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Old 13th September 2019, 12:55 PM   #1
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Afghan shashkas for the army Afganistan from my collection.
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Old 13th September 2019, 02:47 PM   #2
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Afghan shashkas for the army Afganistan from my collection.


4 is too many, you don't want to sell one? even without the scabbard...

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Old 13th September 2019, 02:55 PM   #3
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4 is too many, you don't want to sell one? even without the scabbard...



My friend, in my collection of 10 Afghan shashkas. And they are all different. I collect exactly the Afghan arms

But, if you decide to go on a tourist trip to see Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia (it is in these cities museums with the most interesting collections of oriental arms), I will be glad to invite you to visit me and show you these shashkas
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Old 14th September 2019, 03:58 AM   #4
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This is an EXCELLENT topic! and you are more than eminently qualified to discuss these most interesting versions of these shashkas. Seeing these has prompted me to take the liberty of offering a review of your new outstanding book, "Edged Weapons of Afghanistan: 19th-20th c". ...on a separate thread.

The questions that come to mind, such as are Afghan shaskas really 'shashka's'? were they influenced by Russian or Caucasian shashkas? etc. are the kinds of questions that have long percolated through the arms community.

I acquired some time ago a shashka which was attributed to Uzbekistan, but had a scabbard with the long fluted silver tip which seems characteristic on Afghan paluoars. It was honestly hard to ascertain whether it was indeed Uzbek or Afghan, and the hybridization of these in these contiguous regions virtually render any specific classification almost impossible.

We could say, 'one could almost write a book on the possibilities in studying weapons of these regions'!!
Well you did!!! Congratulations!!! Nicely done.
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Old 15th September 2019, 06:12 PM   #5
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This is my shaska, I hope enjoy pictures.
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Old 15th September 2019, 06:50 PM   #6
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I am absolutely delighted!
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