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    It's always nice to find extra swords in one's...

    It's always nice to find extra swords in one's closet!
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    I've made a note, thank you very much for writing...

    I've made a note, thank you very much for writing all that out for me.
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    They liked them enough that, in the Victorian...

    They liked them enough that, in the Victorian period, British makers like Robert Mole made their own tulwar 'patterns'. European traders (including the British, English and Scottish) were selling and...
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    Can you share the recipe for the pitch at all?...

    Can you share the recipe for the pitch at all? And is it something that can be undone at all?
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    That's just superb. (And yours, Will!)

    That's just superb. (And yours, Will!)
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    That's great, thank you for the update!

    That's great, thank you for the update!
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    Great job so far, Harry. Nice to see the silver...

    Great job so far, Harry. Nice to see the silver diapering appear like magic - that's one of my favourite forms of decoration on tulwars. I dare say that this blade-form might just about fit the...
  8. Tulwar now sold too, thank you.

    Tulwar now sold too, thank you.
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    Horn sold, thank you.

    Horn sold, thank you.
  10. Provisionally sold, thank you.

    Provisionally sold, thank you.
  11. I've never tried that method, please report back...

    I've never tried that method, please report back findings! :D
  12. If you can neutralise any active rust before you...

    If you can neutralise any active rust before you apply the Wax then all the better!
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    These are hanging around now so the horn example...

    These are hanging around now so the horn example is reduced to £200 and the bone to £325.
  14. 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)!
  17. Thread: Sad News.

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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.
  19. 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.
  23. Mid-1700s and rather pretty facetting on the...

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

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    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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