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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2022, 12:40 AM
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Posted By werecow
Just to add, an Iranian friend of mine says: ...

Just to add, an Iranian friend of mine says:

It's difficult to recognize any word in this one, except for the one on the left hand side which I think is Allah (God)

based on the attached image.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2022, 06:06 AM
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Posted By werecow
No worries, no hurries. But I'd appreciate that...

No worries, no hurries. But I'd appreciate that kind of knowledge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2022, 09:20 PM
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Posted By werecow
Interesting! What distinguishes the Egyptian ones...

Interesting! What distinguishes the Egyptian ones from the rest?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2022, 12:04 AM
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Posted By werecow
Hah, that definitely looks familiar! Funny... I...

Hah, that definitely looks familiar! Funny... I assumed that cross over crescent to be a combination of a cross and an anchor, as in naval markings (especially since the blade is also blued).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2022, 02:12 PM
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Posted By werecow
Ah, cool! But yeah, that does sound like the kind...

Ah, cool! But yeah, that does sound like the kind of thing you'd put on a forgery or tourist piece. Maybe some cheeky Georgian thought he did OK in that war and etched his own (or a war trophy)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2022, 04:22 PM
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Posted By werecow
I think you're right about турец[кий] but I think...

I think you're right about турец[кий] but I think the first word is different. I've taken another picture with slightly different lighting, maybe that helps? If not I might try doing a rubbing of it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2022, 09:14 PM
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Posted By werecow
Interesting. You are definitely correct about...

Interesting. You are definitely correct about 1877-1878. As for the other inscription, I can't make heads or tails of the top line atm, but I think the bottom line is "война 1877" (which google...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2022, 08:37 PM
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Posted By werecow
The "springs" are a typical Ottoman scabbard...

The "springs" are a typical Ottoman scabbard stitch. From SBG forum (https://sbg-sword-forum.forums.net/thread/65563/late-18th-early-century-ottoman):



and
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2022, 05:59 AM
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Posted By werecow
Is there any significance to the substantial...

Is there any significance to the substantial difference in the two blades? i.e. is the larger one a cavalry example, or just an earlier development perhaps?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2022, 02:28 AM
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Posted By werecow
Like I said I'm somewhat of a novice but as far...

Like I said I'm somewhat of a novice but as far as I understand it a kilij is just a general Ottoman single edged, curved cutting sabre and the pala is a subset of that which refers to the highly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 05:24 PM
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Posted By werecow
I'm not entirely sure whether it is, but there...

I'm not entirely sure whether it is, but there are some things about it that give me pause:

First of all, I bought it off of ebay when I first started collecting. I've never found another sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 05:00 PM
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Posted By werecow
Thanks! That's quite a substantial weight...

Thanks!

That's quite a substantial weight difference for such similar looking swords. The length difference can't account for all of that so I guess that implies that the longer one is also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 03:57 PM
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Posted By werecow
Beautiful swords. Interesting that they handle so...

Beautiful swords. Interesting that they handle so differently though. It looks like the larger one has a much less pronounced T-section.

A nice Ottoman kilij is at the top of my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2022, 03:23 PM
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Posted By werecow
It seems like an Itak to me maybe? Though I...

It seems like an Itak to me maybe? Though I haven't seen one exactly like this before.
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By werecow
Hah! Well, let's just say I will comfort myself...

Hah! Well, let's just say I will comfort myself with the thought that my hands will fit even the smallest sword grip. :D
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2022, 06:36 PM
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Posted By werecow
}\:o. *glances at own apparently tiny hands*

}\:o.

*glances at own apparently tiny hands*
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2022, 09:40 PM
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Posted By werecow
Neat! That is very well preserved... You can...

Neat! That is very well preserved... You can still make out much of the colors the pommel and grip would've been originally.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2022, 11:35 PM
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Posted By werecow
Ah, yes, now that you've said it... that does...

Ah, yes, now that you've said it... that does look like toothmarks! Funny how straight that is. They nibbled it like a watermelon! And here I thought it was some sort of weird open-backed scabbard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2022, 09:33 PM
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Posted By werecow
Oh, and as to how these handle: they are pretty...

Oh, and as to how these handle: they are pretty front heavy (the grip is of course quite light) and they both feel to me with my limited experience a lot like draw cutting swords like tulwars and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2022, 08:38 PM
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Posted By werecow
Shotel's scabbard. This one has some decorations.

Shotel's scabbard. This one has some decorations.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2022, 08:27 PM
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Posted By werecow
Yes indeed, I meant the scabbard for the gurade....

Yes indeed, I meant the scabbard for the gurade. There is actually no cutout in the one for the shotel (I expected there to be one before I actually got it), though it flares out a bit near the top. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2022, 07:31 PM
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Posted By werecow
Ha, when searching for "the hole" I seem to have...

Ha, when searching for "the hole" I seem to have found an earlier discussion (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24779&highlight=shotel+hole) of the same gurade from before it was in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2022, 05:45 PM
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Posted By werecow
It's not the most nimble sword I own, but the...

It's not the most nimble sword I own, but the shotel has a sturdy tip and is quite sharp on both sides, and (as a total amateur) I think very capable of doing damage. From what I understand they were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2022, 04:16 PM
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Posted By werecow
Actually, now that I've put the gurade and the...

Actually, now that I've put the gurade and the 1796 (at least I assume it is one; there is a barely visible JJ Runkel signature on the spine) side by side they're clearly very different; the fuller...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2022, 08:12 PM
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Posted By werecow
I have this chunky one, which I bought from Rick...

I have this chunky one, which I bought from Rick / rsword a few years ago. He described it as Ngbandi.
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