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Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By mariusgmioc
I am not aware of the existence of such...

I am not aware of the existence of such technology.

Can you please provide more details?!

From all I know this kind of pattern was made by punching and chiseling.
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yep, English, from the end of 18th centrury would...

Yep, English, from the end of 18th centrury would be my guess (maybe contemporary to mine so the estimate of 1770 seems reasonably correct).

I would still look for the silver marks as English...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Radboud, I believe it is quite obvious...

Hello Radboud,

I believe it is quite obvious it is a cast copy.

Could you identify the metal of the hilt? My bet will go for a tin alloy.
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By mariusgmioc
The hilt of your sword appears to be an exact...

The hilt of your sword appears to be an exact copy of mine (by William Kinman of London, in 1772):

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=27044
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By mariusgmioc
Indeed! But good luck doing any research in...

Indeed!

But good luck doing any research in Afghanistan now... and in the coming decades too! :mad:
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Very interesting information! Thank you...

Very interesting information!

Thank you guys! :)
Forum: European Armoury 14th August 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,714
Posted By mariusgmioc
You should be asking "why most of Europe could...

You should be asking "why most of Europe could not produce sword blades of the same quality as the Germans?"

And the answer is, "yes, they could."

The quality of the blades made in Toledo made...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes they were! Solingen blades were traded...

Yes they were!

Solingen blades were traded since the Viking times.

In the 15th century Solingen has raised to a fortified city becoming one of the largest (if not THE largest) blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By mariusgmioc
They are Arabic and there is a date: ١٢١٣ =...

They are Arabic and there is a date:

١٢١٣ = 1213 Hijri year = 1798-1799 Gregorian.

However, I believe the date is spurious as the blade looks much more recent.
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By mariusgmioc
This is a recently made dagger (not stiletto). ...

This is a recently made dagger (not stiletto).

1. The cross-guard is made from a flat band of steel that was not thick enough to encompass the whole circumference of circular decorations, that...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,348
Posted By mariusgmioc
In my opinion this is a fairly recent work, but...

In my opinion this is a fairly recent work, but sporting a probably old blade

I know of modern resins that imitate ivory even to the cracks... but NOT in the Schreger lines. Does your hilt show...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By mariusgmioc
Waloon sword for sure and from Amsterdam but the...

Waloon sword for sure and from Amsterdam but the blade...
Crowned head?!
Wundes?!
Weyersberg?!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very nice aquisition! To me, this looks like...

Very nice aquisition!

To me, this looks like a North Indian straight pesh-kabz or "karud."

The wootz appears to be of high quality with a pattern often seen on 18th century blades (but just by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By mariusgmioc
The koftgari masters are not necessary very...

The koftgari masters are not necessary very literate and in most cases just copy an older script/pattern or simply reproduce it from memory.

And this is valid for late 19th century koftgari as it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,863
Posted By mariusgmioc
The black one is Sevillan style but most likely...

The black one is Sevillan style but most likely made in Albacete.

The other one is a kind of mixed and it confuses me but it definitely looks Spanish, close to Albacetan style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By mariusgmioc
Great job! But why two threads?

Great job!

But why two threads?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,884
Posted By mariusgmioc
It looks Javanese to my eyes but let us see what...

It looks Javanese to my eyes but let us see what others have to say. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,064
Posted By mariusgmioc
Wow! Very nice find! Congratulations! :)

Wow! Very nice find!

Congratulations! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,100
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you very much! :)

Thank you very much!

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,096
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you Mahratt for these better pictures! ...

Thank you Mahratt for these better pictures!

You raise an interesting issue.

The corrosion on the blade appears to be genuine to my eyes.

However, I find it very strange that it is so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,096
Posted By mariusgmioc
PS: Yet despite the bad photos and interesting...

PS: Yet despite the bad photos and interesting rust distribution, I am inclined to believe it is a genuine antique piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,096
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hmmm.... now that you are saying.... The...

Hmmm.... now that you are saying....

The photos are very poor quality but I find surprising the fairly pristine condition of the cutting edge, relative to the koftgari area. Usually, the proximity...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By mariusgmioc
I consider it a qaddara all the way. And...

I consider it a qaddara all the way. And definitely not tourist.

And as you observe, the blade is most likely a repurposed saber blade.

Where and when?

Maybe you can find out by identifying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,096
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very interesting piece. I do not think there...

Very interesting piece.

I do not think there is any solution that would allow cleaning it without damaging the koftgari.

The less damaging might be to try to immerse the blade in Picreator's...
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