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    You are very welcome

    You are very welcome
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    It is stylized writing Sahib is clearly there. be...

    It is stylized writing Sahib is clearly there. be is Extended and alef and sat interact with each other. Two dots for Saat are missing. Not unusual. I have seen the same inscription on many yataghans...
  3. Magnificent thread. Thank you for sharing eric....

    Magnificent thread. Thank you for sharing eric. Really nice
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    Nice blade Kurt. Judging by the pattern and...

    Nice blade Kurt. Judging by the pattern and color, I would say the blade is Persian
  5. I have not seen this mark before. BUt I think...

    I have not seen this mark before. BUt I think judged by the shape of the blade it can be pattern-welded. Have you thought of restoring it?
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    Some dots are missing. But I would say it reads...

    Some dots are missing. But I would say it reads "Sahib Uthman/Usman" (The owner Uthman). I have seen this on a number of yataghans,
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    Thank you very much

    Thank you very much
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    Thanks Rich

    Thanks Rich
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    Thank you very much Rich. Is there a book on...

    Thank you very much Rich. Is there a book on classification of Japanese jingasa and also matchlock guns?
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    Thank you for your reply. is it about use? I am...

    Thank you for your reply. is it about use? I am actually looking for information on their blade profile and classification?
  11. There is normally a combination of Persian and...

    There is normally a combination of Persian and Arabic languages. Of course Arabic is used when Quran verses are quoted. BTW the other cartouche reads Ya Ali Madad (Oh Ali Help) which is used in...
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    Classification of naginata blades

    Could someone help me with literature on classification of naginata blades? Do you know any books and articles? Thanks in advance
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    Further to these Persian inscriptions you have an...

    Further to these Persian inscriptions you have an Arabic inscription which reads: al-Saff ﺍﻠﺻﻑ: (al-Qur’an) (n) Formations; this is the 61th sura of the holy Qur’an that consists of 14 verses. The...
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    The maker's mark reads: Amal-e Zam esfahāni (Work...

    The maker's mark reads: Amal-e Zam esfahāni (Work of Zaman from Isfahan)
    Other cartouche reads: bande-ye šāh-e velāyat Abbās : literally means, “The subject/ slave of the kingdom/...
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    Soltan Ahmad Shah . . . Sahebqaran. ...

    Soltan Ahmad Shah . . . Sahebqaran.
    Sahebqaran means sāhebqarān ﺼﺎﺤﺑﻗﺮﺍﻥ [a king with a long period or rule]
  16. It is indeed Arabic. al-Saff ﺍﻠﺻﻑ: (al-Qur’an)...

    It is indeed Arabic. al-Saff ﺍﻠﺻﻑ: (al-Qur’an) (n) Formations; this is the 61th sura of the holy Qur’an that consists of 14 verses. The verse 13 is used on this blade and reads as:
    13. Nasron Min...
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    POst the whole and I will translate

    POst the whole and I will translate
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    Do you still need help for reading these...

    Do you still need help for reading these cartouches?
  19. Ottoman Turkish arms and armor from the State Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg

    I am sharing this long video showing the inventory of Ottoman Turkish arms and armor from the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg:
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  20. There was not one Assadollah but many highly...

    There was not one Assadollah but many highly skilled smith signed their swords with that signature. The blade above is really a marvelous one. A Persian blade in Ottoman mounts. This is the best...
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    Thanks Mr. Gaber and thanks N. If you wish to...

    Thanks Mr. Gaber and thanks N. If you wish to get the whole collection send me a pm please. Please note that I am involved in many projects and hence I do not answer very fast, but I try to do my...
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    This is 18 century at least. Early 18 century...

    This is 18 century at least. Early 18 century blade if not a bit earlier. If I were you I would keep it- Really a nice sword
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    Yes sure. This is Persian crucible steel of high...

    Yes sure. This is Persian crucible steel of high quality. It can be restored by an expert for suire. Very very nice
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    This is a nice Ottoman saber with a Persian...

    This is a nice Ottoman saber with a Persian blade. Handle is most probably of rhino horn slabs. Crossguard is typical Ottoman and made of brass. The blade is Persian and reads Amal-e Assadollah...
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    It reads "Oh the Fulfiller of Wishes". This...

    It reads "Oh the Fulfiller of Wishes". This refers to God. There is a lion as well. These marks were placed on Persian trade blades as assumed
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