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  1. Sword

    Hello Ed,

    Few things I noticed:

    Hilt appears to be silver with a gold wash and has European style stamp.

    Jewel applied on hilt seems to have sides and not smooth as an Islamic one would be....
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    Sticky: Hey Neil, Getting all the books you can is a...

    Hey Neil,

    Getting all the books you can is a wise investment when starting to collect, its a fascinating study that can easily occupy a lifetime. Tirris' book is much too general, has photo's...
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    books

    Dmitry,

    The books have been sold, thanks for your inquiry....

    rand
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    Display table

    Will have a display table with Persian arms.....

    rand
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    hartford Show

    Am going to try getting a display table for this show.

    If anyone is interested in sharing a table let me know, what I have is more for display, am mainly interested in meeting and chatting with...
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    Mastic

    Do not have more information to add to that, but it is still available. Good luck on your quest...

    rand
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    Hartford Antique Arms Show

    Next month(October) in Hartford Connecticut is an antique arms show, will any one else from this forum be attending it?

    rand
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    From a small Greek island there is a natural gum...

    From a small Greek island there is a natural gum that is created by a special tree there called Mastic, my spelling may be wrong, but this is what you are looking for.

    rand
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    It has been suggested that the crown mark...

    It has been suggested that the crown mark represents untitled Russian aristocracy that is entitled to be called 'Sir".

    The silverwork is dated "1894" and the blade has a date of "1912"

    There...
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    There are two leters above the 1894 that I cannot...

    There are two leters above the 1894 that I cannot read, off to the right the number 84 is stamped.
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    Here is a close-up of inscription on blade, you...

    Here is a close-up of inscription on blade, you can see 1331 and possibly a makers or owners name.
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    here is a photo of the other side which shows a...

    here is a photo of the other side which shows a date of 1894.
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    First looked at the Russian Tsars and found...

    First looked at the Russian Tsars and found Alexander III who ruled 1881-1894, but disounted that because the Russian crowns seem to be Orb shaped.

    But while looking at the Russian alphabet saw...
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    Coat of Arms on this Kindjal?

    Does anyone recognize this coat of arms on this kindjal?
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    This is a link to a blog about this shield with...

    This is a link to a blog about this shield with larger image sizes to help with any translation of calligraphy....

    http://persianironshield.blogspot.com/2009/05/persian-iron-shield.html
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    Sold,,,,

    Sold,,,,
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    Carved stone at the Ghazna from the 14th century...

    Carved stone at the Ghazna from the 14th century with split leaf decoration on border......
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    Split leaf border decoration near rim

    Have two photo's attached, one is of the 19th century Qajar sipar discussed on this thread and the other is a 17th century shield also with split leaf decoration on the outer edge adjacent to the...
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    Cleaning silver koftgari area

    The outer area of this sipar had a combination of chisel work and silver koftgari. The silver koftgari had turned black which is a natural oxidation process for silver over time. To clean the...
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    More Photo's

    More photos of inscriptions.........
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    More Inscriptions

    more inscriptions..........
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    More Inscription Photo's

    More Inscriptions...........
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    Inscriptions on Shield

    The attached photo's are all the inscriptions on the boder of this shield. All the calligraphy is a reverse engraving (non decoration [writing] is chiseled way) and the remaining surface area is...
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    Thank You Teodor, The study of Islamic Art,...

    Thank You Teodor,

    The study of Islamic Art, Arms and Armor is a passion that consumes me and your appreciation of this effort is heart felt.

    rand
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    Price for this book now $32 delivered in USA....

    Price for this book now $32 delivered in USA....
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