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Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 08:45 AM
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Posted By eftihis
Real or copy?

I am not very familiar with european wheellock arms. A friend of mine showed me this one. It is original or a latter copy? I think the colour of the metal parts do not seem like iron! Please give me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By eftihis
Similar, with a variety of decoration and...

Similar, with a variety of decoration and scabbards. But origin is a mystery for me also.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By eftihis
Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2021, 02:16 PM
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Views: 1,111
Posted By eftihis
Hi, it is in Greek, it states "Kydonie" and...

Hi, it is in Greek, it states "Kydonie" and "Aivali" The Greek and Turkish name of a then mainly Greek city in Asia Minor (today in modern Turkey "Ayvalik") September 16th 1910.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2021, 09:15 AM
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Views: 1,356
Posted By eftihis
Yataghan silver inscription in excavated blade

Hello, this is ayataghan, balkan i believe, with a blade in excavated condition. However traces of the silver inlay inscription remain, and i hope that are readable.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,923
Posted By eftihis
While i agree that this is a cretan yataghan, i...

While i agree that this is a cretan yataghan, i dont think that the date 1826 has any significance as far as yataghan construction is concerned. Yes the yanijar corps were abolished at that date, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By eftihis
Old rifle with gold in barell

This is a heavy, very old looking rifle. The shape looks european, the decoration seems islamic, the gold inlay unusuall, and the shape of the end of the berell reminds me ofguns from late 17th...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,326
Posted By eftihis
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2021, 02:05 PM
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Views: 1,326
Posted By eftihis
1657 flintlock musket

Hello, i always thought that this military looking flintlock musket has a little different than usuall shape in the stock. Today i noticed a hollow engraving on it that states "1657"!! It seems that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,827
Posted By eftihis
what is the meaning?

I wondering what this inscription is about! Is it an abreviation?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,827
Posted By eftihis
I was doing research for a yataghan that proved...

I was doing research for a yataghan that proved to be identical with the one in this thread, so i am showing it! The handle, crossguard, and type of blade are identical. There are different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By eftihis
Thanks for your comments! Some close ups from...

Thanks for your comments! Some close ups from ypper, middle and lower sections.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By eftihis
Chain mail

This chain mail was a US museum aquisition in the 1920s, and was sold some years ago as they demisnished their collection raising funds for who knows what! It was described as "ottoman, modified for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By eftihis
This is my sample.

The same!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By eftihis
the other side

The other side
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By eftihis
The inscriptions on one side

The inscriptions on one side
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By eftihis
The date

The date
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By eftihis
1784 Balkan yataghan of Christian owner

This is an eraly yataghan with a 1784 Christian date and the initiasl of the owner "Z.Z." It has attached an old collection stamp. The blade is fully covered with silver inlay decoration and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,207
Posted By eftihis
Not Greek in my opinion.

Not Greek in my opinion.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,164
Posted By eftihis
Three bows

Three bows of Asian origin. The bigger, outside one is Chinese. I am not syre about the other two. Maybe the smaller one is Turkish?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By eftihis
Thank you very much! We are doing adjustments to...

Thank you very much! We are doing adjustments to teh photos so that thy will become more visible. Soon they come!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By eftihis
Inscriptions on the barell of an ottoman flintlock musket

This is an ottoman luxury musket with flintlock mechanism at the european style. The barell has turkish inscriptions in arabic script and i would be gratefull for a translation.
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,712
Posted By eftihis
Same type of barell in a trombon.

Same type of barell in a trombon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,380
Posted By eftihis
Hi Phillip, The barell of the gun speaks in...

Hi Phillip,
The barell of the gun speaks in favor of the name you mentioned! It is inscrbed "Lazarino"!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,380
Posted By eftihis
The other side of the musket.

The other side of the musket.
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