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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2020, 12:13 AM
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Views: 869
Posted By eftihis
Indian (?) inscription on a cupslock pistol

Another unknown inscription...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,203
Posted By eftihis
I agree that there is no way that the date...

I agree that there is no way that the date corresponds to the date of manufacture of this yataghan! It looks like a mid 19th century piece, so the date must be there for anoter reason as discusssed ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,203
Posted By eftihis
Yataghan translation request

I would be greatfull for a translation of the script.
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,312
Posted By eftihis
19th sword

Do you know from which sword this blade is?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,778
Posted By eftihis
Turkish -Persian shamshir sword

As far as i learned the blade is persian with the stamps of Assadolah and Shah Abbas and teh date 1121 which corresponds to 1709 Christian. The scabbard looks late 18th century Turkish, but the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,155
Posted By eftihis
Shipping from Italy

I bought some items from Czerny's last auction in Italy. According to them, something has changed in Italy, and only a specialised (?) shipping company can handle antique weapons. The result is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,833
Posted By eftihis
Hi there is big similarity with yataghans from...

Hi there is big similarity with yataghans from Algeria and the ones from the Greek islands. They copied the Algerian style as well the Algerian dress. So this lanyard reminds buttons from Cretan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,691
Posted By eftihis
Unknown axe indopersian ?

Can anyone help with the origins of this axe?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,194
Posted By eftihis
Bronze ottoman saddle parts?

These 2 bronze items have been found in Crete. I believe they are some sort of decoration from the saddle or the bridle from ottoman cavalry from the 19th century. Does anybody knows exactly what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,721
Posted By eftihis
I have heard that the green colour in the leather...

I have heard that the green colour in the leather scabbards (which is often the colour on the leather of the scabbards of cretan knifes) is due to its treatment (tanning) inside a liquid consisting...
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,795
Posted By eftihis
18th century sword belt

I bought this as an "18th century sword belt". What kind of sword was hanging from this belt? Αnd what is teh reason for these small thin leather lines?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,066
Posted By eftihis
Thank you Tim! I remeber there was a place in the...

Thank you Tim! I remeber there was a place in the wall saying "turkish weapons". Do you have a photo of that part?
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,925
Posted By eftihis
Four barel cupslock pistol

This cupslock manualy rotated pistol, is said to originated from Sicily, Italy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By eftihis
Now they are working!

Now they are working!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By eftihis
Thanks Kubur! Are the photos visible allright? Or...

Thanks Kubur! Are the photos visible allright? Or you have to download them?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By eftihis
A short balkan musket

Do you have any ideas about the specific area of the Balkans that this musket originated?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,397
Posted By eftihis
Chinese flat knife

I was wondering what this (chinese i think) knife was made for! It looks quite old from the rust on the blade. Was it made to be hidden in a boot? Is it a ceremonial knife that was attached to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,255
Posted By eftihis
i found 2 videos that describe how it worked...

i found 2 videos that describe how it worked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ihecrd8E00


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DLm2jW4EF4
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,255
Posted By eftihis
i meant here

i meant here
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,255
Posted By eftihis
Double barelled flintlock ottoman pistol

Visiting a friend's collection, i saw this curious double barelled flintlock pistol. I have never seen a similar one! It has 2 different pans, and the one is movable.The way that it is operating is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,371
Posted By eftihis
I cant because these ere the only photos i...

I cant because these ere the only photos i received. I will ask though..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,371
Posted By eftihis
Gold inscription. Real or fake?

An old man has this sword, supposely it was taken in battle from an ancestor of his. He asked a friend of mine about translation of the inscrptions. However, it feels to me that something is strange...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,737
Posted By eftihis
Well, i was discussing about this type of gun...

Well, i was discussing about this type of gun with a turkish collector, and he said that these are known in Turkey as Armenian guns. This provemamce correxponds well with the "like caucasus niello"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,160
Posted By eftihis
Well, after speaking with a Greek folk art...

Well, after speaking with a Greek folk art collector, it may be a womans belt for a Vlah greek woman!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,291
Posted By eftihis
To me, the second digit on the date looks like...

To me, the second digit on the date looks like "o" That gives a date of 1021 islamic, ie 1612, which looks much more likely for such a quality blade. Also, the second digit cannot be a "worn two"...
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