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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Saracen
No, Ian. It was an insight. Or, if you like, a...

No, Ian. It was an insight. Or, if you like, a hypothesis within the framework of a hypothetico-deductive model of research:), which is still waiting for its confirmation or refutation.
To do this,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Probably because weapons often serve as a symbol...

Probably because weapons often serve as a symbol of belonging to a certain social group.
For example, I have also never come across an image of a janissary with an Ottoman court dagger.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Saracen
There is a strong Saudi accent here. I will...

There is a strong Saudi accent here.
I will assume that jambiya is from the northwestern region of modern Yemen or the adjacent regions of Saudi Arabia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Don't worry. The topic is not so big yet that can...

Don't worry. The topic is not so big yet that can forget the question in the topic title.
But the historical photo with the "Indian pseudoshashka" is more interesting than your question.
Good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Saracen
A good photo. I really like the glance of this...

A good photo. I really like the glance of this bodyguard).
But it piece very little resemblance to khanjarli.
In addition, I have never seen a khanjarli, which is worn on a suspension, and not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2021, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Saracen
The scales on the handle seem to me too large to...

The scales on the handle seem to me too large to be mother of pearl.
I do not know a clam whose shell has such a thick layer of mother of pearl.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Saracen
The opposite side of the scabbard is also...

The opposite side of the scabbard is also decorated in the Greek tradition: repeating sectors with plant elements. As on the scabbard of the yataghan from Ioannina shown in Robert Elgood book "The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2021, 12:13 AM
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Views: 1,681
Posted By Saracen
I think there are much more similarities than...

I think there are much more similarities than differences :) and these similarities give more certainty in the tradition of production than differences. In addition, the shape of the scabbard is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By Saracen
Hi, vasilisnik. Thank you for the additional...

Hi, vasilisnik. Thank you for the additional photos and I apologize for the long wait for my answer. I had a hard weekend:).
Since there is no characteristic ornament on the blade, I think about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Saracen
Yes, I know that now. Thank you for the...

Yes, I know that now. Thank you for the information and links. I like to learn new things. I also think that two handles for an axe are better than one. One handle is for rough, traditional work, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Saracen
It would be interesting to see a blade, is there...

It would be interesting to see a blade, is there a repeating pattern along the spine?
By some indications, I would call Montenegro, Boka Kotorska, the place of production.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Oh, Serge, did you have a trump card up your...

Oh, Serge, did you have a trump card up your sleeve?:)

Do you have any ideas how the Celtic bronze axe in the Bronze Age got to Laos?;) :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2021, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Saracen
Thank you, kronckew :)

Thank you, kronckew :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2021, 04:42 PM
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Posted By Saracen
It doesn't seem like an axe to me either. This...

It doesn't seem like an axe to me either.
This photo shows that the working part is wooden.
But in his right hand he has an axe according to its functionality.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Saracen
Absolutely no problems). I have no complaints :) ...

Absolutely no problems). I have no complaints :)





I would apply linseed oil at the end of the whole process. After the gap is reduced (if it is reduced) and the guard stops rattling....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Saracen
Hi, Detlef. On the two that I can show, the tang...

Hi, Detlef. On the two that I can show, the tang are riveted to the handle. Both have a gap at the guard and it rattles. It is interesting that both are marked with Masonic symbols. Legendary_Jarl,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Saracen
Thank you for the detailed explanation of etching...

Thank you for the detailed explanation of etching with coffee. I read somewhere (maybe here) that even Coca-Cola is used for etching in hotel conditions, but I have never come across information...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Saracen
This is a wonderful pesh. I agree with Marius...

This is a wonderful pesh. I agree with Marius about the origin.
Please tell us more about etching with coffee, I always thought that such an effect can only be obtained with the help of acid. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Saracen
The tang on these daggers is riveted in the...

The tang on these daggers is riveted in the pommel of the handle.
Heating the blade will not help solve the problem. There is no resin there.
In addition, there is a risk of damaging the handle,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd July 2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Saracen
Yes, of course. "White Bedouin" is the name of a...

Yes, of course. "White Bedouin" is the name of a statuette by Kathleen Scott, for which Lawrence of Arabia posed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,276
Posted By Saracen
I like the idea of RenRen. The motif of the...

I like the idea of RenRen. The motif of the incoming waves is visible. Just that the ornament on the fabric is distributed over the area , and on the blade in one line. But it looks very much like...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th July 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Saracen
Such things happen more often, although this does...

Such things happen more often, although this does not make them any less amazing.
Don't need to be a little black Ibrahim Petrovich :) to keep in touch with the culture of a foreign country that...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th July 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Saracen
You wouldn't say that people couldn't just...

You wouldn't say that people couldn't just travel, would you? :)
Anytime.
I do not think that the analysis of wood can give a reliable result, even if its origin is established. There are many...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th July 2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Saracen
Why do you exclude the work of a master who was...

Why do you exclude the work of a master who was taken out of the colony in the metropole? Only some elements have Ceylon shades, the overall composition is Dutch.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th July 2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Saracen
This link seems obvious to me. Some stylistic...

This link seems obvious to me. Some stylistic elements of this image of a lion have obvious traditional features, which can be seen, for example, on the pommel of the kastane sword. Probably the...
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