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  1. Afghan military sword, shown with a picture of...

    Afghan military sword, shown with a picture of Afghan General Daod Shah wearing a similar sword, late 1800s.


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  2. Rustem Pulls the Emperor of China off his Battle...

    Rustem Pulls the Emperor of China off his Battle Elephant, from The Book of Kings’ the Shahnameh, Safavid, Persia Late 16th Century. Detail view showing a zaghnal being used by a Persian warrior....
  3. Druse of Ottoman Lebanon, holding an Ottoman...

    Druse of Ottoman Lebanon, holding an Ottoman balta axe and wearing an Ottoman kilij sword. From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the...
  4. Ottoman man from Diarbekir, shown with an axe...

    Ottoman man from Diarbekir, shown with an axe (tabar) and wearing a silahlik (weapons belt) that holds a pistol (kuber). From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by...
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    Gene, I think you have to read more about the...

    Gene, I think you have to read more about the kingdom of Pontus and the Byzantine empire of Trebizond, its history and how the regions inhabitants responded to being forced into the Ottoman empire....
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    Gene, from what I know, certain types of...

    Gene, from what I know, certain types of clothing, weapons and armor etc worn by various semi soldiers / warriors have characteristics that visually identified the users culture or region etc to...
  7. An amazing photo showing the guard of Maharajah...

    An amazing photo showing the guard of Maharajah Ram Singh III, in the Royal Palace of Jaipur, 1858. Shown wearing various type of Indian armor including char-aina cuirass, chilta hazar masha (coat of...
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    How about a picture of the entire blade?

    How about a picture of the entire blade?
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    Next time ask yourself....how could any antique...

    Next time ask yourself....how could any antique weapon have absolutely no wear at all?
  10. Runjeet Singh bought a copy, thats good enough...

    Runjeet Singh bought a copy, thats good enough for me. https://www.facebook.com/RunjeetSinghLimited/?ref=br_rs
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    Never seen anything like it, reminds me of a...

    Never seen anything like it, reminds me of a Japanese kanabo...but possibly African? 46" is quite long, you dont usually see these types of clubs being nearly that long, have you weighed it, I am...
  12. It looks like a "Mad Max" prop...seriously!!!

    It looks like a "Mad Max" prop...seriously!!!
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    Beware of the tulwar pommel disk thief!! ...

    Beware of the tulwar pommel disk thief!!

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    Could the images be any smaller, it is impossible...

    Could the images be any smaller, it is impossible to really say anything more without clear, large, detailed images.
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    What exactly is the reason for removing the blade...

    What exactly is the reason for removing the blade from the hilt, is it loose? Is there any evidence that there ever was a knuckle bow and pommel disc? There are swords from other cultures that are...
  16. It looks similar to the script seen covering some...

    It looks similar to the script seen covering some Sudanese weapons.
  17. Shawn, unfortunately I can not help you but an...

    Shawn, unfortunately I can not help you but an image of the whole bayonet would be nice.
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    Jens, I remember you mentioning this subject...

    Jens, I remember you mentioning this subject before, and I do look for "unseen" images. As for the langet hooks, I did not realize that these were birds heads. I do see birds on the hilt of your...
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    Jens, I just looked up this chilanum in your...

    Jens, I just looked up this chilanum in your book, as usual once I started looking I couldnt stop. Great info on this particular style. How is it possible that you even have any of your books left...
  20. Afghan Warriors (1895), Fred Bremner set up his...

    Afghan Warriors (1895), Fred Bremner set up his studio in Karachi and another in Quetta, the growing capital of the province of Baluchistan, he travelled across the province, following the newly laid...
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    A beautiful example, chilanum are very elegant...

    A beautiful example, chilanum are very elegant daggers.

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  22. Below is another example of a newly created...

    Below is another example of a newly created image. In this group photo is an Afghan with a large karud dagger in his belt. By cropping and editing the the karud dagger can now be seen clearly.

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  23. Afghan karud daggers

    Here is another example of a newly created image, below is a photo of two Afghan soldiers with their matchlock jezails, taken by John Burke c.1879-80. One of the men has a large karud dagger in his...
  24. Here is something unusual, several months ago I...

    Here is something unusual, several months ago I found an image of a mounted Indian warrior with a tulwar sword, wearing mail and plate armor, helmet, and arm guards, he is holding a very long lance...
  25. Ottoman kalkan shields

    Ottoman Kurdish infantryman from Djoulamerk with kalkan shield made from lacquered hardened buffalo leather with a central iron dome, covered with gilded copper discs nailed in tight rows. From:Les...
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