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    I am sorry, to me it looks like the same...

    I am sorry, to me it looks like the same resolution photograph that've been upsized, so again I can't see any details. Specifically there can be some interesting symbols in the fullers.
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    Re: Kindjal type dagger?

    I think one needs a better picture of the blade, but I would vote for Trabzon, Lazika. The signature is "amale" (made by) followed by something I can't read.
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    Re: I...

    M father is from Samarkand; through I've never been there but from all I heard Samarkand and Bukhara are very interesting to visit. Concerning sword makers - I was a little surprised because I only...
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    It is probably as explosive topic as it can be,...

    It is probably as explosive topic as it can be, but since we are talking about definitation - in my experience it was always easy to spot chechens who graduated from schools in Saudi Arabia, or...
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    Veery interesting. I am not a specialist, but...

    Veery interesting. I am not a specialist, but imho:

    Kafkas is a mistake, the right russian name is Kavkaz. This mistake is very characteristic for georgia and georgian influenced areas, since they...
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    I don't see any problems - while we are not in...

    I don't see any problems - while we are not in the "ancient weapons" section, nevertheless the one who started the thread probably wondering about "hebrew" weapons in general, as a middle eastern...
  7. I thought the same thing - the sword looks like...

    I thought the same thing - the sword looks like Qajar, and probably not from Agha-Muhammed rule, therefore from early XIX century, but it is labeled as XVIIIth century and "Zulfakar". May be there is...
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    Yes, the term "muslim" is overly broad indeed,...

    Yes, the term "muslim" is overly broad indeed, however the same can be said about most of classifications. I still do not understand why abstain from using them. It is obvious that some of them are...
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    The origin of jews are somewhat unknown - being...

    The origin of jews are somewhat unknown - being genetically mapped to northern Iraq, their presence in Palestine can be dated either from the obelisk mentioning Israel as one of the conquered...
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    Sorry about that. When I was writing mongols I...

    Sorry about that. When I was writing mongols I meant "Golden Horde". Thinking about I realized that Uighur is not only a language group but it is also a script, so the saying "it was written in...
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    ??? While I am an ignorant guy, so my opinion...

    ???

    While I am an ignorant guy, so my opinion does not matter much, but I would completely disagree with this. The reason being famous correspondence between the Goldern Horde and egyptian...
  12. Nope, sorry, I did not even read your message....

    Nope, sorry, I did not even read your message.
    AFAIK, nowadays Kaskaras thought to be basically an archeic "arab" sword that survived during the past centuries ?

    Sincerely yours,

    Kirill Rivkin
  13. We've been beating this horse again and again......

    We've been beating this horse again and again... In short, there are a few good books on the market: "Crusader Archeology", books by David Nicolle on mamluks, arms and armour of the crusading era...
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    Actually the book goes into discussion about how...

    Actually the book goes into discussion about how argumentative contemporary sources are.

    So it's goes both to that there were weapons that were supposed to penetrate mail, and to that basically...
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    Concerning critical thinking - whether the katar...

    Concerning critical thinking - whether the katar can pierce the mail or not, is not a philosophical, historical, but an experimental question. One can come up with some estimate for momentum...
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    Gentlemen, 1. To be honest most of the posts...

    Gentlemen,

    1. To be honest most of the posts here (and mine being a good example) are semi-educated guesses. So is the field of arms and armour to the large extent. I for ones remember...
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    I don't specialize in firearms, but the overall...

    I don't specialize in firearms, but the overall design to me looks like heavy influenced by early circassian examples.
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    it says "I'm a pistol of Simon from Satsazo"...

    it says "I'm a pistol of Simon from Satsazo"
    alternatively "I'm a pistol of Simon Thazov"
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    Sticky: Re: Sure it changes

    1. I think that the cross product of a vector with itself will be 0, so mxvxv will always be 0 (or it's understood as mvv ?)
    2. mxvxv has nothing to do with "moment of inertia".
    Here...
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    Sticky: Re: Moment

    Moment of inertia (I) does not change, unless the axis of rotation are changed. It's defined as M*R*R, for one particular axis and a point mass like body, and in general it's a 3x3 matrix.

    What...
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    Sticky: do you mean is that your type XII has smaller...

    do you mean is that your type XII has smaller moment of inertia (I guess it's what you mean by polar moment ?) with the respect to the axis going perpendicular to the sword's plane through somewhere...
  22. You mean that the nodes are basically on the same...

    You mean that the nodes are basically on the same line, so that all the modes are basically purely optical, transverse, modes ?
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    Sticky: I'm sorry, but I have a small problem reading...

    I'm sorry, but I have a small problem reading your graphs (especially the one on the left). You assume standing waves of cos form being formed in the sword ? what are your boundary coniditons ? It...
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    Concerning double-tip swords - it's all Zulfakar,...

    Concerning double-tip swords - it's all Zulfakar, the famed sword of Mohammed/Ali. Such swords were made in all islamic world, used (usually more as symbols than actual weapons) by almost everyone -...
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    while I should probably be silent (for I'm sure...

    while I should probably be silent (for I'm sure we have out here people who actually know), I can guess that:

    a. There were very few places where arms and armour were produced - Caucasus and...
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