Pearls inlaid in the blades

Lenz E. (2016). Pearls inlaid in the blades. Zeitschrift für Historische Waffenkunde. II Band. 2 Heft. Dresden, 1900 – 1902. (Russ. ed.: Zhemchuzhiny, inkrustirovannye v klinki. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 4, pp. 74 — 75). Lenz E. Download article in Russian

An annotated translation and description of an untitled Persian archery manuscript written by al-Abdolrāji Abu Torāb al-Musavi al-Qad Makāhi on a day of Jumada al-Thani, the year 1114 (November 1702)

Khorasani M.M., Dwyer B. (2016). An annotated translation and description of an untitled Persian archery manuscript written by al-Abdolrāji Abu Torāb al-Musavi al-Qad Makāhi on a day of Jumada al-Thani, the year 1114 (November 1702). Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 4, pp. 85 — 114. Khorasani M. Dwyer B. Abstract: The present article provides a translated and annotated text of a Persian archery manuscript. This untitled manuscript on archery is kept in the Majlis Library (Library of Iranian Parliament; Ketābkhāne-ye Majles Irān) with the inventory number 149. It consists of 43 pages. The author of the archery manuscript signs his name at the end of the text as  al-Abdolrāji Abu Torāb al-Musavi al-Qad Makāhi and dates it to Jumada al-Thani, the year 1114, which is November 1702 in Gregorian calendar. There is no further information about the author of the archery manuscript. The manuscript consists of twelve chapters and a…

A Dismountable Dagger by Geurk Eliarov from Tiflis

Talantov S. (2016). Razbornyj kinzhal raboty Geurka Jeliarova iz Tiflisa [A Dismountable Dagger by Geurk Eliarov from Tiflis]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 4, pp. 51 — 61. Talantov S. Abstract: The article is devoted to a dagger with scabbard and knife and fork attached which was made by Geurk Eliarov, a famous bladesmith who lived in Tiflis in the first half of the 19th century and who founded the whole Eliarov dynasty of bladesmiths. Different weapons made by the master are preserved in The State Hermitage Museum, in The Arsenal of the Tsarskoe selo State Museum, in The State Historical Museum and The Dagestan Combined Historical and Architectural Museum in Makhachkala as well as in private collections. Objects by Eliarov are considered to be among the best samples of Caucasus weaponry. The distinctive feature of this particular dagger is its ability to be taken into two parts and…

A Brief Review of the Soviet Cavalry Sword of 1927 Year Pattern

Samgin S. (2016). Kratkij obzor sovetskoj shashki obrazca 1927 goda [A Brief Review of the Soviet Cavalry Sword of 1927 Year Pattern]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 4, pp. 37 — 50. Samgin S. Abstract: Despite the large number of samples of the soviet cavalry sword of 1927 year pattern year pattern, preserved in the museums and private collections, the history and features of this Russian long-bladed weapon have been studied poorly. The little available information is scattered across the focused primary sources, which were put out in limited editions though, and electronic media. The present situation obstructs not only the studying of the weapon history, but even the attribution of several its systems. The main idea of this review is to summarize and systematize all the available information on this weapon. The review includes the general data on the cavalry sword of 1927 year pattern, the structural dynamics, its…

Typology of Shamshir Hilts

Miloserdov D. (2016). Tipologija rukojatej sabli-shamshir [Typology of shamshir hilts]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 4, pp. 22 — 36. Miloserdov D. Abstract: The article deals with Persian sabers, the so called “shamshir”, dating back to the end of the 18th- the beginning of the 20th century. The author defines the territory of these sabers usage as quite vast including not only Persia, India, Afghanistan and Turkey but the countries of Northern Africa and the Arabian East as well. Such a wide circulation of shamshir is stressed to be a result of large export of Persian blades which were of higher quality than the local ones. Outside of Persia the blades often acquired hilts made in local traditions presuming both special constructive principles and the materials used which permit to trace the place of a shamshir usage. In India for instance the “classical” shamshir blades were often mounted in…

Two Pairs of the Short Ritual Swords of Vietnam

Barczewski S., Vetukov V. (2016). Dve pary korotkih ritual’nyh mechej iz V’etnama [Two Pairs of the Short Ritual Swords of Vietnam]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 4, pp. 5 — 21. Barczewski S. Vetukov V. Abstract: The article is devoted to the description of two pairs of short swords preserved in a private collection. These swords are marked with features specific to both the Vietnamese and Chinese traditions of weapon making. Some of their details permit to qualify the weapons as ritual objects used by peoples inhabiting the mountains of Northern Vietnam. Thus the blades of all daggers were engraved with images of tendrils of different clambering plants. This decorative motive symbolizes the virility or literary struggle for the place in the sun in the Vietnamese culture. Another specifically Vietnamese blade detail is an ornately cut plate of copper alloy put on the base of the one pair blades.…

Historical Weaponology 4 2017

“Weapons History Journal”, 4, 2016

Content Barczewski S., Vetukov V. Two Pairs of the Short Ritual Swords of Vietnam Bobrov L. International Scientific Conference “Historical Arms and Armour in Museum and Private Collections”. (Review) Miloserdov D. Typology of Shamshir Hilts Samgin S. A Brief Review of the Soviet Cavalry Sword of 1927 Year Pattern Talantov S. A Dismountable Dagger by Geurk Eliarov from Tiflis Talantov S. On the Dagger belonged to Timothy Jaschik, the Bodyguard Cossack in the Emperor Nikolas II and the Empress Maria Fjodorovna Service Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani and Bede Dwyer. An annotated translation and description of an untitled Persian archery manuscript written by al-Abdolrāji Abu Torāb al-Musavi al-Qad Makāhi on a day of Jumada al-Thani, the year 1114 (November 1702) Maksimov. On the distinction advantages of cold weapons (8th February, 1857) Lenz E. Pearls inlaid in the blades (tr. from German: E. Lenz. Perlen in Klingen eingeschmiedet. In: Zeitschrift für Historische…

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