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    Chinese fakes

    Dear Ken,

    I should point out to our readers that books are an important part of collecting, common items like Warring States bronze swords will be repeated endlessly. The reader should also...
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    Chinese fake swords.

    Dear Ken,

    You have to regularly search bronze sword on eBay to keep aware of all the models of fakes.

    Jimmy and Tony Allen are your ONLY sources for genuine ancient Chinese Weapons on...
  3. Luristan Mask Sword

    Dear Manoucher,

    Thanks for the encouraging words. I hope the literature on these swords that I have sent you is helpful for your book.

    Did you take any pictures of the two swords in...
  4. Luristan Iron Age II Iron Mask Swords

    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21200

    Dear Friends,

    I have just purchased a new Mask Sword for my collection and reactivated the above thread on the Ancient Weapons...
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    Luristan Iron Age Iron Mask Swords

    Dear Friends,

    I have just purchased a new sword in this style from Ed Lee.
    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21200&highlight=luristan

    A new discussion on these...
  6. Thread: Axe!

    by John Piscopo
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    In case of earlier type axes like palstaves, flat...

    In case of earlier type axes like palstaves, flat axes etc. the binding isn't just there to secure the axehead in place, but also to prevent it from splitting the haft. So the binding should compress...
  7. Thread: Axe!

    by John Piscopo
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    Dear Jeroen, I would suggest that you...

    Dear Jeroen,

    I would suggest that you hammer harden the blade edge before you start chopping down any trees.

    Do you have any idea as to how to haft your axe? I would recommend a 2"...
  8. Sticky: Book distribution

    Dear Manoucher,

    My AncientWeapons Yahoo site is also open for distribution as will the Iranica-L site. Other sites will also be available if we are members and simply post a book review when...
  9. Aegean weapons bibliography

    Dear John Linker,

    Sorry to be posting so late to this thread of discussion. Some time ago I posted my own bibliography:
    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=28361

    ...
  10. Sticky: Manoucher book.

    Did you read the PhD thesis of Dr Anne Feuerbach on crucible steel? If not I would highly recommend it.

    AS far as when wootz was introduced, it is interesting, you read what I quoted on Sassanid...
  11. Sticky: Manoucher's Book

    If I get you a small sample of a blade could you determine the C14?

    Dear Manoucher,

    It will take a University laboratory to do such testing.

    I have a metallurgical report on a...
  12. Sticky: Manoucher's Book.

    If I get you a small sample of a blade could you determine the C14?
  13. Sticky: Manoucher's book

    P.S. BTW what do you mean with "Manoucher's bool?"

    Dear Manoucher,

    It means I am staying up too late on the computer reading emails and my finger hit the l key rather than the k key. I...
  14. Sticky: Manoucher's bool

    Dear Manoucher,

    What does the publisher say that the price will be? My friend Dick Bezdek who has written books on US, British and German swords (American Swords & Swordmakers) has told me...
  15. Sticky: Manucher's book

    Dear Manoucher,

    Could you make arrangements for advance purchases of your book? This might assist your finacial situation, even if only a few hundred were sold in advance.

    I would...
  16. Sticky: Book publishing

    Dear Manoucher,

    I look forward to your publishing experience. I want to use it so that I do not make the same mistakes on my own work, tentatively titled IRANIAN IRON AGE I & II SWORDS AND...
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    Mikkel Pedersen Danish Neolithic Dagger

    Culture: Daggertime
    Dating: c. 2000-1800 B.C.
    Material: Flint w. glossy black patina
    Condition: Near mint
    Size: 19,5 cm - 7,58 inches
    Est.: $2200-2500

    Description: This dagger is...
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    Danish Neolithic Dagger

    Dear Friends,

    If anyone is interested in owning a genuine flint dagger, my friend Mikkel Pedersen in Copenhagen now has one for sale on eBay: ...
  19. Sticky: Iran trip

    Dear Manoucher,

    Welcome back from what looks like a very productive trip. I look forward to seeing your photos being posted. I have never seen a photo of a genuine Parthian sword, wow!

    Best...
  20. Iranian Studies Bibliography for weapons and history.

    Dear Friends,

    The study of any region's ancient weapons requires a good library for your research. Whether you are an academic or a collector, knowing your own field is important if you are to...
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    Chinese Ancient Weapons Bibliography

    Dear Friends,

    I just updated my Bibliography Thread with a new title on the Sword of the King of Yue Edited by Li Wen. For those of you who are late arrivals to the discussions of books on...
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    Ancient Chinese Weapons Bibliography

    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30693

    Dear Ken,

    I just updated my Bibliography thread with the Sword of the King of Yue book. The above link will take you directly...
  23. Chinese Ancient Weapons bibliography

    Dear Friends,

    I have added the following book to my library:

    Wen, Li. Editor. The Sword of Gou Jian, King of Yue State and the Spear of Fu Chai, King of Wu State. Jointly presented by the...
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    Warring States Yue sword guard inlay

    Well, the enlargements did not save, I cropped the guard to show only the part that has the inlays.
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    Warring States Yue sword guard

    Sorry, that did not work, trying again.
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