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  1. Offers welcome.

    Offers welcome.
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    Glad it's been useful! There are still a few to...

    Glad it's been useful! There are still a few to add, like the kora, but I have other articles in works at the moment so an update will have to wait.
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    Thank you, most interesting (and good work from a...

    Thank you, most interesting (and good work from a fellow arthritis sufferer)!
  4. Thread: Sad News.

    by M Forde
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    I don't think I had the pleasure of his...

    I don't think I had the pleasure of his acquaintance but I've checked his website for years. How very sad.
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    I'd love to see the jigs and your processes,...

    I'd love to see the jigs and your processes, Lawrence. Very nice sword.
  6. The katar has sold, thank you.

    The katar has sold, thank you.
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    FS: Two Wootz Daggers

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    This pesh kabz has a formidable blade made from wootz steel, the swirling grains arranged in a tight, pleasing pattern. The blade has a rounded spine, very thickly made and the tip...
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    A Guide to Indian Sword Blade Types

    Hello all, collecting South Asian swords gifts one with many mysteries and, while we in the West tend to call most Indian swords 'tulwars' this is actually a bit of an umbrella term. To help bring...
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    The horn-gripped knife has sold, thank you.

    The horn-gripped knife has sold, thank you.
  10. Mid-1700s and rather pretty facetting on the...

    Mid-1700s and rather pretty facetting on the brass hilt there.
  11. FS: Wootz and Pattern-Welded Silvered Tulwar

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    £625

    Close to the hilt, the metal of this blade is a very finely grained wootz steel before a scarf weld (or mala)—a feature held to have auspicious qualities—joins it...
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    FS: An Islamic Wootz and Gold Katar

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    This lovely katar is made from wootz steel, with swirling patterns of differing intensities still visible along its length. (Possible banding to the...
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    FS: Two Khyber Knives

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    KHYBER KNIFE

    £200

    Typical of the kind of fearsome weaponry that the British soldiers and adventurers encountered during their time exploring Afghanistan and the North West Frontier,...
  14. FS: A Wootz and Gold Katar and a Pattern-Welded Tulwar

    PATTERN-WELDED AND SILVER TULWAR - £600

    This tulwar has thick silver on the hilt, created using the zarneshan technique of decoration and arranged to the form poppies (or perhaps they are...
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    Sold, thank you.

    Sold, thank you.
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    I'm no expert on these but I'm unsure whether...

    I'm no expert on these but I'm unsure whether yours was repurposed by the Germans. I've had several with German unit markings and the stamped typeface has always been quite distinctive.
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    Reduced to £250.
  18. Thread: Unknown Sword

    by M Forde
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    It's no Italian that I know of but I can see the...

    It's no Italian that I know of but I can see the resemblance.
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    Napoleonic-Era Sabre

    This sabre’s hilt has a higher standard of decoration than that normally found and presents hand-engraved borders, dots, flowers and even cannons on the langets. Some gilding remains in the recesses....
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    Can we see a full-length image, please?

    Can we see a full-length image, please?
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    Now £245.
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    Offers welcome as it's only gathering dust here.

    Offers welcome as it's only gathering dust here.
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    Sold, thank you.

    Sold, thank you.
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    £150

    A Royal Navy warrant officer's sabre.

    The blade is entirely plain and the sword is sound, with no looseness anywhere, and the hinged inner guard section retains a good spring.

    Postage...
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    Indian service?

    Indian service?
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