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Old 14th February 2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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please.
Who can translate this writing? on this little sword (afganistan ? )
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Old 21st February 2006, 06:01 PM   #2
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hi
I like your sword, the handle is really handsome, as far I know, it's look Afgan
but after does some adjustments on the "writing", sorry to tell you that I doubt about a meaning for it, may be a blacksmith mark, or ?
judge by yourself with "your" new writing picture


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Old 21st February 2006, 06:12 PM   #3
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It is a pulowar, certainly, and a very nice one at that.
The inscription is problematic as with many "frontier" blades-- it has the necessary characters to form the word ASSAD but they are jumbled. This probably was copied by an illiterate craftsman from a blade with the name Assad Allah upon it. The fact that the inlays are a touch rough and are executed in copper support this.

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Old 21st February 2006, 06:20 PM   #4
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after reflexion, may be a "cartouche" with date
- 1??6 or 7 or 9 partly erased

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nb/ in my doc's I had this pic about a "Pouluar Afgan XIXth century, blade is different, but handle similar
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Old 21st February 2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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Smile Sorry Ham

Sorry Ham,
I sent my post without seen yours before
your analyse seems better than mine
it's true that could be the reminding of 2 "l" letters and in the word "Allah" there are 4 vertical
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