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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:53 PM
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Posted By ariel
Don’t we exaggerate the anti-iconic customs of...

Don’t we exaggerate the anti-iconic customs of Shia and Sunni?

Both Turkish Sultans and Persian Shahs invited European artists to have their portrais painted , Iranians had their khanjars with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:13 PM
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Posted By ariel
Re. Your penultimate post. In the list on top...

Re. Your penultimate post.
In the list on top of it, points 1,2,and 3 are correct.
But to call Qutb Quli Shah a “ peasant” would be a slight exaggeration.
Overall, this list is ‘true, true and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:06 AM
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Posted By ariel
Please see my post #20: that was exactly the...

Please see my post #20: that was exactly the reason why I hold Astvatsaturian blameless.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:17 AM
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Posted By ariel
That is the very same “yataghan of original form”...

That is the very same “yataghan of original form” I have mentioned earlier.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2022, 11:10 PM
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Posted By ariel
Mercenary, You are correct: I used a...

Mercenary,
You are correct: I used a stenographic style to cite your text, and just wrote about simply contacts vs. cultural influence. Can you support your assertion with some evidence? IMHO, it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2022, 12:00 PM
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Posted By ariel
Ren Ren, I am a bit flabbergasted by your...

Ren Ren,
I am a bit flabbergasted by your comments.
First, I never claimed that Zheng He's trips were the source of Chinese swords entering India. It was simply in response to Mercenary's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2022, 11:45 AM
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Posted By ariel
Sorry, another double:-(((((

Sorry, another double:-(((((
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2022, 05:54 PM
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Posted By ariel
Ian, There are no contentions regarding...

Ian,
There are no contentions regarding collective, country-wise, quality of authorship. I was talking about a particular book written by a particular group of authors.

This book was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2022, 04:31 PM
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Posted By ariel
Going back to the original topic of discussion:...

Going back to the original topic of discussion: any consructive thoughts about potential Chinese influence on the construction of the “ quillon”?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2022, 01:08 PM
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Posted By ariel
I always appreciate constructive help. That’s the...

I always appreciate constructive help. That’s the main reason I come to this site.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2022, 04:54 AM
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Posted By ariel
Viking age ended in 11 century. The earlier...

Viking age ended in 11 century. The earlier origin of “Varangian” sword are irrelevant to our discussion. What counts is an incontrovertible fact that it was Vikings ( Normans, Norsemen, Varangians ,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2022, 03:46 AM
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Posted By ariel
Double

Double
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2022, 03:40 AM
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Posted By ariel
I had to go to a big review by Sally Church...

I had to go to a big review by Sally Church doi:10.2307/40727457.
She discusses the plausibility of the claim that Zheng He’s flotilla contained 450 feet long trade ships.
Everything is based on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By ariel
Obviously, earlier researchers did commit...

Obviously, earlier researchers did commit attributional errors when there was no ironclad information about the objects.

The correct attribution of Laz Bicagi appeared on this Forum in 2004 with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By ariel
Since Philip Tom with his vast knowledge of...

Since Philip Tom with his vast knowledge of Eastern weapons has joined the discussion, I would like to re-address my question to him:
- what are his thoughts about the peculiar form of the chape of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By ariel
The " Front Asian", allegedly Kazakh, example ...

The " Front Asian", allegedly Kazakh, example from Tashkent from the Russian Ethnographic Muzeum was not the only bizarre item from that album.

Items #162 and 163 both with Laz configuration of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2022, 01:59 AM
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Posted By ariel
Sorry, sorry, sorry! Alzheimer moment…..

Sorry, sorry, sorry!
Alzheimer moment…..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2022, 03:24 PM
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Posted By ariel
Lee, I know, it is a frustrating experience to...

Lee,
I know, it is a frustrating experience to show a sword for discussion and get zero responses.
In your case it is not so much lack of interest in a particular posting as the lack of knowledge...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2022, 04:08 AM
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Views: 809
Posted By ariel
Jim, Re. Your mention of a Laz Bichagi thought...

Jim,
Re. Your mention of a Laz Bichagi thought to be of Kurdish-Armenian origin, in the generally execrable album of weapons from the Russian Ethnographic Museum, #191 is an example of a sword with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By ariel
There is nothing “ unimaginable” about the khanda...

There is nothing “ unimaginable” about the khanda with Caucasian handle. Mindboggling yes, but one should also remember that Tiflis or Gurian kindjals of hign quality have pattern-welded damascus...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By ariel
Jim, Thanks for your detailed ( as usual)...

Jim,
Thanks for your detailed ( as usual) exposition tracing the development of our knowledge about those peculiar Trabzon swords.
As we see, even well before Tirri Danish authors mulled over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2022, 01:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,011
Posted By ariel
Yes, post 1066 Normans became the ruling class in...

Yes, post 1066 Normans became the ruling class in England, and that is still felt by the double definitions of certain things in the English language.
There were no Brits in the 13 century India,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,011
Posted By ariel
I am not changing the subject: it was you who...

I am not changing the subject: it was you who mentioned “Russian” swords of 13 century. I just clarified that while we can legitimately speak of swords manufactured in Russia after ~ 15-16 century,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By ariel
Tirry was wrong attributing Laz Bicagi to...

Tirry was wrong attributing Laz Bicagi to N.Africa, no doubt.

But we still do not know whence the inspiration for this weapon came.
Tirry based his attribution mainly on two factors: straighten...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By ariel
Kard in Farsi is jusr “knife”. They can be of any...

Kard in Farsi is jusr “knife”. They can be of any length.
“Tribalism” is determined by their decorations.
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