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Forum: Swap Forum 24th March 2021, 07:28 AM
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Posted By A.alnakkas
no.1 and no.3 no longer available

no.1 and no.3 no longer available
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd March 2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,755
Posted By A.alnakkas
Bump: sword no2 no longer available.

Bump: sword no2 no longer available.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By A.alnakkas
Perhaps you should ask yourself this question, my...

Perhaps you should ask yourself this question, my friend.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By A.alnakkas
Other side says Om Durman ام درمان

Other side says Om Durman ام درمان
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By A.alnakkas
it may look like the date 1990 but its the word...

it may look like the date 1990 but its the word الخرطوم Khartoum upside down.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By A.alnakkas
Thanks for sharing, Gp. I wrote this for...

Thanks for sharing, Gp.

I wrote this for Matthew Fordeís website. Original article can be found here:

https://www.fordemilitaryantiques.com/articles

Hopefully that soon all the information...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By A.alnakkas
Lovely thread. My computer is not working so I...

Lovely thread. My computer is not working so I cannot share images but the shibriya with the fullered blade is the 4th Iíve seen with such a blade. One in my collection dates to 1228 hijri with a...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th January 2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,755
Posted By A.alnakkas
bump

bump
Forum: Swap Forum 16th November 2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,755
Posted By A.alnakkas
4- Sindh (?) sword with probably one of the best...

4- Sindh (?) sword with probably one of the best laminated blades I've come across. No forge flaws or cracks, with lamination consistently showing through out the blade. Signed in gold, with what...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th November 2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,755
Posted By A.alnakkas
3- North (?) Indian tulwar with a nice, probably...

3- North (?) Indian tulwar with a nice, probably pattern welded blade with a high polish. Folding marks show on it and its quite sharp. Big handle. Quite clean. Minor movement in the handle. Comes...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th November 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,755
Posted By A.alnakkas
2- Large tulwar with what I think is a European...

2- Large tulwar with what I think is a European blade. Well made blade, great fuller work. Handle is large as well, with worn out silver sheet. 600$
Forum: Swap Forum 16th November 2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,755
Posted By A.alnakkas
Swords For Sale

Up for sale is 4 swords, Indian items.

I ship using fedex (costs 60 to 100 usd depending on item)

Payment: bank transfer.

Contact: Forum's private message or my email if you know it already....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,737
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.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,737
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, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,737
Posted By A.alnakkas
Check the top of the handle youíll likely find a...

Check the top of the handle youíll 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, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,249
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, 04:36 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 175,195
Posted By A.alnakkas
Lovely dagger, Gonzoadler

Lovely dagger, Gonzoadler
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,529
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, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,258
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, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,611
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, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,611
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,611
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,611
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, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,611
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, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,611
Posted By A.alnakkas
Hello, Can you take better photos of the...

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.
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