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Old 21st November 2022, 05:07 PM   #31
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I suspect the inspiration for the etching came from signs, given to members of the Bulgarian Militia after the war. Not sure, but I suspect there was similar Russian insignia, on which the Bulgarian was based. The cross over a crescent is also a symbol of the victory in the 1877-78 Russo-Turkish War. The blade may be an authentic old blade, which has been "enhanced" in this manner and put into new, inaccurate dress.
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Old 22nd November 2022, 12:04 AM   #32
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Hah, that definitely looks familiar! Funny... I assumed that cross over crescent to be a combination of a cross and an anchor, as in naval markings (especially since the blade is also blued).
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Old 23rd November 2022, 01:25 PM   #33
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i would venture that the smaller of the two originally posted by ASPaulding may well be Egyptian.
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Old 23rd November 2022, 09:20 PM   #34
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i would venture that the smaller of the two originally posted by ASPaulding may well be Egyptian.
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Interesting! What distinguishes the Egyptian ones from the rest?
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I'm sorry, I did write a reply, but it did not want to submit, and now I've lost it.
Will try again later.
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No worries, no hurries. But I'd appreciate that kind of knowledge.
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Old 30th November 2022, 12:40 AM   #37
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My friend that speaks Arabic translated a few words on mine. He made out three names. Adam, Joseph and Malek.
Just to add, an Iranian friend of mine says:

It's difficult to recognize any word in this one, except for the one on the left hand side which I think is Allah (God)

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