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Old 27th February 2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Fresh from Afghanistan-Khyber sword knife

This Khyber was in an Afghan bazaar less than 3 weeks ago. Blade is 21 inches and there is a mark on both sides of the blade that looks like this
>---<. The line is solid and connected to the arrows though. It is too faint to photo. The AK was not in the shipment.

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Old 28th February 2007, 12:30 AM   #2
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Beautiful! I especially like the decorative coloration/etching on the hilt, which is somewhat reminscent of designs I've seen executed on the fancier choora in the past.

I love these weapons, there's just something about the balance of them, sepecially when you get a pair that more or less match so you have one in each hand. It also helps that these are one of the few 'ethnic' weapons that fit my hands!

So, do you have contacts over there that allow you access to such choice treats, or was it just a friend passing through?
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Old 28th February 2007, 02:26 AM   #3
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Nicely decorated. Very complete.
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Old 28th February 2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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Lovely!!
To me these knives are a wonderful combination of art and function!!
Very nice indeed.
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Old 28th February 2007, 10:38 PM   #5
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Gorgeus Piece! I love it!

Few things can beat the feeling of a khyber/choora pair in one's hands...
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Old 1st March 2007, 12:08 AM   #6
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Gorgeus Piece! I love it!

Few things can beat the feeling of a khyber/choora pair in one's hands...
Oh, now, that's just mean, now I've gotta mop the drool off my keyboard...
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