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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By A.alnakkas
From the information I collected he did not have...

From the information I collected he did not have an apprentice. Sadly the craft in this family died out with this generation. Their descendants that I know personally have lost interest in it.

Now...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By A.alnakkas
Hey, did you check the back of the handle as...

Hey, did you check the back of the handle as well?

Here is mine. Yours is the first of his work that I see unsigned. Even his white metal ones are signed too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By A.alnakkas
Check the top of the handle you’ll likely find a...

Check the top of the handle you’ll likely find a name. The craftsmanship is that of Ali ibn Bani and he signs the top of the handles or the back of the scabbards. But its his work. Good piece,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By A.alnakkas
Hey Rick, I cant understand but I can...

Hey Rick,

I cant understand but I can transliterate

I think it says عالمكمرث

or

عالمكرث
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 147,395
Posted By A.alnakkas
Lovely dagger, Gonzoadler

Lovely dagger, Gonzoadler
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By A.alnakkas
Hey Eytan, We discussed this before if I...

Hey Eytan,

We discussed this before if I remember correctly. I still lean towards an Iraqi attribution. But yes, could also be Syrian. Also, its really worth it to work on the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,670
Posted By A.alnakkas
An authentic Yemeni sword. Of lower quality iron...

An authentic Yemeni sword. Of lower quality iron mounts but with a good trade blade and what looks like a solid hilt. These are readily available compared to the other ones with finer and older...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,424
Posted By A.alnakkas
I understand and know the type of swords that are...

I understand and know the type of swords that are confused with this blade. Still, the declaration that this blade is "crap" was bewildering. Obviously this sword has been in the hands of a restorer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,424
Posted By A.alnakkas
Well done! could etch even better. Pattern looks...

Well done! could etch even better. Pattern looks Persian? I am no expert in identifying patterns but definitely well made. Inscriptions are odd. If you can send better photos I will try to read....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,424
Posted By A.alnakkas
Well, last images do show a tight wootz pattern....

Well, last images do show a tight wootz pattern. I know the swords you are talking about, this one is not one of them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,424
Posted By A.alnakkas
Last image looks like wootz, not scratches. But...

Last image looks like wootz, not scratches. But worth working on it!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,424
Posted By A.alnakkas
Gold looks a lot better than the modern stuff so...

Gold looks a lot better than the modern stuff so I am not sure. Polish a small area and etch?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,424
Posted By A.alnakkas
Hello, Can you take better photos of the steel?...

Hello,

Can you take better photos of the steel? Syrians make blades that look great but those blades tend to be crowbar heavy. A pattern can tell a lot. Tang is definitely new but that is ok.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,006
Posted By A.alnakkas
Glad you got this one, Eytan. Few things to...

Glad you got this one, Eytan.

Few things to consider. There are pictures of Palestinian bedouins with such daggers. It wasn't just shibriyas.

Perhaps the answer could be in comparison with sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,367
Posted By A.alnakkas
well done. Good dagger. Hilt is definitely Rhino....

well done. Good dagger. Hilt is definitely Rhino. As for the inscription. I recognize it even though it is hard to read. It is work of Abdullah AlDajani. The workshop is still around in AlHasa, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,367
Posted By A.alnakkas
Handle is rhino, btw :-)

Handle is rhino, btw :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,367
Posted By A.alnakkas
Your dagger is 100% Saudi. Made in AlAhsa region,...

Your dagger is 100% Saudi. Made in AlAhsa region, likely by alDajani family. Others made these daggers but this is their trademark craftsmanship. The blade is locally made, generally fitted on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,260
Posted By A.alnakkas
While I agree in general with this assessment;...

While I agree in general with this assessment; the majdali dagger to begin with is not really only a majdali dagger. Production through out Syria produce different styles, some in De'raa and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,260
Posted By A.alnakkas
Nope. The style is specific to Jezzine, southern...

Nope. The style is specific to Jezzine, southern Lebanon. Has nothing to do with Majdalshams. Scabbard is likely done in Damascus or.... Beirut.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,260
Posted By A.alnakkas
Lebanese dagger? :-)

Lebanese dagger? :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,260
Posted By A.alnakkas
This style is a Lebanese style. Most are coming...

This style is a Lebanese style. Most are coming from Jezzine, Lebanon but in far lesser quality. The one you show is probably the best I have seen but there are a few things to point out. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,461
Posted By A.alnakkas
You are correct that the translation on he spine...

You are correct that the translation on he spine is a Quranic verse. But the maker's mark is not even Assadullah, it is Zaman Asfahani, another well known smith. The translation was included in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Posted By A.alnakkas
Well done. Those are southern Hejaz and Southern...

Well done. Those are southern Hejaz and Southern modern day saudi daggers.

To make it easier, it is worn by tribes that populate the south. So you’d see it in Yemen, Najran and even Taif.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,742
Posted By A.alnakkas
Whether it is original or not is a matter of...

Whether it is original or not is a matter of opinion. Is a mass produced dagger made in Syrian design and in Syria an authentic representation of historic Syrian daggers? it is up to you to decide....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,997
Posted By A.alnakkas
Noted.

Noted.
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