade looks very odd.

To my eyes, this blade does not look that it was originally shaped like this. It looks like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, To me, this looks like a repurposed...

Hello,

To me, this looks like a repurposed shamshir blade fragment.

Have a look a koftgari with langet shapes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By mariusgmioc
Anyhow, these blades are are looking great......

Anyhow, these blades are are looking great... excepting that they appear to be somehow over-cleaned.

Also considering their age, there is a good chance they are wootz.

So, if they were mine, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, The date in the cartouche may have a...

Hello,
The date in the cartouche may have a different meaning, like the year when the swordsmith shop was founded... maybe... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By mariusgmioc
Nihonto collecting is unforgiving to the extreme...

Nihonto collecting is unforgiving to the extreme with even minor defects rendering an otherwise healthy blade worthless.

However, this doesn't mean the blade has no value from historical or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By mariusgmioc
In nihonto the tempering defines the blade and it...

In nihonto the tempering defines the blade and it is an essential part of it.

I would say that Rick put it quite mildly, but from the point of view of a nihonto collector, a re-tempered blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, Have a look at the link...

Hello,

Have a look at the link below:

http://vikingsword.com/ethsword/koummya/index.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Restoring an antique piece not only takes skill...

Restoring an antique piece not only takes skill and time, but also takes passion. And I can see you put a lot in your work.

Congratulations for your amazing work! :)

Such artistic skills like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 842
Posted By mariusgmioc
I am also collecting recently made swords and...

I am also collecting recently made swords and daggers, and if they are traditionally made and ethnografically correct, are at least as precious as their antique counterparts... at least to me.

By...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, Still nobody o help me with translation?!

Hello,

Still nobody o help me with translation?!
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By mariusgmioc
To me this does not look like a weapon but more...

To me this does not look like a weapon but more like a utility cleaver or machete.

Anyhow, definitely not a pedang... in my oppinion. :shrug:

PS: Yet, the presence of the crossguard somehow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hi Detlef, You seem to be right... but I don't...

Hi Detlef,

You seem to be right... but I don't give up until it will be definitely confirmed. :p

I don't know how it is for you but I find this kind of disagreements very, very interesting and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Detlef, Why I do believe even more so it...

Hello Detlef,

Why I do believe even more so it is silver?!

OXIDATION!

Please notice that the depressions/crevices in the engraved metal are oxidized black, which is quite typical for silver....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By mariusgmioc
Definitely a real, quality, Koummiya! A good...

Definitely a real, quality, Koummiya! A good example!

Now, whether it is silver or nickel-silver/alpaca/German silver is debatable but easy to check.

However it is quite obvious the scabbard and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By mariusgmioc
It appears that hilts with prongs are not...

It appears that hilts with prongs are not characteristic to Albania alone, but more generally to the Ottoman empire (see the link below, to mine that was made in Damascus).

Regarding the Kurdish...
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,026
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very nice and well preserved...

Very nice and well preserved longsword/hand-and-a-half sword/bastard sword!

Many museums would love to have it! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By mariusgmioc
Just a refresh for translation.

Just a refresh for translation.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yeah, I thought there was something fishy about...

Yeah, I thought there was something fishy about this whole episode.
Hope you will get your keris in good order.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very legit question! And that's exactly why I put...

Very legit question! And that's exactly why I put the question mark in my original posting.

And so far we don't even know if the inscription is in Turkish.

The shape of he hilt and blade look very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Anthony, It is exactly as Detlef said. No...

Hello Anthony,

It is exactly as Detlef said. No problem but in the head of the seller.

But I am wondering if there isn't something else behind it?!

Like the seller changing his mind, having...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By mariusgmioc
Ottoman hancer for translation

Hello,

Here is my friend's hancer/khanjar that I believe to be Ottoman (?).

Any opinions and of course the translation would be welcomed!

Marius
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,045
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello guys, I am pretty sure the straighter one...

Hello guys,

I am pretty sure the straighter one is of Indian origin, as it not only has the characteristic "indian ricasso" but also has the characteristic strong beveling of the cutting edge...
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