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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2006, 11:43 PM
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Posted By M.carter
Your not the only one around here my friend ;)

Your not the only one around here my friend ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2006, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,798
Posted By M.carter
Welcome here William :)

Welcome here William :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,798
Posted By M.carter
Almost as old as I am, welcome to these great...

Almost as old as I am, welcome to these great forums! I will tell you, you will not find a warmer and friendlier forum than this one on the net ;)

To your luck, this forum has most of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,679
Posted By M.carter
Beautiful Sword Jeff, I must say, one of the most...

Beautiful Sword Jeff, I must say, one of the most beautiful Kaskara's ive seen. Valjhun, my amature knowledge of Kaskara's tells me that that blade is an authentic, valuable piece, unfortunately...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,679
Posted By M.carter
The blade certainly looks it descended from the...

The blade certainly looks it descended from the old, pre-medieval arab swords, and probably with a connection with crusader swords too, as those two styles of swords, arab and crusader (early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,306
Posted By M.carter
Beautiful first post Tsubame1, very friendly. I...

Beautiful first post Tsubame1, very friendly. I said, and still stick to my claim, that this is a Turkish made, 17th century blade, with later Persian fittings, and probably much later gold inlay....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,306
Posted By M.carter
My opinion exactly on swordforum, though...

My opinion exactly on swordforum, though manouchehr says he believes that its something different. He says that in his upcoming book, he found out that these hilts and blade styles go much older than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,306
Posted By M.carter
If you honestly believe that that sword is...

If you honestly believe that that sword is earlier than 17th century, you really should read a history book :rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,236
Posted By M.carter
Hi All, The chances of this sword bearing a...

Hi All,

The chances of this sword bearing a japanese blade are just like the chances of Saudi Arabia winning the world cup this year :D Its almost impossible. These swords were primarily made in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2006, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,236
Posted By M.carter
I currently have the "silvo" silver polishing...

I currently have the "silvo" silver polishing lube. You say that these lubes are bad, what should i use other than that? Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,236
Posted By M.carter
I havent seen one before. All the Nejdi saifs...

I havent seen one before. All the Nejdi saifs that ive handled have either had a wedge, or a hollow ground cross section, no katana design. This one has an absolute katan design, with the shinogi,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,236
Posted By M.carter
Thanks Ariel, I think I shall polish it up, this...

Thanks Ariel, I think I shall polish it up, this sword is definetly saudi, not syrian. However, I need more help on how to polish. Thanks alot for the reply
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,236
Posted By M.carter
More pics: ...

More pics:

http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/4050/dsci00136qy.th.jpg (http://img123.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsci00136qy.jpg)

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3632/dsci00148xf.th.jpg...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,236
Posted By M.carter
Very Old Arabian Saif

Hello,

The newest addition to my collection. I would like any information you guys have about it, approximate age? When I bought it, the pommel was broken off, and it is very damaged, but a quick...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2006, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,566
Posted By M.carter
Sham, is a kind of low contrast wootz, forged...

Sham, is a kind of low contrast wootz, forged mainly in Damascus, and does not have the beauty of Persian wootz. Now I know that Verhoeven claims differently, but still, it was a crucible steel,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,566
Posted By M.carter
Apparently, Assadullah is still alive with us,...

Apparently, Assadullah is still alive with us, and still making swords, in Syria, many newly made crap is still marked with the lion mark, "assadullah", and the famous phrase "Ya qadhi kul-il-hajat",...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,566
Posted By M.carter
Why shouldnt a beautiful wootz blade, like the...

Why shouldnt a beautiful wootz blade, like the ones seen here, cost as much as that, whilst you have many plain Japanese "superior" katana's, which cost at least twice more?
Forum: Swap Forum 20th May 2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,368
Posted By M.carter
Thats a noble offer B.I, I just hope it will land...

Thats a noble offer B.I, I just hope it will land in the hands of someone who will use it properly.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,267
Posted By M.carter
I cant think of any way of restoring this sword,...

I cant think of any way of restoring this sword, but I must say its a beautiful piece, especially the blade. Congratulations! ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,649
Posted By M.carter
I was wondering, if there was any possibilty that...

I was wondering, if there was any possibilty that Jambiya style hilts were actually used on these swords, they certainly do 'fit', and the original hilt on that one looks like iron to me. I wouldnt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,462
Posted By M.carter
Ive handled an identical sword to this one, very...

Ive handled an identical sword to this one, very nice, light, well balanced blade, very much a German cavalry saber. Thats all I can say about it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2006, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,649
Posted By M.carter
I saw this one, and was waiting until the auction...

I saw this one, and was waiting until the auction would end so that I would post it here. This is a really strange kattara I must say, I would like to know more about these, because with that hilt,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,911
Posted By M.carter
As usual with arabic publications, the...

As usual with arabic publications, the illustrations are of very poor quality, yet, some of them contain great amounts of wealth on our subject.

Aqtai, can you please contact your father, and see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,911
Posted By M.carter
I think so, as many of his work was used as a...

I think so, as many of his work was used as a source by Ruel, Jim, and Manoucher, and Rick on Swordforum.

I must say I was bewildered when I saw his main area of interest, medieval weapons, work...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,911
Posted By M.carter
A. Zaky

Hi,

As I am trying to expand my book collection, as I was prowling around for titles, I found an outstanding amount of wealth written and compiled by this author, Abdulrahman Zaky.

Does anyone...
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