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    Hi again, Mr. Gaber! Sorry to hijack...

    Hi again, Mr. Gaber!

    Sorry to hijack Manouchehr and your thread, mate.

    I just saw a fellow Mamluk enthusiast and a friend I respect having a chat, so I thought I'd join! :-)

    Actually, I...
  2. Sticky: Thought you might like to see some appreciation...

    Thought you might like to see some appreciation for your hard work, Manouchehr... I gave a little plug for your seminars on there as well. ;)

    http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=28403
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    Try "Faris Reenactment Basar" on Facebook. ...

    Try "Faris Reenactment Basar" on Facebook.

    This is a one stop shop for Islamic reenactment, and for HMB. He favours Mamluk, but has the armourer you need for Persian-style bazubands (with mail...
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    Isn't that the "Kuoming Dao", AKA "Bao Teng" the...

    Isn't that the "Kuoming Dao", AKA "Bao Teng" the Flying Treasure?

    Inspired by Lord Macartney's gift of a Mughal Sabre to the Qing Emperor Qianlong in 1793?

    If it's really the original, it's...
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    Hi Manouchehr! I know a few places... Turkey,...

    Hi Manouchehr!

    I know a few places... Turkey, Ukraine (tough, intended for BotN), Tartarstan (very high quality). Send me a facebook message, and I'll give you links to them when I get back to my...
  6. http://www.enlightenmentswords.com/product/jian_ki...

    http://www.enlightenmentswords.com/product/jian_kingyu.html

    I have one of these. It's well balanced. I do forms and cut with it.
  7. Try searching with the term "Miao Dao". Exactly...

    Try searching with the term "Miao Dao". Exactly what you're looking for...

    Also, ask Jack Chen at chineselongsword.com, he specializes in these weapons, and can probably tell you where to get the...
  8. Hi Manouchehr! I am looking to reenact a...

    Hi Manouchehr!

    I am looking to reenact a Mamluk at Battle of the Nations, and my mother's family are the Ayyubi... But to this time I have always practiced Chinese Martial Arts.

    I really wanted...
  9. And again.

    And again.
  10. Thread: Khandas!!!

    by Bennison N
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    Hi Jay. I would ask your local Sikhs. Look for...

    Hi Jay.

    I would ask your local Sikhs. Look for guys with tightly bound turbans and beards. Very friendly.

    Khanda is one of their traditional weapons, and they'll definitely have knowledge or...
  11. Just thought I'd bump this... Had a few views,...

    Just thought I'd bump this... Had a few views, but no replies.

    Nobody has heard anything about this?

    It's currently the top of my world-wide wish-list.

    Thanks again!
  12. Hi Manouchehr. Can this book be back-ordered? ...

    Hi Manouchehr.

    Can this book be back-ordered?

    I'm very keen, but being in New Zealand (The Land that Time Forgot), I often miss out. I also have some strong contacts in Tehran, so I can also...
  13. Ayyubid Military Treatise - Thread resurrection.

    Hi all.

    I was just wondering if anyone had had any luck since 2002 in obtaining and/or translating the treatise/s mentioned in this older thread:
    ...
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    Some questions about Mamluks.

    Hi all.

    I am increasingly interested in the Mamluks, as a result of researching my family's Ayyubid ancestry. These guys kicked everybody's butts (they beat the Mongols quite soundly, and drove...
  15. To be honest, I just bought one not 40 minutes...

    To be honest, I just bought one not 40 minutes ago. :-)

    I live in New Zealand, so it might take a while to get here.
  16. It looks amazing, mate! Well done! :)

    It looks amazing, mate!

    Well done! :)
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    Here you go, mate: ...

    Here you go, mate:

    http://swordmaster.org/tretiaglava2.html

    It's in Russian, but it has some good information once you get past the usual stuff.

    My translation of the caption for the photo:...
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    Dao against Armour?

    Hi all.

    The CSEA&P forum was looking a bit sad, so I thought I'd just throw this out there...

    What techniques can anyone recommend to me for using a blunted Dao against plate armour in...
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    Hi! I was talking to those guys at Zombietools...

    Hi!

    I was talking to those guys at Zombietools about the possibility of a Dadao in their tactical-ish finish... And now I see that they've done one!

    So I might be able to tell you what they're...
  20. Thanks Timo! A lot of good help there, mate! ...

    Thanks Timo!

    A lot of good help there, mate!

    I'm wondering if the Turkish grip style wouldn't be better for keeping the sword in the hand after beating on a tin-man. :) Maybe the disk pommel...
  21. Thanks you guys. I had a rough idea of the...

    Thanks you guys.

    I had a rough idea of the pattern of these sabres, but I am still looking for a good-looking existing example to base the look of my ones on.

    It would be awesome of the...
  22. Mongolian Sabres... Anyone have a favourite?

    Hi all!

    My new Medieval persona for full-contact scrappin' is that of a 14th century Mongolian guy, only without a horse, and mostly without a bow (I have a bow).

    I want to have some practice...
  23. PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    Hi there! You'll ship outside of the States at...

    Hi there!

    You'll ship outside of the States at a cost?

    Thanks for your time.
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    Sousson Pattah Swordsmanship?

    Hi all.

    For lack of a corresponding Swordsmanship Forum for India, Africa and the Middle East, I figured this was the best place to ask.

    I have recently commissioned a custom reproduction of a...
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