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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 09:45 PM
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Posted By gp
the scabbard is silver and the hilt could be...

the scabbard is silver and the hilt could be ivory but also very fine quality horn

looks quite similar like this Bosnian one:
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=256678&postcount=67
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 06:31 PM
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Posted By gp
Bolshoj spassiba. Very nice pieces, especially...

Bolshoj spassiba. Very nice pieces, especially the one in the link and last picture: beautiful !
Guess they all are 84 zolotniki?

And guess I must now buy a Russian dagger to go with it.
bozje...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 07:53 PM
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Posted By gp
a nice piece of hand craft and art is this...

a nice piece of hand craft and art is this filigree (sterling) dagger belt buckle I recently purchased.

From filigree perspective it looks like Dalmatian, Bosnian or Montenegrin.
Also similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2021, 09:37 PM
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Posted By gp
I am neither from Bosnia nor the Balkans, please...

I am neither from Bosnia nor the Balkans, please do read my contributions before you judge...
again stop assuming & judging prematurely

Nor do you comment the other books and publications I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2021, 06:34 PM
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Posted By gp
Why my friend? Simple: based upon...

Why my friend?

Simple: based upon literature I quoted and my knowledge...

Before I joined this forum, to my big surprise, concering Bosnian cold weapons, I only read "I think" ....but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 12:59 PM
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Posted By gp
some more pics. What do you think about this...

some more pics. What do you think about this bichaq ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 12:58 PM
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Posted By gp
notwithstanding the enormous response :p.... I...

notwithstanding the enormous response :p....
I decided to leave it as it was and not to repair the broken part by filling / replacing the hole by new horn material.

Another nice Bosnian bichaq,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 10:40 PM
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Posted By gp
although I do not prefer damaged daggers, an...

although I do not prefer damaged daggers, an exception if one stumbles on something rare or not often found like this Bosnian dagger

lenght dagger 20,8 cm
Blade : 11 cm
handle made from horn ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 09:35 PM
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Posted By gp
this one, with scabbard and blade 17 cm Sarajevo...

this one, with scabbard and blade 17 cm Sarajevo 1887 written in silver, looks like the white bone version of Gonzoadler's green one
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 08:52 PM
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Posted By gp
to add more to the above, the newest cousin in my...

to add more to the above, the newest cousin in my "Bosanceros"☺ collection.

Although it doesn't have the yataghan-like ears or curl with stubs which in combination with the bone handle and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 08:32 PM
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Posted By gp
I agree and also am looking for info or sources...

I agree and also am looking for info or sources to learn more on this topic.
Most of my sources are from the former Yugoslavia / their successor states (Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 11:13 AM
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Posted By gp
you are not 100% but 1000% correct and exactly...

you are not 100% but 1000% correct and exactly the same was my thought as well.
And both of us might be wright and wrong as the determination of origin is indeed not based upon pure mathematical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 08:58 PM
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Posted By gp
Hello Ian, it could well be an ivory one. If...

Hello Ian,

it could well be an ivory one. If your expertise determines it as ivory I shall not contradict. Most of the Balkan yataghans (this one is from Dalmatia) were made from buffalo or ox...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 03:27 PM
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Posted By gp
additional: for the more richer ones, a leather...

additional: for the more richer ones, a leather belt was an option. Multiple functions:
1. to protect the clothes when on display for offical celebrations and occassions
2. support carrying plural...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 09:31 PM
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Posted By gp
No, you're not (completely) wrong...as there is a...

No, you're not (completely) wrong...as there is a little more than meets the eye to it.
Cold weapons used in the Ottoman Balkans, moreover Bosnia, Albania and Greece would not have a hanging ring as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 07:19 PM
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Posted By gp
hello Dave, have a look as I did provide...

hello Dave,

have a look as I did provide input on FK:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=251629&postcount=25

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=58625&postcount=16
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 07:17 PM
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Posted By gp
new family member... unfortunately no scabbard...

new family member...
unfortunately no scabbard but interesting the "w" or "m" type of motives one normally finds on the copper scabbard, are here found on the ferrule


Total length: 28 cm. - 11...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 10:41 PM
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Posted By gp
Yep, thank you. Actually a kılı or also...

Yep, thank you. Actually a kılı or also sometimes called kilij, being the Bosnian and Ottoman name for it ( meaning sword). Remains strange to have the shamshir / kılı together with the other mark ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By gp
the blade has a double mark. Normally with the...

the blade has a double mark. Normally with the longer bichaqs one sees a double "f" ( versus a single "f" for a normal size bichaq ), but this one has 2 different ones on 1 blade: I never met 2...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 01:07 PM
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Posted By gp
the "strangeness" is in the grip: I only saw a...

the "strangeness" is in the grip: I only saw a similar-ish placed here by member Valjhun in 2008 and by a US seller ( the latter with regards to the ferrule)

The top of the handle is very nicely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 01:03 PM
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Posted By gp
my recent addition is a strange one as I only...

my recent addition is a strange one as I only found 2 bichaqs which came close. First of all its dimensions:

total length 35 cm
blade: 22 cm
ferrule 2 cm
handle: 11 cm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By gp
nice one Geoff ! just received my smallest...

nice one Geoff !

just received my smallest bichaq ever :)
which made up 10 times my auction experience and "lost" lot

total length 18 cm
blade 10 cm
ferrule 1 cm and steel; unlike all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 07:46 PM
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Posted By gp
and now something else... a very nice...

and now something else...


a very nice overview containing some Ottoman cold weapons:

http://www.banatheritage.com/english/images/Publications/ColdArms.pdf
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By gp
received a reply on my request for details: ...

received a reply on my request for details:

"Dear Sirs / Madams Regarding lot 406 from Nov 7th 2020 Auction held by SOFE Design Auctions We had to cancel this transaction due to a clerking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By gp
Well I leave it as it is and will not bid on this...

Well I leave it as it is and will not bid on this auction house ever again.
Especially asI left a second higher bid 24 hrs prior the auction ...

I have other positive experiences with US auction...
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