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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:00 PM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Wow! Thank you very much! :)

Wow!

Thank you very much! :)
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2021, 07:51 PM
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Views: 739
Posted By mariusgmioc
Didn't Johannis Brach work for a while in Toledo...

Didn't Johannis Brach work for a while in Toledo too?

I seem to remember there are a couple of swords made by him in Toledo, that were in the imperial Russian collection?! :confused:
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2021, 11:58 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
To me it seems it is not Ioannis but IOHANNIS or...

To me it seems it is not Ioannis but IOHANNIS or even JOHANNIS. :confused:

May it be it refers to refer to Johannis Brach?! :confused:

There might be other candidates as well, like Johannis...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Genuine indeed but I would put it in the 20th...

Genuine indeed but I would put it in the 20th century, more exactly around the '50s to '70s.

And not because of the brass, but based mainly on the examples I had or I have seen.

I am curious to...
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2021, 08:19 AM
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Views: 1,065
Posted By mariusgmioc
The corrosion is quite deep but uniform and...

The corrosion is quite deep but uniform and consistent with its age.
The stamp is crisp but it is also corroded consistent with the rest of the blade so I am pretty sure it is original and not a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By mariusgmioc
Corsican Stylus dagger, also popularly known as...

Corsican Stylus dagger, also popularly known as "Vendetta Dagger."

20th century with pewter ferrules, I would guess.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By mariusgmioc
I am a little late but I have no doubts that it...

I am a little late but I have no doubts that it is Matsya, the first avatar of Visnu.

If you examine the carving carefully you may notice it has four arms. Two lowered and two raised above the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Jim for this very interesting...

Thank you Jim for this very interesting information!

The two "Scandinavian (?)" examples in the photo appear very similar with Fernando's sword indeed.
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2021, 11:04 AM
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Views: 1,078
Posted By mariusgmioc
Well, the Austrian imperial eagle also holds an...

Well, the Austrian imperial eagle also holds an orb in its left talons and the heads of the eagle are also mostly crowned (see photo below). So, in my opinion this is more of an artistic...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2021, 11:06 PM
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Views: 1,078
Posted By mariusgmioc
To my novice eyes the style appears Italian,...

To my novice eyes the style appears Italian, Florentine with a touch of Negroli look...

And the double eagle could equally be Russian imperial.

Quite a lovely puzzle you have! :)
Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2021, 09:12 AM
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Views: 1,256
Posted By mariusgmioc
Precisely my opinion too! :)

Precisely my opinion too!

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2021, 10:50 PM
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Views: 1,082
Posted By mariusgmioc
Magnificent blade and in excellent condition! ...

Magnificent blade and in excellent condition!

Congratulations for such a fine acquisition and thank you for sharing!

:)
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By mariusgmioc
"found somewhere about city of Sudak (Crimean...

"found somewhere about city of Sudak (Crimean peninsula)"

Another strong argument for the Khazar (or related culture - Eurasian Nomads also called "People of the Steppes") origin!

PS: The...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By mariusgmioc
10th century Khazar sword?! :confused: ...

10th century Khazar sword?! :confused:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24213&highlight=khazar
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By mariusgmioc
Exactly what I was thinking! But BE VERY...

Exactly what I was thinking!

But BE VERY CAREFUL HOW YOU CLEAN THE MARK!

I suggest to drop one drop of WD40 on the mark and let it soak for a few hours (renew the process if the WD40...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By mariusgmioc
Toledo :)

Toledo :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By mariusgmioc
Excellent example with a lovely blade! ...

Excellent example with a lovely blade!

Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,606
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,606
Posted By mariusgmioc
Magnificent! Do you know what the koftgari...

Magnificent!

Do you know what the koftgari says?
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hunting dagger with incomplete and reshaped...

Hunting dagger with incomplete and reshaped blade.

However, the blade doesn't appear to belong to the hilt.

My guess...:confused:

PS: Shouldn't this be better suited for the European...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By mariusgmioc
After careful examination of the hilt I became...

After careful examination of the hilt I became somehow suspicious about the wood it was made of. So I decided to do a little filing.

To my surprise, It came out to be some kind of resin (like...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By mariusgmioc
It is some kind of wood. The motifs look...

It is some kind of wood.

The motifs look more Celtic to me.
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By mariusgmioc
Knife but from when and where

Hello,

I have this small knife (about 20 cm/ 8") that I have no idea where it came from and when it may have been made.

So any help is welcomed!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,162
Posted By mariusgmioc
Another suggestion...

Another suggestion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,606
Posted By mariusgmioc
Lovely! The blades may be wootz. Did you...

Lovely!

The blades may be wootz. Did you consider trying to etch them?

Norman's looks like a bichaq from the Balkans... I guess...
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