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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:26 PM
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Posted By gp
Thnx, concerning the straight one I was also...

Thnx, concerning the straight one I was also thinking a little in the direction of a khanjali from the Caucasus but also Turkey has traditional similar daggers in the Afyon region. I agree nothing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:28 PM
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Posted By gp
Circassian dagger from Turkey

This is what my Turkish seller told me on the 2 pieces I bought:

Circassian antique niello silver dagger and leather sheat from 1910
Steel blade has blood channels on both sides & handle consists...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2022, 10:50 AM
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Posted By gp
bak 2 the bichaqs... just bought this...

bak 2 the bichaqs...


just bought this one. Lenght of a typical Sarajevo bichaq, the grip is a little more like a Yataghan but is not that rare to be seen either.

Strange is the fact that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2022, 08:32 PM
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Views: 4,955
Posted By gp
you are correct: yours and the link are way...

you are correct: yours and the link are way earlier (pre WWI I would think) than the 2 which I showed.
Yours originate from the Ottoman times or taken as example from them by good makers. Similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2022, 08:21 PM
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Posted By gp
could well be: in some Turkish literature this is...

could well be: in some Turkish literature this is also mentioned and one Turkish history professor specifically mentioned the origin of these type of knives backdating to the early Turcish tribal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 10:37 PM
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Posted By gp
2 more examples of the first one which are from...

2 more examples of the first one which are from 1930-1945 Croatia
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 10:26 PM
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Posted By gp
the first knife is typical Balkan, comming from...

the first knife is typical Balkan, comming from the Ottoman influence but found in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia till 1945.

The other is typical for Bosnia and surrounding border area of Croatia...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By gp
I have a similar one and was told it to be...

I have a similar one and was told it to be Tunesian:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25906
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By gp
count me in... :D I am also looking for a...

count me in... :D

I am also looking for a vintage or antique Uygur one but think it to be a most challenging endeavour
as it will be one requiring a lot of patience and a bag of money.
it had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By gp
Yangigisar: not to be mistaken with the...

Yangigisar: not to be mistaken with the neighbouring province Yangishar.


Yangigisar (uygur ناھىيىسى ) of Yingjisha County (wale 县) - province Kashgar in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous area in China...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2022, 06:40 PM
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Views: 1,000
Posted By gp
Thns again for all your input; highly...

Thns again for all your input; highly appreciated. I shall try to make some better pics but more important for me is to find out the origin ...
Even if it would be a tourist piece for the "upper...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By gp
thank you all for your swift replies, which are...

thank you all for your swift replies, which are most interesting to me.
Even if there is no conclusive answer, or at least not yet....
Henceforth looking very much forward to further info.

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By gp
thnx a lot; yes I see some similarities with the...

thnx a lot; yes I see some similarities with the Pedang Lurus which can be found on the internet.
But I couldn't find any with this kind of hilt ( even in horn, bone or wood).
As the Pedang are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By gp
Mostly these are of Uzbek origin but as you...

Mostly these are of Uzbek origin but as you mention Chinese characters it might well be an Uyghurian Pchak and originating from Yangigisar, an ancient Uyghur city in East Turkestan, which is very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By gp
Sewar or not? If not, than wot..?

I got offered some nice Ottoman bichaqs from Turkey and the Balkans.
Amongst it was a yataghan....according to the seller.
No way a yataghan was my immediate thought; rather Asian and more than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By gp
Tuan Sajen..?;)

Tuan Sajen..?;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 11:47 PM
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Views: 109,260
Posted By gp
next to the 2 buckles shown in the above reply...

next to the 2 buckles shown in the above reply by mahratt ( the 2 pictures again enclosed), I found a 3rd one / my 2nd which looks similar to the Caucasian one but without the name in ofcource...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By gp
thnx a lot... indeed most likely and makes best...

thnx a lot... indeed most likely and makes best sense : a nice piece of cutlery.


So at least Detlef and I can have a nice BBQ together this comming summer ! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By gp
some feedback I got from Turkey : "most of...

some feedback I got from Turkey :

"most of these are from the first quarter of C 20th, Ottoman Turkish antique belt / sash dagger with unusual steel blade and horn handle.
Blade with a drooping...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By gp
some feedback I got from Turkey : "most of...

some feedback I got from Turkey :

"most of these are from the first quarter of C 20th, Ottoman Turkish antique belt / sash dagger with unusual steel blade and horn handle.
Blade with a drooping...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By gp
your advice please....

not a big one (19 cm total: 10 cm blade and 9 grip/hilt), yet very sharp....
the yataghan-like grip/hilt is made from horn, seperated from the very thick and strong blade by a thin plate of copper ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,077
Posted By gp
well to inflict maximum damage in battle, one...

well to inflict maximum damage in battle, one doesn't sharpen a blade...those wounds don't heal as easy as a sharp cut one and tend to be more deadly.
That's a lesson I learned from my late father...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,538
Posted By gp
some more info I found: ...

some more info I found:

https://uofa.ru/en/nozh-pchak-dlya-chego-prednaznachen-nozh-uzbekskii-ruchnoi-raboty/

and an older one in this forum:
...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,853
Posted By gp
I am sorry, it was some time ago when I...

I am sorry, it was some time ago when I downloaded it, perhaps you can try by searching on the Serbo-Croat name :

Gavro a. Skrivanic - Oruzje u Srednjovekovnoj Srbiji, Bosni i Dubrovniku

or in...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,853
Posted By gp
something went wrong with the upload of the...

something went wrong with the upload of the English text, hereby...
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