Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Allow me to disagree.
First, I have never seen a Syrian sword with abundant use of brass on the handle and scabbard and “stones”. Balkan and Hungarian,- yes.
Second, Syrian koftgari decoration is different: almost always it shows a bunch of rays coming out of the central dot.
I fail to find a difference in the quality of koftgarl between my sword and the Sarajevo dagger, and the motives are identical. Even if there were some differences, they fall into the same group and the quality will necessarily differ between workshops.