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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2022, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Drabant1701
Beautiful sword, very pleasing wootz pattern. I...

Beautiful sword, very pleasing wootz pattern. I can see 35 in islamic numbers, at the bottom of first mark. Also the Yelman (double edge) is very long, I have not seen many swords like that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2022, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Drabant1701
Firangi blade - India or Germany?

I have this long (127cm) firangi. Do you think the blade is made in India or Germany? Second picture is the ridge of the blade.
Thanks for looking!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 06:30 PM
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Views: 1,488
Posted By Drabant1701
Thanks Ariel! I have Jens book, I bought it when...

Thanks Ariel! I have Jens book, I bought it when he published it. I will have to read it more carefully.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Drabant1701
Here are more pictures. This blade differs from...

Here are more pictures. This blade differs from my other shamshir blades, my other shamshir blades have straight sides but this is curved inwards (hard to explain I made a picture).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 08:40 AM
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Views: 1,184
Posted By Drabant1701
Very nice piece! Love the patterns :)

Very nice piece! Love the patterns :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2022, 04:45 PM
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Views: 1,488
Posted By Drabant1701
"Thus, the secrets of wootz are still...

"Thus, the secrets of wootz are still undiscovered, but who needs them? Modern metallurgy produces iron alloys of unquestionably superior quality."

Back when I started collecting I bought only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2022, 10:10 AM
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Views: 1,488
Posted By Drabant1701
Thanks Ariel! You are a great source of knowledge...

Thanks Ariel! You are a great source of knowledge as allways. You are right it is very hard to asign age ro these blades. Such a large number of blades have the Shah Abbas and Assadulla mark. Is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2022, 08:54 PM
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Views: 1,488
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you for your answer David. In this case I...

Thank you for your answer David. In this case I dont think it was split when new, it has simply separated the two halves from each other due to heavy wear and/corrosion. On many of my wootz blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By Drabant1701
Safavid or qajar blade?

So I bought this really beat up shamshir blade. The handle is a 20th century replacement and it has no crossguard. It caught my eye since it has a Shah Abbas mark. I know that the Shah Abbas mark is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By Drabant1701
Carving is superb. Very nice piece, would collect.

Carving is superb. Very nice piece, would collect.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2021, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Drabant1701
i think it looks good. It is hard to get good...

i think it looks good. It is hard to get good results with ferric. As for the instant coffe. I had som good results etching pattern welded, but never wootz.
You could try vineger, or a lemon. Takes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 07:35 PM
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Views: 1,205
Posted By Drabant1701
Yataghan for comment. Greek?

So I got this Yataghan recently. 80cm long, leather scabbard, plain blade with makers mark, silver bolster and pommel. Based on the bolster only I would say its greek. But I cant really find a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,073
Posted By Drabant1701
Very nice collection david! Do you have it on the...

Very nice collection david! Do you have it on the wall like that with all three swords and the shield? The shield btw is fantastic, just the right amount of wear and patina.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,239
Posted By Drabant1701
The scabbard is velvet on wood. I etched with...

The scabbard is velvet on wood.
I etched with ferric cloride first and polished it. Then I did a final etch with hot instant coffe (very, very, VERY strong)for 30 minutes.
I have not gotten that to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Drabant1701
Sure thing Rick :) Its a rather large dagger...

Sure thing Rick :) Its a rather large dagger right around 50cm long.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Drabant1701
When I bought this dagger it was very polihed but...

When I bought this dagger it was very polihed but I thought I saw patterns in the steel. I etched and hoped for wootz, it was not. Even so I really like the pattern and how it transfers to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th June 2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,933
Posted By Drabant1701
Many thanks for your replies. Very informative as...

Many thanks for your replies. Very informative as always. If you are not into collecting 19th century photos yet, I suggest you give it a try. Thay take up less space then arms and armor. Until you...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th June 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,933
Posted By Drabant1701
Cossack man - who is it?

I recently bought a photo album with CDV photos. all of them are named and of kings, political figuress military commanders etc. It is however difficult to read things written in days past so Im...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By Drabant1701
That is a great looking sword. Good wootz to. I...

That is a great looking sword. Good wootz to. I can not read the text. But is there a date near the crossuard? Its worn but I see 1211, 1796 :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,442
Posted By Drabant1701
I like the dagger even without the inscription,...

I like the dagger even without the inscription, well made and in great condition.
The inscription just makes it really special. Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,190
Posted By Drabant1701
That is indeed a very nice dagger. Regarding age,...

That is indeed a very nice dagger. Regarding age, the scabbard looks second half of the 19th century to me :shrug:
As for the wootz very nice for sure. Bur as far as I can tell from books even nicer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,479
Posted By Drabant1701
That is a very nice sword. A sword that complete...

That is a very nice sword. A sword that complete is a rare find.
Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,933
Posted By Drabant1701
That is fantastic work! Doing the filigree from...

That is fantastic work! Doing the filigree from scratch must feel really rewarding.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,793
Posted By Drabant1701
Found it! ...

Found it!
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=197808#p

That tegha is spectacular I would not mind that on my wall
:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,793
Posted By Drabant1701
Well put Jim. A similar example to the wolf and...

Well put Jim. A similar example to the wolf and umbrella is the Assad Allah Lion. On many Qajar swords you know it's a lion mark because its always a lion mark. For someone not knowing what they are...
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