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    Thanks for all your help Sandeep, look forward to...

    Thanks for all your help Sandeep, look forward to seeing the pictures if you can get them. I've only just discovered koftgari and I may have to change my collecting habits to include some more!

    Is...
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    Hi Sandeep That would be great. thanks Can...

    Hi Sandeep

    That would be great. thanks

    Can you work out what metal it is from the pictures?

    Best regards

    Jason
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    Hi Sandeep I've just read your other thread...

    Hi Sandeep

    I've just read your other thread concerning koftgari and you mentioned that teh thula was raised from the surface. The decoration on the bazuband is raised from the surface also. Does...
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    Hi All As proimised, here's a closer shot of...

    Hi All

    As proimised, here's a closer shot of the metal in the centre of the Bazuband.

    Many thanks

    Jason
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    Hi Sandeep Thanks for the response I think...

    Hi Sandeep

    Thanks for the response

    I think it's damascus but I may be wrong. I will upload a better picture tonight or tomorrow morning.

    How do you know it's new? Are there certain styles? ...
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    Sorry bit late but here's the pictures!

    Sorry bit late but here's the pictures!
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    Hi Manouchehr I will try to post some more...

    Hi Manouchehr

    I will try to post some more pictures tonight.

    Many thanks

    Jason
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    Hi Sandeep Thank you very much for the...

    Hi Sandeep

    Thank you very much for the message.

    When you said 'new' in your message, did you mean that the decoration was added at a later stage?

    Many thanks

    Jason
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    Sticky: I must admit, getting it down from Scotland was a...

    I must admit, getting it down from Scotland was a bit of an effort with the courier :D
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    Sticky: Hi All Slight tangent (sorry) but is there any...

    Hi All

    Slight tangent (sorry) but is there any way of identifying Wilkinson cavalry lances? I have a lance that has a bamboo shaft and comes in two parts connected by a brass screw fixing/handle...
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    Sticky: Excellent, thanks Robert. So at least there is a...

    Excellent, thanks Robert. So at least there is a possibility of a research result!
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    Sticky: Thanks John. Do you know if Hawkes or any of...

    Thanks John.

    Do you know if Hawkes or any of the other retaliers kept records or if they still exist.

    I assume not as Wilkinson seems to own the territory on that.
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    Sticky: Hi Going back to an earlier post, I have...

    Hi

    Going back to an earlier post, I have owned a few Hawkes words in the past which have had serial numbers on the back edge. Does this mean that they may have been manufactured by Wilkinson and...
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    Thanks for the input all. I've been wondering...

    Thanks for the input all. I've been wondering about it for a while. Why did it take me this long to find Sword Forum!

    Anybody want to swap an Imperial German Sword Knot for a Georgian Light...
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    A perfect match by the looks of it! Thanks...

    A perfect match by the looks of it!

    Thanks for the picture Frank
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    Hi All Thanks for the insights. I...

    Hi All

    Thanks for the insights.

    I originally thought that it can't have been contemporary as I'd never seen them with knots before until I looked at Swords of the British Army. Would have been...
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    Hi David

    I've just read a really interesting book called 'The Great Game' by Peter Hopkins. It obviously covers the stand off between Russia and Britain through the last two centuries but also...
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    Hi As promised, here's the pictures of the...

    Hi

    As promised, here's the pictures of the bazubands. Do they help in shedding some light on their origin?
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    1796 LC Sword Knot

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    I bought this 1796 LC Troopers Sabre a while ago marked to Dawes of Birmingham on sword and scabbard. It came with this sword knot.

    Does anyone know whether it's contemporary to the...
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    Thanks Jonathan. Looks remarkably similar to mine...

    Thanks Jonathan. Looks remarkably similar to mine and due to the fact that its made by Osborn and Gunby suggests that I was the person who bought it :D:D

    Looks like it's been to Norway and back...
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    Can we buy the updated pages in an easy to use...

    Can we buy the updated pages in an easy to use insert format???

    :D
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    Bazubands / Dastanas

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    Does anyone know if there's an easy way to identify age/place of manufacture for bazubands / dastanas? I've recently picked up a pair and have no idea about them except a few snippets that I...
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    bazubands / Dastanas

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    Does anyone know if there's an easy way to identify age/place of manufacture for bazubands / dastanas? I've recently picked up a pair and have no idea about them except a few snippets that I...
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    It is strange as it doesn't seem to have been...

    It is strange as it doesn't seem to have been done to cover up anything nasty. In fact, both the hilt and the scabbard are painted.

    My major concern was originally over its authenticity but I find...
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    I suppose the next decision is whether to return...

    I suppose the next decision is whether to return it to its former glory........
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