A Center of Gunmaking in Iran

Khorasani M. Shafeian H.  Abstract: Persian manuscripts on firearms reveal valuable information on casting bronze cannons, using rockets in warfare, the function of howitzers, mortars and cannons, cannon formation, etc. The barrels of Persian muskets show a variety of beautiful patterns of welded steel. But there are almost no period Persian manuscripts which report about the…

Two swords of the Balkan origin of the 18th century from the collection of the Poltava regional Museum

Toichkin D. Abstract: The article discusses the two swords of the Balkan origin of the 18th century, which on a number of characteristics can be attributed as belonging to the Ukrainian Cossack officers. The main difficulty in the implementation of attribution is the lack of reliable criteria for separating the actual Cossack officers’ sabers. After all,…

About possible functional affiliation with Mingrelian thrusting dagger according to the analysis of the recorded precedents of dagger fights

Kiziria V. Abstract: In the article on the basis of analysis of available historical evidence the attempt is made to identify the type of Mingrelian thrusting dagger based on the analysis of historical evidence of the specific circumstances of cut and thrust in the Caucasian societies. Historically, the thrust and cutting were divided: in duels within…