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  1. Hi Phil, As you say, it's a Quadara or Qaddara...

    Hi Phil,

    As you say, it's a Quadara or Qaddara or several other slight spelling differences.
    Part of the Kindjal/Qama group of swords and daggers, the area of use is wide, as you say in your...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DI6HH9iVxI If...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DI6HH9iVxI

    If you are interested in videos about these distinctive swords, this chaps effort is quite fun.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeLiqM_jZPc ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeLiqM_jZPc

    I'd be interested if anyone can translate what is being said in this youtube clip about the Laz Bichaq.

    The caption below the clip is:
    OSMANLI...
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    Hi Will, A lot of carriers have simply banned...

    Hi Will,

    A lot of carriers have simply banned anything that they can think of which might cause them a problem.
    It's a sign of the times and companies don't want to be responsible for anything...
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    Ivan, All sympathies to you as well. A very...

    Ivan,

    All sympathies to you as well.
    A very interesting sword and I would like to discuss it in more detail when you hopefully receive it.
    The first thing I noticed was the 'Spanish' style hilt...
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    Hi Will, Awful news. When you say returned to...

    Hi Will,

    Awful news.
    When you say returned to 'Mailboxes' do you mean the courier company by that name (MBE)?
    If so then they are a failry small opperation and when the company I work for used...
  7. Hi Dale, Then as you've had it apart and that...

    Hi Dale,

    Then as you've had it apart and that didn't ring warning bells, I'd say your instincts are as uaual bang on the money!
  8. Hi Dale, Interesting sword. Etched blades...

    Hi Dale,

    Interesting sword.
    Etched blades seem to have had some moderate popularity amongst Germanic officers of the period.

    I would have to reiterate (as you say in the thread title) that...
  9. Thanks for posting Will, I'd like to know a...

    Thanks for posting Will,

    I'd like to know a little more about this unusual variation and where the sword fits into the chronology of his career?

    I have one small souvenir of Sam Browne, a...
  10. Sounds about right for the length, what does it...

    Sounds about right for the length, what does it feel like 'in hand'?
    Does it feel well balanced in motion?

    It's a real showstopper! Has it displaced a previous favouite to have the best display...
  11. Congratulations indeed Will, it's absolutely...

    Congratulations indeed Will, it's absolutely magnificent!
    How's the balance?
  12. Looks like they've found the last place in the...

    Looks like they've found the last place in the house not covered in swords!
  13. A beautiful sword. The corrosion seems...

    A beautiful sword.
    The corrosion seems relatively light and doesn't seem to be threatening the piece particularly. I would suggest that IMHO it can be easily controlled.

    Opinions on the best way...
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    Hi Greg Mustard is lightly corrosive so will...

    Hi Greg

    Mustard is lightly corrosive so will stain steel. I would think that they were speaking literally as they have only lightly coloured it.
    The result is good though and they seem to have...
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    Hi Greg That looks fantastic. You must be...

    Hi Greg

    That looks fantastic.
    You must be chuffed to bits!
  16. I use an isopropol alcohol spray (CD/Screen...

    I use an isopropol alcohol spray (CD/Screen cleaner) on one area at a time, work it over with a toothbrush, then press dry each area with paper towels to remove the now soiled alcohol mixture.
    It's...
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    Great info! Just googled the Jackson Dickinson...

    Great info!

    Just googled the Jackson Dickinson duel!
    Dickinson did call him an 'equivocator' and point out that his wife was a bigamist!

    Seriously though, you have to feel sorry for Dickinson....
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    Hi Eric If there really were only 300 recorded...

    Hi Eric

    If there really were only 300 recorded duels in the lengthy timeframe in that quote, then I have to wonder how many formal written challenges still exist?
    Even assuming that the number...
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    Hi Eric, lol, definately lucky that he...

    Hi Eric,

    lol, definately lucky that he survivied!

    You are also very lucky to have such important family items from so far back.

    It seems that the laws against duels were in the spotlight in...
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    Hi Glen I thought I was being clear, but I'm...

    Hi Glen

    I thought I was being clear, but I'm happy to elaoborate.
    As you allude, I was indeed asking you to clarify your statements, if you don't have any more information, that's fine.

    The...
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    Hi Glen If pistols were the primary weapon...

    Hi Glen

    If pistols were the primary weapon and both missed, would honour be satisfied?
    Under what circumstances woulld they switch to swords?

    Absolutely, if information within Eric's family's...
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    So general questions. Hollywood aside, what...

    So general questions.

    Hollywood aside, what were the real protocols?

    Would the person being challenged get to choose weapons?
    Would choosing pistols be seen as less honourable?
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    Hi Eric Amazing story, but it's like a play...

    Hi Eric

    Amazing story, but it's like a play with the last act missing.
    What happened?
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    LOL! Don't dress it up James, say what you think!...

    LOL! Don't dress it up James, say what you think! ;)
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    hmmmmmm. It looks almost intentionally...

    hmmmmmm.


    It looks almost intentionally modern in style?
    I mean like it wasn't meant to fool anyone.
    If it was just a repro, why not at least get it right?
    It does seem to be well made, why go...
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