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Old 27th July 2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Indo-Persian Blades in the Collection of E. Gene Beall by Dr. Ann Feuerbach

Gene (mare rosu) commissioned an analysis of some knives in his collection by Dr. Ann Feuerbach, and has generously offered to share it with us. As the PDF file is far too large to upload to a forum thread, Lee has created a static page and hosted it here:

http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/beallcollection.pdf

http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/index.html

Many thanks to Gene and Ann. Fantastic stuff!

Needless to say, this goes to the "Classics": http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3699
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Old 27th July 2008, 05:57 PM   #2
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Great stuff thanks
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Old 27th July 2008, 06:49 PM   #3
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That's really great. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 27th July 2008, 09:51 PM   #4
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Valuable material, Andrew, thank you. This goes beyond IDŽing pieces and traslating inscriptions.
My best regards

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Many, Many thanks Andrew. I bow in your presence.

BTW - "bumpity bump"?
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Old 28th July 2008, 10:00 AM   #6
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Thank you Andrew for your help, but we must not forget, that it was Gene who made it possible. Had he not collected the weapons, asked Ann Feuerbach to study them and write a rapport, this interesting rapport would not have been on the forum. Thank you very much Gene.

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Old 29th July 2008, 08:42 PM   #8
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Thank you Gene, for the very kind words, but I feel sure others deserve them more than I do. Anyway it is a very interesting report, and the way it is made should give other a pointer, how to make their own catalogue.
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Old 31st July 2008, 05:55 PM   #9
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This outstanding presentation represents in my opinion, what true antique weapons collecting is all about. Here is a classic example of a truly discerning collector, who rather than amassing a volume of weapons, has carefully selected classically representative pieces. Then, most important of all, he has sought to explore the history most plausibly connected to each of these beautiful items.
By commissioning this work with others who share the deep interest in this field of arms, he has sought to learn what the weapons themselves would tell us. In doing this he has presented us with an important legacy, not only in the detailed and fascinating report on his weapons, but in reminding us of how we should be studying the weapons we collect.

While we acquire and admire aesthetically the weapons that become our collections, we must all remember that we become the caretakers of these venerable warriors, and we should do all possible to learn about them and preserve not only them, but thier history.

Thank you so much Gene!!!!

With utmost respect,
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Old 31st July 2008, 05:59 PM   #10
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Hear, hear!

Jim, check your PMs, please.
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