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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By RSWORD
Two of my favorite blades to add to the mix.

Two of my favorite blades to add to the mix.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By RSWORD
Probably a repurposed yataghan blade. The style,...

Probably a repurposed yataghan blade. The style, placement and decoration of the koftgari and fullering is typical of those blades.
Forum: Swap Forum 10th May 2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By RSWORD
#11 is sold with thanks.

#11 is sold with thanks.
Forum: Swap Forum 9th May 2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By RSWORD
#11 is on hold pending payment. Thanks.

#11 is on hold pending payment. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th May 2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,867
Posted By RSWORD
The book "Persian Steel, The Tanavoli Collection"...

The book "Persian Steel, The Tanavoli Collection" if I recall has some similar examples. If memory serves me they are also identified as a flint striker.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd May 2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By RSWORD
Sold with thanks.

Sold with thanks.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd May 2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By RSWORD
Open to offers or trades on remaining items.

Open to offers or trades on remaining items.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd May 2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By RSWORD
$750 or best offer. Also open to trades.

$750 or best offer. Also open to trades.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th April 2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By RSWORD
#7 and #9 are sold. Thank you.

#7 and #9 are sold. Thank you.
Forum: Swap Forum 27th April 2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By RSWORD
#7 and #9 are sold pending payment. Thank you.

#7 and #9 are sold pending payment. Thank you.
Forum: Swap Forum 26th April 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By RSWORD
Here are the rest of the pieces.

Here are the rest of the pieces.
Forum: Swap Forum 26th April 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By RSWORD
10 African swords/knives for sale or trade

Pictures marked with number to correspond with details below. Additional pictures are available. Looking to sell or trade

#1 Tebu/Chad very long sword. Measures 33 1/4" in total length. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you very much Kwiatek! I greatly...

Thank you very much Kwiatek! I greatly appreciate the translation assistance. It adds tremendously to the beauty of the sword and gives insight into the original owner and the religious texts that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By RSWORD
Hello. Yes, the wootz is clear and consistent...

Hello. Yes, the wootz is clear and consistent throughout. Quite good for a kilij. Not sure about the date though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for your partial translation Jose. :D...

Thank you for your partial translation Jose. :D Nothing wrong with an Ottoman sword with strong Chinese connections!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you Ian. I do as well.

Thank you Ian. I do as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,456
Posted By RSWORD
I am so happy the site is back up and running. I...

I am so happy the site is back up and running. I didn't realize how much I visit the site until it was gone.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By RSWORD
Here are the additional inscriptions that run...

Here are the additional inscriptions that run along the spine. Thank you again.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By RSWORD
Translation Assistance with 18/19th century Ottoman Kilij

Hello. Am hoping to receive assistance with the extensive calligraphy on this Kilij which I think is circa 1750-1825. I have also included a picture of the tughra and hallmark. These marks show on...
Forum: Swap Forum 8th April 2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By RSWORD
I will throw out some ideas. On trade options I...

I will throw out some ideas. On trade options I would be interested in a good Indian sword, a good Moro kris, a kothimora kukri but open to other proposals. Also open to a good cash offer. Feel...
Forum: Swap Forum 1st April 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By RSWORD
I am very open to offers on this piece. Send me...

I am very open to offers on this piece. Send me your thoughts. You will not hurt my feelings. I am also very open to any trades on this piece. Again, don't hesitate to send a proposal.
Forum: Swap Forum 29th March 2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By RSWORD
Here are some additional pictures of the blade.

Here are some additional pictures of the blade.
Forum: Swap Forum 29th March 2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By RSWORD
Qama with twistcore center panel blade

Being offered is a Qama with twistcore central panel and laminated edges. Missing one rivet to the handle. Blade has some nicks along the edge and the very tip is squared off. Lots of pictures of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By RSWORD
Hi Kwiatek, Thank you for having a look and...

Hi Kwiatek,

Thank you for having a look and providing some very helpful information. I'll see if I can get a better picture of the stamp and maybe a good close up of the upper half and lower half...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you. No, the picture orientation makes it...

Thank you. No, the picture orientation makes it look like a sossun pattah but that is actually the spine side. You can see on the opposite side, at the forte, a slight Indian ricasso. The blade is...
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