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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2022, 10:59 PM
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man from Mingrelia (now part of Georgia), early...

man from Mingrelia (now part of Georgia), early 1900
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2022, 09:56 PM
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Posted By gp
Herzlichen Dank. Yes indeed they are artistic as...

Herzlichen Dank. Yes indeed they are artistic as only 3 have the same decoration on the hilt/grip/handle, all others differ.
The "cutlery" (knives and forks) which I showed in other threads and are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2022, 09:53 PM
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Posted By gp
thank you. No, the stands or displays I did buy...

thank you. No, the stands or displays I did buy from 2 guys who make them; one in France and one in Latvia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2022, 04:18 PM
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Posted By gp
Smile I am surpised none of the mods didn't mention it...

I am surpised none of the mods didn't mention it 21st June 2020, when I created it when I just became a member ...
and wasn't aware about all these threads...☼☼☼
reason to continue it was to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2022, 07:48 PM
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Posted By gp
although the nickname of the Moroccan Footbal...

although the nickname of the Moroccan Footbal Team is Lions of the Atlas, here some pictures of the real Lions who ruled the Atlas / Riff mountains some hundred years and more ago and were not to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2022, 07:23 PM
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Posted By gp
for those who can read Arabic, during the Ottoman...

for those who can read Arabic, during the Ottoman Empire the scripture was Arabic ....obviously, but as for the Balkans (specially the former Yu(goslavia; Bosnia, Serbia, Herzegovina, Montenegro and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2022, 07:13 PM
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Posted By gp
thank you very much / Tack så mycket!

thank you very much / Tack så mycket!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2022, 08:12 PM
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Posted By gp
and some close ups

and some close ups
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2022, 07:43 PM
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Posted By gp
my Bosnian Bichaqs and one Sarejevo Yataghan

my Bosnian Bichaqs and one Sarejevo Yataghan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2022, 09:35 PM
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Posted By gp
an Egyptian foto from around 1900

an Egyptian foto from around 1900
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2022, 09:34 PM
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Posted By gp
an Armenian Gentleman , picture taken in 1908

an Armenian Gentleman , picture taken in 1908
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2022, 05:15 PM
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Posted By gp
Question I have is what B would be used for ? ...

Question I have is what B would be used for ?

Is it :
a. ceremonial
b. executional
c. something else , but what

as I can hardly see it as a combat weapon ( which A clearly is) as it would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2022, 05:01 PM
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Posted By gp
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2022, 02:33 PM
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Posted By gp
and not to make it a male dominated issue, hereby...

and not to make it a male dominated issue, hereby some women who we need to show some respect....

2 ladies from Armenia, 1895 during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, the Armenians of Zeitun (modern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2022, 02:07 PM
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Posted By gp
stumbled upon this quite interesting film on a...

stumbled upon this quite interesting film on a Laz bichaq

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DI6HH9iVxI
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2022, 08:38 PM
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Posted By gp
happy to oblige and have been of some assistance...

happy to oblige and have been of some assistance ! You're welcome
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 07:00 PM
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Views: 7,453
Posted By gp
#5 from Detlef is a Bosnian one…that triggered my...

#5 from Detlef is a Bosnian one…that triggered my attention.

Next I see a few ( very nice) Surmene ones, but also some Laz ones.

And although we recently had an interesting exchange of minds...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 09:42 AM
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Posted By gp
very nice knives but we must be careful not to...

very nice knives but we must be careful not to mix 3 differnet types I see in this thread :

1. former Yugoslavia ( Bosnian knives)
2. Surmene knives
3. Laz knives or as they are called in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2022, 08:36 PM
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Posted By gp
going through the link , the picture is indeed...

going through the link , the picture is indeed helpful; the bigger one has a decoration on the blade which often can be seen on the Bosnian an Serbian knives. In one of the threads on bichaqs I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2022, 08:33 PM
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Posted By gp
cornelian: a translucent red or orange variety of...

cornelian: a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony = transparent quartz
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,210
Posted By gp
your knife / dagger reminded me a little of this...

your knife / dagger reminded me a little of this one from the Southern Magreb : could be present day Moroccan, Berber or even Touareg.
The similarity I see is the blade, difference with your the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2022, 10:09 PM
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Posted By gp
and a few pics from different folks, yet in a...

and a few pics from different folks, yet in a region close to eachother; Albanian, Dalmatia, Herzegovina, Bosnia, Montenegro between 1860 -1910
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2022, 09:35 PM
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Posted By gp
a picture of an Austrian gent during WWI in...

a picture of an Austrian gent during WWI in 1915.
Remarkable to me is the weapon he is posing with:
a long Werndl bayonet .

You would expect a special knife ( like the Ottoman bichaq or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,210
Posted By gp
I like it very much: reminds me of art deco...

I like it very much: reminds me of art deco style.
The grip and ferrule are very nice, but (personal taste) it deserves a better blade; slightly wider and a little longer with a sleeker / tighter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By gp
I also was thinking of reindeer ( who actually...

I also was thinking of reindeer ( who actually suffered a similar fate due to climate change in Scandinavia the last decade ) .

Now checking on this people I found the following :

"the Koryak...
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