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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,415
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Ahad! I'm with al-Nakkas here. For...

Salaams Ahad!

I'm with al-Nakkas here. For information about the original Dhu'l-Faqar, please read my article here; which I posted in this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Sir! Unfortunately, the Arabic...

Salaams Sir!

Unfortunately, the Arabic inscription is incomplete. There are some missing words and missing parts of words, but I was able to read:

عمل...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,659
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Ric! Thank you very much for your...

Salaams Ric!

Thank you very much for your clarification. I have Ewart Oakeshott's "Archaeology of Weapons" and it includes analyses of some pattern-welded blades; as well as homogenous non-crucible...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,659
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Ric! Thank you very much for your reply....

Salaams Ric!

Thank you very much for your reply. I really understand how you feel, but I also feel handicapped to fulfill your desire for analyzing these swords; or even reading about earlier...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,659
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Jim! Thank you very much for your...

Salaams Jim!

Thank you very much for your generous and morale-raising reply, Sir! Believe it or not: I was intending to mention you by name in my last posting; and in fact I did, but I erased the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,659
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Ibrahiim! Thank you very much for your...

Salaams Ibrahiim!

Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words. I felt very flattered, buddy! I agree with you regarding enhancing the cosmetics of my thesis with more pictorial shots,...
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,991
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Jasper! Regarding Byzantine swords,...

Salaams Jasper!

Regarding Byzantine swords, until the late 9th century CE, their blades were usually forged from soft iron that was case-hardened. At that time, and centuries before that, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,659
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams to Ibrahiim, Vandoo, and to all! I did...

Salaams to Ibrahiim, Vandoo, and to all!

I did not mean "Dhu'l-Faqar" in particular. I meant ALL ARAB SWORDS dating back to the early centuries of Islam. As I've said in the introduction of my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 29,991
Posted By AhmedH
As for the third photo: The inscription...

As for the third photo:

The inscription reads:

عمل محمود صاحب حسن أغا...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 29,991
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Teodor, In the second photo, the writing...

Salaams Teodor,

In the second photo, the writing is in Turkish, but I could understand from the second line the following inscription:

عمل عثمان...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,991
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Jasper! Actually, the broad-bladed Arab...

Salaams Jasper!

Actually, the broad-bladed Arab (Yemeni) swords became known in the Arabian Peninsula shortly after 570 CE; with the dimensions of these Arab swords getting larger and larger until...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,991
Posted By AhmedH
PS: You're absolutely correct, Jasper! I even...

PS: You're absolutely correct, Jasper! I even believe that these wide-bladed European swords may have been greatly influenced by the Yemeni swords that were used by the Muslim warriors during the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,991
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Cornelistromp! Thanks a lot for your...

Salaams Cornelistromp!

Thanks a lot for your post. Glad you liked the article.

I just have this passion for those wide-bladed straight double-edged swords!

Beautiful and imposing European sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,659
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams all! It seems that, in this site,...

Salaams all!

It seems that, in this site, there's little to no interest in the early medieval Arab swords. It's quite clear that the real interest is in more recent swords and other edged weapons...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,991
Posted By AhmedH
As for the favorite type of medieval sword, for...

As for the favorite type of medieval sword, for me, it is the Yemeni straight double-edged sword. Second place goes to the European medieval sword.

Here's the link regarding Dhu'l-Faqar. In this...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,991
Posted By AhmedH
Mine is Dhu'l-Faqar; which was forged either in...

Mine is Dhu'l-Faqar; which was forged either in the very late 6th century CE, or the early 7th century CE in either Hejaz or Yemen; in the Arabian Peninsula. I'll send you the thread which speaks...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,665
Posted By AhmedH
Dear Sir, Thank you very much for posting this,...

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for posting this, and sorry for my belated reply; since I've just sit on my computer, now.

Please understand that the Arabic inscriptions you wish to know about are in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,996
Posted By AhmedH
LOL! Don't worry! I was just teasing you! -Ahmed-

LOL! Don't worry! I was just teasing you!

-Ahmed-
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,996
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams, Battara! Yes, the text comes from the...

Salaams, Battara!

Yes, the text comes from the Qur'an.

BTW, it's "shukran"; not "zukran"! But no need to thank me, for I find myself completely at your disposal, Sir.

Best regards,
Ahmed Helal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,768
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Loedjoe! The Arabic inscription reads as...

Salaams Loedjoe!

The Arabic inscription reads as follows:

اياك نعبد و اياك...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,996
Posted By AhmedH
PS: For any Arabic inscriptions that you wish to...

PS: For any Arabic inscriptions that you wish to know, please send me a private message, or you could even email me; if you wish. I'm sorry, but sometimes I may miss a posting that needs an answer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,996
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Battara! The Qur'anic verse reads as...

Salaams Battara!

The Qur'anic verse reads as follows:

نصر من الله و فتح قريب و...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,632
Posted By AhmedH
Congratulations, Chregu! This is a whole museum...

Congratulations, Chregu!

This is a whole museum "arms department" indeed!

If there are any more Arabic inscriptions that you need to read, please inform me, and I'll be more than glad to do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,272
Posted By AhmedH
Dear Chregu, Not at all, Sir! I'm completely at...

Dear Chregu,

Not at all, Sir! I'm completely at your disposal, Sir, and I'll do my best with all members of this great site.

Besides the last inscription (which I was unable to read), the language...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,272
Posted By AhmedH
Salaams Chregu! Although I've tried to read this...

Salaams Chregu!

Although I've tried to read this last inscription, and have taken my time to read it...I'm sorry to say that I was unable to read it correctly; only guessing that maybe FAR from...
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