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Old 7th July 2022, 05:25 AM   #1
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Default Copies of Tzarist Russian swords worn by afghan officers

In photos from the early 1900s, I have seen Afghan officers with swords that are clearly imitations of Tzarist Russian “dragoon” Sabres, which is surprising since most afghan military equipment was inspired by British patterns during this time. Did they copy neighboring Russias sword design because they liked the aesthetics or was their some kind of secret deal with a Russian arsenal?

The afghan copy has nickel mounts, while the original Russian has brass
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