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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
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: 1,420
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: 2,525
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: 2,525
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: 2,525
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: 2,525
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: 2,525
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: 2,525
Posted By A.alnakkas
Hello, Can you take better photos of the steel?...

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.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By A.alnakkas
Glad you got this one, Eytan. Few things to...

Glad you got this one, Eytan.

Few things to consider. There are pictures of Palestinian bedouins with such daggers. It wasn't just shibriyas.

Perhaps the answer could be in comparison with sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By A.alnakkas
well done. Good dagger. Hilt is definitely Rhino....

well done. Good dagger. Hilt is definitely Rhino. As for the inscription. I recognize it even though it is hard to read. It is work of Abdullah AlDajani. The workshop is still around in AlHasa, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By A.alnakkas
Handle is rhino, btw :-)

Handle is rhino, btw :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By A.alnakkas
Your dagger is 100% Saudi. Made in AlAhsa region,...

Your dagger is 100% Saudi. Made in AlAhsa region, likely by alDajani family. Others made these daggers but this is their trademark craftsmanship. The blade is locally made, generally fitted on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By A.alnakkas
While I agree in general with this assessment;...

While I agree in general with this assessment; the majdali dagger to begin with is not really only a majdali dagger. Production through out Syria produce different styles, some in De'raa and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By A.alnakkas
Nope. The style is specific to Jezzine, southern...

Nope. The style is specific to Jezzine, southern Lebanon. Has nothing to do with Majdalshams. Scabbard is likely done in Damascus or.... Beirut.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By A.alnakkas
Lebanese dagger? :-)

Lebanese dagger? :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By A.alnakkas
This style is a Lebanese style. Most are coming...

This style is a Lebanese style. Most are coming from Jezzine, Lebanon but in far lesser quality. The one you show is probably the best I have seen but there are a few things to point out. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,117
Posted By A.alnakkas
You are correct that the translation on he spine...

You are correct that the translation on he spine is a Quranic verse. But the maker's mark is not even Assadullah, it is Zaman Asfahani, another well known smith. The translation was included in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By A.alnakkas
Well done. Those are southern Hejaz and Southern...

Well done. Those are southern Hejaz and Southern modern day saudi daggers.

To make it easier, it is worn by tribes that populate the south. So you’d see it in Yemen, Najran and even Taif.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,872
Posted By A.alnakkas
Whether it is original or not is a matter of...

Whether it is original or not is a matter of opinion. Is a mass produced dagger made in Syrian design and in Syria an authentic representation of historic Syrian daggers? it is up to you to decide....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,804
Posted By A.alnakkas
Noted.

Noted.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,804
Posted By A.alnakkas
Jim, I find it odd that you find my comment on...

Jim, I find it odd that you find my comment on lack of knowledge to be offensive. My question to you, do you have the knowledge to read an Arabic word without a transliteration? Or the ability...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,804
Posted By A.alnakkas
Jim. I appreciate your effort to try and be a...

Jim. I appreciate your effort to try and be a middle man. But what I am saying is not a perspective. Its pretty much Arabian linguistic facts. Your lack of knowledge and Ibrahim's obvious ignorance...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,804
Posted By A.alnakkas
Jim, I understand the confusion from a non Arab...

Jim,

I understand the confusion from a non Arab speaker's position. But beyond that, even with minimal ability to read Arab letters is enough to dismiss this absurdity.

For a comparison, this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,804
Posted By A.alnakkas
Rumh رمح and Rum...

Rumh رمح and Rum روم have nothing in common. Arabs do not call spears Rumi, not in the past and not in the present. Rumh, Shalfa and Gena are the names most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,435
Posted By A.alnakkas
To be honest, I am not quite sure whether the...

To be honest, I am not quite sure whether the term shibr which is the source of the term shibriya is a solid definition for the item. I have shibriyas way larger than the shibr unit.

As for your...
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