The third issue
“Historical Weaponology”, 3, 2016“
The next number of the journal (#3, 2016) contains the following articles:
- Dobriden S. To the problem of “amur river sword”.
- Kurochkin A. The weaponry complex of Indian warrior-ascetics.
- Lenz E. The town of Lucca and sign of crescent.
- Miloserdov D. Shashkas of Afghanistan.
- Talantov S. The dragoon officer’s shashka – the gold sword of Emperor Alexander III.
- Samgin S. The scientific heritage of Eduard von Lenz: short historiography.
- Chubinsky A. The saber blades and pole weapons with “rolling pearls” in the collection of the Moscow Kremlin.
- Schindler O. The plated mails of Sheremetiev’s collection
The second issue
In the second issue of the journal there are the following articles. The article “About possible functional affiliation with Mingrelian thrusting dagger according to the analysis of the recorded precedents of dagger fights”. There are two studies on the little-studied subject of the Vietnamese weapons. An article “Unique bronze dagger from Primorye (Far East)”. The archaeological research in the field of long blade weapon of Turkic cavalry. Articles about Soviet shashkas and Balcan sabres. The other articles about daggers of Indo-Afghan region.
First release of the journal
In the first issue of the journal there are the following articles. The article by Eduard von Lenz – Head of the Hermitage collection of weapons from 1899 to 1919 – “A few words about old cold weapons”. The article was published in the «Almanac of the Army and Navy» in 1902. In an article by Iracli Bakradze and Vakhtang Kiziria examines a type of edged weapon “kabiani khmali” – fascinating, yet little known to scholars outside of Republic of Georgia. This type of cavalry swords supposedly emerged in the late 17th or early 18th century in the Western Georgia. “To cut or to stab?” by Denis Sheremetyev describes some aspects of the kinjal use in the Caucasus in the 19th century. Aleksey Loparev’ article considers organization of the production process of submachine guns, including copies of famous guns as well as completely original models during the guerilla war in Belarus in 1941-1943. The article by Dmitriy Zakharov, Eduard Terekhov and Alexander Ustyanov considers a type of the Russian fascine knife that hitherto has not been included in any descriptions of Russian cold weapons. Also other articles published for the first time are of much interest.
The journal “Historical Weaponology” is a non-commercial, enlightenment project for consolidation of researchers, expansion and strengthening of international scientific contacts. In general, the journal consists of materials related to production, existence, collection, exposition, restoration and research of historical weapons. All of the articles contain annotations and keywords.
We hope the journal will be able to provide new opportunities for information exchange, setting of problems, revival of scientific relationships and will contribute to intensification of historical weaponry researches.
On the website in open access there are annotations, keywords, information about the authors of all the articles, as well as full texts of some materials.