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    My latest Dagger

    hello everyone,

    this is the latest dagger i've acquired, any opinions of origin and the shape of the tip?









    the art on the hilt and blade is very beautiful.

    A.Alnakkas

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    Hello,

    This is a modern production dagger, Indian I think. There have been a lot of these on ebay over the past 1-2 years, mimicking Persian kards and pesh-kabz. They do look nice, but the engraving is machine-made and the blade might turn out to be flat. They also mimic a reinforced armor-piercing tip, but they're not done right, too small and sudden. Hope you didn't invest too much in it.

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    Emanuel
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    not really, was rather cheap, still frustrating to be inexperienced though!

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    I know the feeling. My first purchase still haunts me
    Experience will come, consider this piece a learning one. Invest in books before blades. If you haven't already, have a look at George Cameron Stone's glossary, and Tirri's Islamic Arms, good general books that cover quite a wide range of the ethnographic arms world. Also check dealer websites, some of them maintain libraries of sold items.
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    thanks for the advice! though it may sound abit cruel but it felt better knowing that others did make the mistakes i did.

    i currently own a tirri's islamic arms book, and can order elgood book but its used and for 300$ is it worth it?


    A.Alnakkas

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    Mistakes are part of learning. Best you can hope is the lesson is not too expensive

    I think Elgood is worth it but at 300 a pop it's difficult to acquire; I don't have it yet either. Go through the list of books compiled by Rand - it's a sticky post at the top of the forum, read their reviews and see which ones are most affordable.
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