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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2019, 01:35 PM
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Posted By ariel
I also took several of my pieces to the jeweler...

I also took several of my pieces to the jeweler store.
They have an armed guard on duty, but I was never stopped. Every time I bring some sharpie to the store, the staff is excited and there are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,444
Posted By ariel
The "hunting scene" on this katar is...

The "hunting scene" on this katar is interesting: apparently it was not " deep etched", but rather carved. If the blade is indeed wootz, that would support the notion that wootz was not hardened...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,444
Posted By ariel
Jens, I appreciate and respect your wish to...

Jens,
I appreciate and respect your wish to concentrate on decorative elements of Indian weapons, but just want to show 2 South Indian swords of interest. Seems to me, that spear-like construction...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,444
Posted By ariel
Mahratt, Please relax: I like my sword. You may...

Mahratt,
Please relax: I like my sword. You may think it is a newly-made souvenir, but I think otherwise and do not wish to spend my breath arguing with you.

Also, please stop bombarding me with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,444
Posted By ariel
Kubur, So many Indian weapons do not look...

Kubur,
So many Indian weapons do not look "practical" to us: pata, aradam/arapusta, bank, all those snake-like swords, supermassive teghas, old South Indian swords ( see Rawson), Nayar swords etc,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,444
Posted By ariel
Good for me! As to when: see my earlier post:...

Good for me!
As to when: see my earlier post: “When, - is another question :-), but historically they might have been married 300-400 years ago. And still holding strong:-)”
Thanks Kubur!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,444
Posted By ariel
Marius, See Rawson’s pics of Madras swords in...

Marius,
See Rawson’s pics of Madras swords in the V&A museum. Also, chapter 8 in Elgood. They do look “spear-y”, but they are constructed in a manner of Tatar-Circassian sabers: bayonnet-like tip...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ariel
Ren Ren’s illustration may be quite revealing:...

Ren Ren’s illustration may be quite revealing: European artists might have used their own falchions/stortas as a model for exotic Turkish swords.
Didn’t even have to spend money for a trip to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,444
Posted By ariel
Yup. See post #6.

Yup. See post #6.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,444
Posted By ariel
I have several Indian swords/daggers with riveted...

I have several Indian swords/daggers with riveted blades and the assemblage is very strong and reliable.

Earlier, I have mentioned a composite Indian sword I have: S. Indian blade of a very ancient...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By ariel
Got it: you just do not want me under any...

Got it: you just do not want me under any circumstances to have English translation of your book. Why, is of course your decision and your problem. But that’s OK.
Thanks for the messages.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By ariel
Duplicate. Sorry, the button on my iPad...

Duplicate. Sorry, the button on my iPad overreacted:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By ariel
This one is a locally-interpreted South Indian...

This one is a locally-interpreted South Indian sword. In this case it is Khanda with a so-called Gulabkhati handle, an Indian basket hilt with a bent grip and a rose- like pommel ( as per Pant). You...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ariel
Your first image is not “ yet another one”: it is...

Your first image is not “ yet another one”: it is a yet another re- drawing of one of the two images shown in the Post #7 . They are 3 variants of the same image, and which one was the original...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By ariel
Nothing like that was mentioned originally....

Nothing like that was mentioned originally. Sounds like a broken promise to me.

You mention that this “courtesy” is free.
Well, if the price is right , I am willing to pay.
How much do you want?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By ariel
Mahratt: Here is your post of October 6 in the...

Mahratt:

Here is your post of October 6 in the Swap Forum


“In addition, to everyone who purchases my book, I send an e-mail translation of the book in English in Word format.”

Sounds like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ariel
The images of the janissaries are not the same. ...

The images of the janissaries are not the same.
One is a re-drawing of another ( this is like a newspaper back page “Find 10 differences”:-)))

Artists used older pictures time a time again, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,293
Posted By ariel
Long list of questions... I’ll start from the...

Long list of questions... I’ll start from the bottom.

We have multiple examples of weapons utilizing foreign-made parts or made entirely in one country and used in another. They sill can be called...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By ariel
I ordered this book from the publisher and it got...

I ordered this book from the publisher and it got stuck with the US Customs for a whole month(!). Then, just as suddenly it appeared on my front porch.
Hope yours is in the same temporal limbo.

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,293
Posted By ariel
The presenter specifically stressed that the...

The presenter specifically stressed that the choice of objects was based on their presence and usage by the military of the Crimean Khanate, NOT on the purported place of their manufacture, Crimea...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,293
Posted By ariel
Only those two were bought by the Tsar himself ...

Only those two were bought by the Tsar himself from a Bakhchisarai knifemaker in 1837:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,293
Posted By ariel
Please pay attention: I called this knife “...

Please pay attention: I called this knife “ allegedly Crimean” and noted the only feature that hinted at that attribution. I also faithfully cited the owner’s reason why he suspected its Crimean...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,293
Posted By ariel
I know nothing about this dagger. But the only...

I know nothing about this dagger. But the only thing resembling Persia is downturned quillons. However, same was seen on Mamluke and Ottoman examples, and Crimea was an “Ottoman- related” area.
It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,767
Posted By ariel
Thanks for responding to my query about the...

Thanks for responding to my query about the stitches and adding a close-up of the area. Regretfully, my expanding the previously-posted pic of the same location blurred the image.
Yes, regular, not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,293
Posted By ariel
Here is another, this time alleged, Crimean...

Here is another, this time alleged, Crimean knife. The cap on top of the hilt is a frequent Crimean feature : see Tatar sabers.
Pay attention to the down-turned handle. Similar examples are seen on...
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