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Old 1st November 2021, 12:09 AM   #1
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Default Bichaq from where?

Bought during lockdown from an online vendor, the first pics are from the seller.
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Old 1st November 2021, 12:19 AM   #2
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Once it arrived, I dropped the whole thing into Evaporust for 24 hours, rinsed it thoroughly, gave it a good go with WD40 and cleaned the blade with fine wet and dry paper, and then gave it a go over with a good quality oil,....Kurobara brand.
It looks very much in the Bichaq style, but with a very plain horn hilt and a multi fullered blade that reminds me of some of the Central Asian stuff.
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Old 1st November 2021, 12:44 AM   #3
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By the style of the scabbard hanging, the characteristic crescent-shaped markings at the ends of the fullers and the shape of the blade, I would assume the northeastern region of Turkey. I would name this knife Surmene
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Old 1st November 2021, 02:40 PM   #4
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I would name this knife Surmene
I am not an expert in any way but would agree!
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Old 1st November 2021, 06:24 PM   #5
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Well, then I would definitely be right
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Old 1st November 2021, 09:31 PM   #6
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Well, then I would definitely be right
so my confirmation is not relevant anymore after 2 forum giants' decision !

neverthelss a very nice dagger, bichaq ! my compliments; also for restauring it into its former beauty !!!

by the way Saracen: couldn't send you a pb as your mailbox apparantly is overloaded..
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Old 2nd November 2021, 01:29 AM   #7
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Hi, Gunar. Sorry. PM is now available. I'm always glad to get a message from you.

David R, this is a very beautiful knife, I always like their aggressive, "predatory" blade shape.
There is some special charisma in these knives.
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Old 3rd April 2022, 07:12 PM   #8
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Thank you! Sorry for the late reply.... I went into hospital a few days after posting this piece and am still catching up.
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Old 4th April 2022, 01:20 AM   #9
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Glad to see you here again, David. Take care of yourself.
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