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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2021, 09:27 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, 08:35 PM
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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, 12:43 PM
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Views: 2,347
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, 10:38 PM
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Views: 9,967
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, 09:08 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, 11:08 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, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,079
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, 04:49 PM
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Views: 2,079
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 17th April 2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,272
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,906
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, 07:33 PM
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Views: 1,749
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, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,812
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, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,368
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,403
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, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,403
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2020, 05:38 PM
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Views: 4,403
Posted By Drabant1701
Considering the quality of the engraving the...

Considering the quality of the engraving the carver probably thought carving the goddess was outside his skills set. Kind of like the cross of Christianity, its easy carving a cross but try carving...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,403
Posted By Drabant1701
Many thanks for your comments. It would be nice...

Many thanks for your comments. It would be nice if the sword is actually older than I thought, often it is the other way around.
Anyways, I have new theory what the mark is. Ariel mentioned Rajput...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,403
Posted By Drabant1701
That sounds likely. The blade is all business,...

That sounds likely. The blade is all business, very rigid and heavy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,403
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you, Ariel for your comment, as always much...

Thank you, Ariel for your comment, as always much appreciated.
Personally the most enjoyable part of collecting ethnographic antiques is the hours of research I get from almost every item I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,403
Posted By Drabant1701
Indian sword with strange markings for comment

I have this indian sword that has me a bit puzzled, so I am hoping some of the more seasoned collectors of indian arms can enlighten me.

It's a large and heavy sword, about 90cm. I think its south...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you Kwiatek! Your knowledge and willingness...

Thank you Kwiatek! Your knowledge and willingness to help are invaluble.

As for the number. Its really hard to read the first one, I think parts of it is gone.Its meaning is probably lost in time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you Marius and Ariel for your thoughts. Im...

Thank you Marius and Ariel for your thoughts. Im posting a picture of the whole sword.
I agree there is a good chance that the blade is Persian Qajar era. The mounts are probably Ottoman but I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By Drabant1701
Shamhir mark - does anyone recognize?

I have this really worn shamshir with a partial makers mark (?). Does anyone recognize it, or is able to read it. I have been looking in my books and on the Internet but have found nothing.

Also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,200
Posted By Drabant1701
This is from Robert Hales Islamic and oriental...

This is from Robert Hales Islamic and oriental arms and armour, page 85:
"Caucasian silver work was popular over a wide area of Asia and sheaths made there were used for kards from Iran to Turkestan"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,557
Posted By Drabant1701
Thank you Kwiatek for clearing that up! I knew...

Thank you Kwiatek for clearing that up! I knew that the translator had a hard time making sense of it, but he gets an A for effort :)

And thank you Kronckew for flipping my photo!
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