Originally Posted by ariel
I am well aware of this book and know you lifted your attribution from it verbatim for your paper.
I think both the author of the book and you were mistaken.
But questioning is always useful, especially when there are good reasons to do so.
There is a well-provenanced sword from Hyderabad ( see reference), then there comes Lotfy with his information about Baluchi swords in Oman...
And looking at Shamshir hilt I think this is Arabic Shamshir (as well as the author thinks, about which I wrote).
I appreciate the views of other participants. But you asked about the books or museum attribution, and not on personal opinion
I hope you can give an example from the book proves yours opinion. As long as we can say in the same way that you are wrong