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Old 9th July 2020, 10:52 AM   #1
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Was looking for help to decipher an inscription on a pesh kabz. I believe it is farsi - so if anyone could help, it would be much appreciated! If you can help, let me know and I will send over images directly
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Old 9th July 2020, 12:54 PM   #2
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Please post your pictures here as attachments. Requests for translations require a picture also of the entire item as well as the inscription--please see the sticky thread at the top of the Ethnographic Forum page.

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Old 10th July 2020, 01:07 PM   #3
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here are some images. its on the hilt of a 18th century (possibly earlier) pesh kabz.
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Old 14th July 2020, 07:33 AM   #4
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These verses are in Ottoman Turkish, I have seen them on one other piece but I cannot remember where! Here they are copied with mistakes. They compare the dagger’s blade to the shining crescent moon:

“Your dagger is the crescent moon in the sky of the world of compassion,
Your dagger is hidden in the blade’s dark-blue clothing.”
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Old 14th July 2020, 08:44 AM   #6
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These verses are in Ottoman Turkish, I have seen them on one other piece but I cannot remember where! Here they are copied with mistakes. They compare the dagger’s blade to the shining crescent moon:

“Your dagger is the crescent moon in the sky of the world of compassion,
Your dagger is hidden in the blade’s dark-blue clothing.”



could you break it down for me please? e.g. what is written in the first image, second, third? just so i know which is which.

Also, does the reference to 'dark blue clothing' mean anything in particular?
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Old 14th July 2020, 08:47 AM   #7
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also, is the inscription from the Quran or in some form related to it/ or the teachings of Islam? it would be interesting to know the direct meaning of this inscription - especially if you have seen it on another one before!
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Hi,
Was looking for help to decipher an inscription on a pesh kabz. I believe it is farsi - so if anyone could help, it would be much appreciated! If you can help, let me know and I will send over images directly


Please show us the whole knife!
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Old 14th July 2020, 01:18 PM   #9
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do you happen to know what the inscription might be trying to tell us? is it a verse from the quran or part of islamic ideology? here is a full image...(Reference to items for sale are not permitted in the Discussion Forums--please read the Rules at the top of the Forum Page).
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