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Mongol horse archer by sabiss Mongol horse archer by sabiss
Photo taken by Yann Kervran, of myself...

My newest period Mongol costume, based on early 14th century miniatures of Il-khanid Persia
(mainly, the Jami Al Tawarikh and the Shah Namah in the Topkapi museum in Istambul).

The belt and its' decorative plaques is a copy of a find dated 1300, probably of Golden Horde origin, now kept in the Furusiyya foundation.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Photographer
Really nice!! Wish I had the Old Magyar kit, being an Magyar!!
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sabiss Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
If you want, you can browse through the shops of Lajos Kassai or Grozer... My bow comes from Grozer. Both do nice Magyar items.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! I've written to Csaba Grozer and would like to buy one of his original bows. But they're a bit expensive!
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sabiss Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
The price of quality, I say :-)
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Photographer
I fully agree!
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sabiss Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I also bought a decorated Turkish and am planning to buy composite Scythian bows from him too.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Photographer
That sounds really interesting. Is it true the Scythian bow tips (sayahs) roll up and then unroll when you release the bow? I know the Hun invention of the bone-laths strengthened this design, but am not sure of how the Scythian bow tips worked.
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sabiss Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
They do, to some extent, it's not exactly due to the absence of siyah "levers" though, but from the very curved form those have (same goes for persian bows). Later ottoman and timurid bows do the same (even though they have lever siyahs) although in these late bows, it could be due to the segmented construction of the bow arms.

I even had a rather dangerous "misfire" with my mongol bow (even though it has siyah levers and a "bridge" at the base of the siyah. The string didn't go on the bridge, and the bow snapped into it's unstrung position, a siyah almost hitting me in the process. But I think it was because the string was deflected by my armour when I shot.
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medievallass Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work the details are amazing! You make an excellent Mongol warrior.

Hayley :floating:
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sabiss Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Thank you! I'll be at the Marle (where this picture was taken two years ago) medieval festival next week end, with my new costume. I'll make sure I take new pictures!
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medievallass Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh that would be great!

Hayley :floating:
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Very well done, you pulled it out quite good
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sabiss Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Thank you!
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Deviantbandito Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
WOW, this just blows my mind away. Very nicely done, mate. I am super happy that you pay attention to the historical aspects.
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sabiss Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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