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Old 26th May 2018, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Looking for Arabic translation on Keris handle and scabbard

Hello. Would anyone be able to help translate an Arabic inscription on a keris scabbard? I see Allah on the handle but canít make out the other ones there and nothing on the scabbard. Thanks for having a look.
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Old 26th May 2018, 10:53 PM   #2
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I read "Allah" on the left side of the wranga.
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Old 27th May 2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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the script is arabic and in arabic language. i don't understand arabic but on the sampir two words i recognize is Ali and zulfakar.there is the word Allah also on the sampir and the handle.

Ali is the fourth caliph and zulfakar is his famous sword.
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Old 27th May 2018, 05:37 PM   #4
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"There is no hero like 'Ali and no sword like Zulfaqar"


This is a phrase often found on weapons throughout the Dar al Islam.
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Thanks for the translation assistance Oliver and Green!
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