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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2022, 06:12 AM
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Posted By ariel
All true. And, certainly, their scabbard are not...

All true. And, certainly, their scabbard are not Spanish. But the African "locals" could have made " local" scabbards just like in the Moroccan koummya story. And even Spanish scabbards ( if those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2022, 02:09 PM
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Posted By ariel
I think Ian’s explanation might be the most ...

I think Ian’s explanation might be the most “Occam-ish”. Spanish cutlers made S. American style knives and exported them to Brazil. Having found a degree of demand in NW Africa, they expanded...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2022, 11:45 PM
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Views: 1,707
Posted By ariel
You are carefully avoiding a straight and simple...

You are carefully avoiding a straight and simple answer to my question. And I am not arguing with you: I just politely ask you to show me purely Russian swords.

Thus, I repeat:
- can you show a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2022, 08:22 PM
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Posted By ariel
The upper ones are generic knives., identical...

The upper ones are generic knives., identical blades are seen on Khazar, Celtic, Varangian ( Norsemen, Viking, Norman, - choose your poison:-). What part of Russia did they come from, BTW?

Yes,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2022, 09:00 PM
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Views: 1,707
Posted By ariel
I did actually read the Novosyolov's article. I...

I did actually read the Novosyolov's article. I wonder, however, whether you have read my post as well as Novosyolov's article carefully enough.

Novosyolov's article is kind of divided into 2...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By ariel
“Your sword will KEAL!” ( Doug Markaida, “...

“Your sword will KEAL!”

( Doug Markaida, “ Forged in Fire”)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2022, 01:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,821
Posted By ariel
OK Got a translation from my ex-fellow , who...

OK
Got a translation from my ex-fellow , who is Pakistani from Pakhtunkhwa. He is fluent in Urdu and Pashto but did not specify the lanuage of the inscription. Judging by the translation ( see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 07:40 PM
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Posted By ariel
I fully agree. The Tula example is still “Very...

I fully agree.
The Tula example is still “Very nice”, but would never pass as a genuinely old and original work. The absense pf gold decoration on the blade is puzzling: Tula masters were either...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ariel
Very likely. The handle reminds popular...

Very likely.
The handle reminds popular Yemenite handles with karabela-liked pommel and the diagonal wrapping of the scabbard was also popular in Yemen.
One can call it a “ variant”, IMHO.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By ariel
Talking Globalization in full swing :-)

Globalization in full swing :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 04:24 AM
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Posted By ariel
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2022, 02:35 PM
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Posted By ariel
I am not sure any of the Forumites here has...

I am not sure any of the Forumites here has enough knowledge or interest to delve into a very complex history of one of the Muhammed's swords. I would love to help, but Ucel's book doesn't even give...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By ariel
This is a fragment of a long and detailed...

This is a fragment of a long and detailed article by Novosyolov in the Russian journal " Studies of historical weapons #11. Till recently, Russian literature relied on 3 varieties of old Russian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By ariel
Yes, there are . Go to bookfinder.com and find...

Yes, there are .
Go to bookfinder.com and find
Unsal Ucel “ Islamic swords and swordsmiths”, a catalog of collections from Topkapi and Askeri Muze.
If you want better pics of some of those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By ariel
Red face Not my cup of tea either and until couple of...

Not my cup of tea either and until couple of weeks ago i could condescendingly critique your choices. But just recently I bough ( cheap) Indonesian or Philippino dagger of recent manufacture. Why on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,821
Posted By ariel
Ren Ren, Of course, forging famous names is a...

Ren Ren,
Of course, forging famous names is a very attractive ploy to up the price.
But that is exactly why I mentioned long list of physical features that had to be looked at first.
A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,821
Posted By ariel
And for the life of me, I cannot even recall...

And for the life of me, I cannot even recall which side I was on:-)

Perhaps it made no difference: to steal a line from George Bernard Shaw’s pithy take on economists, if all the arms experts ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,821
Posted By ariel
Oh no, not kindergarten "skirmishes" but full...

Oh no, not kindergarten "skirmishes" but full blown "special military operations" :-))))
Our arguments were, as Pushkin used to say, " senseless and pitiless". Ren Ren is right: we were just too...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,886
Posted By ariel
A good example of a “Zigzag” decoration vs....

A good example of a “Zigzag” decoration vs. RobT’s one. Virtually identical.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,886
Posted By ariel
I would remove Turkey from the list of potential...

I would remove Turkey from the list of potential sources of origin.
1.The so-called Auspicious Incident ( 1826) destroyed the Ottoman Janissary corpse and initiated persecution of the remaining...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,821
Posted By ariel
My guess based on seeing multiple examples of...

My guess based on seeing multiple examples of modern tourist Indian or Afghani daggers on e-bay have several easily noticeable features: general appearance of the blade is very impractical;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,821
Posted By ariel
Double

Double
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2022, 12:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,821
Posted By ariel
Ren Ren, Thanks for reminding us of the...

Ren Ren,
Thanks for reminding us of the courage and enthusiasm of our youthful years:-)))

As far as I remember, the main ( or the only ?) argument in favor of Crimean origin was the crooked...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,821
Posted By ariel
Francantolin, Right now anything we say will...

Francantolin,

Right now anything we say will be pure speculation.
There is a rule:” If it wasn’t written, it never happened”. Fortunately, there is some written information on the blade that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,374
Posted By ariel
AFAIK, all Balkan bladed weapons were at the...

AFAIK, all Balkan bladed weapons were at the very least heavily ( or totally) influenced by their Ottoman counterparts. The obvious exceptions are Croatia ( partially) and Slovenia ( largely...
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