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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2022, 10:07 AM
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Posted By francantolin
Wink Thank you, But I always pay attention to dogmas...

Thank you,
But I always pay attention to dogmas with books... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 06:18 AM
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Posted By francantolin
Helli, Thank's a lot Ariel to you and your...

Helli,
Thank's a lot Ariel to you and your Pakistani friend for the translation !
Sorry for the late reply
For the date ''mystery'' ,
It can perhaps be a day and a lunar month,
The 13th of 9th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By francantolin
I wanted to share these pics: verso of the handle...

I wanted to share these pics: verso of the handle and ''zoom'' of the fullered part of the blade.
Maybe or maybe not european trade blade but nice quality

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 10:05 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Thank you all for your messages and sorry for the...

Thank you all for your messages and sorry for the late reply.
Thank you Ed for the five-khemsa esoteric or muslim symbol and a possible sudanese origin.

Yes Motan , I wrote ostrich- royal.crane...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 11:29 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Thank you all for the detailled comments ! ...

Thank you all for the detailled comments !
Really nice model Lee !! :)
I thought earlier 40s-50s made silver work but...
Glad to hear the blade is an old one
heavy blade but flexible. Try to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2022, 01:46 PM
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Posted By francantolin
I forgot: I think- guess the hilt had been...

I forgot:
I think- guess the hilt had been strongly cleaned by the seller.

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2022, 01:40 PM
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Views: 1,208
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you both for your message, ...

Hello,

Thank you both for your message,
Maybe it is low grade local silver with nickel
even if in Sahara silver work is everywhere and don't cost much ( I was ten years ago in Tamanrasset,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2022, 11:02 PM
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Posted By francantolin
And the large multi fullered blade and the...

And the large multi fullered blade and the ''ostrich'' ?
bird engraved on each side

Glad if anyone know this tuareg(?) bird symbol ...

Kind regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2022, 10:55 PM
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Posted By francantolin
Nice takouba sword for comments

Hello dear members,
I want to show you this takouba sword,
I think it is not really old but I found it is a large and lovely model , not too expensive and this time,
my wife found the sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,879
Posted By francantolin
Hello, sure it's not the same and I didn't said...

Hello, sure it's not the same and I didn't said it was caucasian made but here the similarities:

-afghan old blade with ricasso and a not often seen renforced tip on a "european look like battle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 06:50 PM
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Posted By francantolin
The shape of the steel hilt has originally a...

The shape of the steel hilt has originally a shamshir hilt shape

Indeed, I never saw a ''shamshir" hilt on a pesh kabz or a zirah bouk .
A remanied blade ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 05:53 PM
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Posted By francantolin
The handle is interesting, It has been modified...

The handle is interesting,
It has been modified later,
Maybe in central asia- caucasian and made for battle
with an indian or afghan older blade.
Maybe wootz, pictures seems ok...

Sure and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 05:04 PM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Thank you Ariel for your messages, ...

Hello,

Thank you Ariel for your messages,
I did some research on internet,
I found this interesting caucasian knife
Dates 1880
with an afghan damascus blade and a renforced tip.
There is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,879
Posted By francantolin
Hello dear members, I finally got it ! ( I...

Hello dear members,

I finally got it ! ( I only had the seller pictures thats why I couldn't post more before)
The blade seems good and not recent work with what seems to me a large enough...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,879
Posted By francantolin
Thank you all for your messages, Mahratt,...

Thank you all for your messages,

Mahratt, this one is your's ?
Do you think it is a "recent" 20th century model ?
The final tip is not large/strong enough ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2022, 11:18 AM
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Posted By francantolin
A kind of pesh kabz, opinion and translation please

Hello dear members,

I please ask tour opinion about what seems to me an indian or afghan pesh kabz with an armour piercer tip.
Seems an old model but the blade seems not as old,mauve a " tourist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By francantolin
Seems a good one...:) There is not always a...

Seems a good one...:)

There is not always a silver stamp or maker's mark
as this similar caucasian kindjal from Czerny's. $$

If you want to be sure, you can test it with a silver acid kit or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By francantolin
Really nice ottoman surmene knife ! Here...

Really nice ottoman surmene knife !
Here another one.

I never saw one with silver niello parts,:)
east neighbours influence ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By francantolin
Hello, Indian I guess too, I have an old...

Hello,
Indian I guess too,
I have an old talwar with the same eyelash on the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th May 2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By francantolin
Thumbs up 19th, maybe 18th century piece now you just...

19th, maybe 18th century piece
now you just have to find the flowers,
or put fresh one and change them everyday...........:D
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By francantolin
Hello, really good idea about Surya sun god...

Hello,

really good idea about Surya sun god ( and the missing sun flowers/ lotus...?)


Here a picture of a similar work on alabaster with gilted parts and painted,
22 inches high, said to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By francantolin
Hello and Thank's a lot Werecow for your...

Hello and Thank's a lot Werecow for your comments,

Really nice quaddara ! sadly not yours ( neither mine :) )

what is uncommon in this kindjal are as you said these large knobs/rivets,
2cm/...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By francantolin
another kindjal; big rivets and huge final ball

Hello dear members,

I have this kindjal to show you and ask about origin,

it is a mix of what seems ''average'' recent work with some fine silver wires ans details.

the blade seems good with...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,807
Posted By francantolin
You're welcome ! Really nice and interesting...

You're welcome !
Really nice and interesting pommel !!
if it's silver, you can try to open the gem settings without damage it.

I found an hungarian 17th-18th century sword with almost the same...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,807
Posted By francantolin
my sword with the Passau wolf, sure a straight...

my sword with the Passau wolf, sure a straight model,
just for show the mix with old blades and later mounts...

your blade, with his european type engravings and his ottoman-indian yelman...
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