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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for the photos! The hilt can be either...

Thank you for the photos!

The hilt can be either jade (nephrite or jadeite) or onyx. Cannot say.

From the photo with the text (the one from the link you provided), one can clearly see that it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By mariusgmioc
Definitely not a katar as it would be impossible...

Definitely not a katar as it would be impossible to use, thus useless.
This contraption simply cannot be held firmly in the hand.
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 807
Posted By mariusgmioc
Can you also please post better photos of the...

Can you also please post better photos of the hilt, including one close-up of the tip of the hilt?

I am asking because it would be possible the hilt to be of onyx, which is widely found in Anatolia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 807
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for the additional photos! True...

Thank you for the additional photos!

True inndeed that it would be almost impossible to know with certainty whether the scabbard is the original or a replacemement.
Yet, considering the style and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By mariusgmioc
This...

This one

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24308&highlight=kamardikan
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By mariusgmioc
I do not know almost anything about krises, but...

I do not know almost anything about krises, but this is definitely a masterpiece of pattern welding. Posibly made by the same pande that made the braided blade that was shown here some time...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By mariusgmioc
Me too! I bet it is wootz! :)

Me too! I bet it is wootz!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 807
Posted By mariusgmioc
As it was said before, in my oppinion too, it is...

As it was said before, in my oppinion too, it is 19th century Ottoman, most likely Turkish Kard.

Better photos should help to identify if it is wootz.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By mariusgmioc
I believe it is absolutely nonsensical to submit...

I believe it is absolutely nonsensical to submit the piece to any special testing for silver.

If you are just slightly familiar with silver, you should be able to know. There are very few alloys...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,809
Posted By mariusgmioc
Ferric chloride seems to be the next best...

Ferric chloride seems to be the next best alternative to Nital but
1. it is more difficult to work with as it tends to stain everything... including the sink;
2. the end result shows less contrast...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By mariusgmioc
Beautiful example. Congratulations! In my...

Beautiful example. Congratulations!

In my oppinion, Ariel provided an accurate assesment.

I do not think it is that important whether the front bolster is silver or another silver metal. It is more...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By mariusgmioc
To all forum members, whether we agree or...

To all forum members, whether we agree or disagree, whether we are funny or rude,
HAPPY 2020 in good health, with many wonderful new aquisitions to the collections and many interesting...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By mariusgmioc
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

To all forum members, whether we agree or disagree, whether we are funny or rude,
HAPPY 2020 in good health, with many wonderful new aquisitions to the collections and many interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By mariusgmioc
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

To all forum members, whether we agree or disagree, whether we are funny or rude,
HAPPY 2020 in good health, with many wonderful new aquisitions to the collections and many interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By mariusgmioc
What a beauty! Congratulations!

What a beauty! Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wink Wow! Superb piece. Congratulations!

Wow! Superb piece. Congratulations!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th December 2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,783
Posted By mariusgmioc
I believe what Alan said with regards to the use...

I believe what Alan said with regards to the use of coloured glass in combination with genuine gemstones is quite common across many cultures.

I have encountered a mix of genuine gemstones and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By mariusgmioc
I don't think there were any gold mountings...

I don't think there were any gold mountings because:
there are no traces of gold anywhere;
there are no visible grooves where the gold would have been inserted;
gold mountings on hilts are more an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you guys for your oppinions! :)

Thank you guys for your oppinions! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By mariusgmioc
Kard but from where

I got this wootz kard recently. The T-spined blade has about 27 cm (11").
It was advertised as Persian or Bukharan kard.
However, I believe it has some unmistakeable Ottoman features.
So what do you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, I am not well versed in Ottoman blades...

Hello,

I am not well versed in Ottoman blades but yours is definitely not of the classic Ottoman shape.

I don't even see anything to point towards Balkan origins.

To my eyes, your blade is a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd December 2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,783
Posted By mariusgmioc
Of course he was fired! He was threatening a...

Of course he was fired! He was threatening a multi million business.

However, reputed auction houses do not hesitate to fully refund a customer that was grossly misled by a wrong description, even...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,809
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you very much for the reply! Unfortunately,...

Thank you very much for the reply! Unfortunately, they do not serve Europe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,809
Posted By mariusgmioc
Where did you get your Nital from? I am...

Where did you get your Nital from?

I am desperate to get some but without any success.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,783
Posted By mariusgmioc
Imagine bidding, winning and paying 30000 Euro...

Imagine bidding, winning and paying 30000 Euro for a keris covered in solid gold, then find out is only gold plated...
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