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    Translate writing on shamshir

    Hello:

    I am looking at a very attractive shamshir that is deeply relief engraved on both sides of the blade the full length, including several figures. The owner/seller estimates that this blade...
  2. two close-up photos

    Guys:

    I just took a couple of close-up photos of the blade. I really appreciate you looking at this...let me know if there are other photos or views that might help determine age and origin.
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  3. Unusual Kard - with animals on the blade

    Folks: Here is a bone handled knife (Kard?) with gold inlaid animals on both sides of the blade. A worn leather sheath. Any ideas on country of origin and date?
  4. Gene: The pattern on your blade is truly...

    Gene: The pattern on your blade is truly beautiful!
  5. unusual dagger/knife with silver and shagreen

    here are pictures of a 13" dagger that came with the collection. The silver work is very nice with snakes and peacocks(?). I cannot see any maker marks on the blade or elsewhere. Can anybody help...
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    Dagger with gold inscription

    Colleagues: Here is a silver mounted dagger with a small knife attached to the back of the scabbard. Once again, I would love to know the date and region of manufacture, and the translation of the...
  7. identify a large and unusual dagger with pierced blade

    Gene & Company - here is another of the daggers - no scabbard. I would love to know when and where it was made. There is a circular (welded?) pattern on the blade - which is pierced with...
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    wootz dagger - identification?

    Gene suggested that I post some of the other items I acquired...Here is one of the daggers from the collection - with a beautiful pattern on the blade and a heavy ivory handle. Can anybody help with...
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    2nd silver shamshir

    Here are more photos as requested. I can see no maker marks or inscriptions on the blade. Some engraved decoration near the fullered tip of the blade. Much corrosion as you can see, but the wootz...
  10. Thread: Yataghan

    by Dave Karp
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    Finally figured out how to post 4 more pix!

    Finally figured out how to post 4 more pix!
  11. Thread: Yataghan

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    Yataghan - more pix

    More pictures of the yataghan as requested
  12. Thread: Yataghan

    by Dave Karp
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    Yataghan

    Gene: Thanks for helping! here is a close-up of the other panel on the blade...plus some pix of the scabbard but I don't see inscriptions or silver marks
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    Silver Shamshir - more pix

    Sorry - it took me a couple of tries to post the close-up pix as requested.
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    Silver Shamshir

    Gene: Thanks for responding! Here are close-up's of the blade tip, inscription, hallmarks on scabbard and writing I just noticed on the scabbard
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    Thanks Gabriel! The characters on my katana are...

    Thanks Gabriel! The characters on my katana are an exact match with those in your reference.
  16. Thread: Yataghan

    by Dave Karp
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    Yataghan

    this silver yataghan has a silver inlaid inscription on the blade. Any assistance regarding origin, date, make, value would be much appreciated.
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    2nd silver shamshir

    here are pictures of another Shamshir that was included in the collection I acquired. There is no signature on the highly curve wootz blade, but there are many marks on the silver scabbard and...
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    silver Shamshir

    Hello: I recently acquired a collection of Ottoman sword and daggers. Recognizing that I should have done this in advance, i would very much appreciate any assistance in identifying dates, region,...
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    is this an authentic Katana?

    Hello - this is my first time posting to your forum. I have the opportunity to purchase a highly polished and well made katana with WWII mounts. I posted photos of the characters on the tang. Can...
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