Originally Posted by ariel
I am confused: not so long ago Mahratt adamantly insisted that a painting by the Russian artist Vereshchagin showing a Bukharan guardless saber with 3 rivets was absolutely correct. Now he specifically differentiates Afghani and Bukharan examples according to the number of rivets, with 3 on Afghani and 5 on Bukharan ( exactly what I was saying according to Flindt and personal experience, and what he so vehemently objected to).
Does he have some new data, or did he read some old ones? Or was it just argument for the sake of the argument?
I had no doubt that the Ariel say about it. He's so predictable.
That is why I wrote in the post number 50, "well-known examples"
Quantity rivets is not so important. Significantly: form handle, "bolster" size, inlaid with turquoise or not and other.