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Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2021, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Iain
Thanks for the detailed write up Jim summarizing...

Thanks for the detailed write up Jim summarizing your earlier points and finding the source you were referring to. Of course the sword we are discussing and these early medieval Byzantine and Islamic...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2021, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Iain
That link basically uses all the papers and...

That link basically uses all the papers and sources I posted. :)

Thanks for the clear picture Evgeny of the blade.

These cuff hilts can appear with a curved blade. There's actually a couple...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2021, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Iain
This is not a steppes sword or design as we'd...

This is not a steppes sword or design as we'd classically define it. Rather it filters out of Persia and finds common use among both Islamic and Byzantine forces perhaps as early as the 8th century...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2021, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Iain
Hi Evgeny, Its possible the guard is in the...

Hi Evgeny,

Its possible the guard is in the correct orientation, I don't have the benefit of the sword in hand, typically the cuff over the guard is the "wider" element while the lower half of the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2021, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Iain
This is part of a family of 'cuff' hilted swords...

This is part of a family of 'cuff' hilted swords common across the Byzantine empire and areas of its influence. The style actually dates back to Samanid period. In later times it can be observed as...
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