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Old 13th February 2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Just ended. 21st century Ottoman pala :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...em=160401288529

Made in Syria. Completely new but still my sincere respect to the masters who manufactured this beautiful piece (or pieces as i see several of them in Istanbul recently). 'Almost' perfect except its very thick and heavy but not so sharp edged blade which would have better use in breaking bones than slashing .

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Old 13th February 2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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Erlikhan,
It's incredible - we we typing about this in two posts, and I admit - you bit me:-)
Here is link to mine with pictures: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11461
THANK YOU for your answer. It's good to have you witnessing and holding similar production, and sharing with us. I completely agree - the work is FAN-TAS-TIC. I saw Damascus goldwork, and quality of this one surprised me!!! I knew the blade is new, and I am glad to see the gold-inlaying tradition being revived and improved... so should our knowledge and expertise:-) Thanks again.
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Old 13th February 2010, 06:07 PM   #3
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Its a nice weapon, what are they charging in Syria for these?
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Old 13th February 2010, 06:33 PM   #4
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No problem Alex . I was waiting for the auction to end impatiently to post it, that's why i bit you. i dont know how much they charge it in Syria. I know how much in Istanbul but if that rule is still active, I think it is forbidden to talk price in the forum.
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Old 13th February 2010, 08:10 PM   #5
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Are blades of this quality being made nowadays in istanbul as well?

I wasn't aware that blademaking of this calibre was still being produced in the area (but admittedly I'm no expert on the regions or its arms).

This revelation is very good news.
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Old 13th February 2010, 11:08 PM   #6
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What is so good about it?
Another den of thieves is open for business? This stuff is not sold as "modern replicas", they are selling it as the "real deal". Forgery, pure and simple.
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Old 14th February 2010, 12:03 AM   #7
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Same thing is happening in China - they are getting better at forging replica WWII Japanese swords. Becoming harder and harder to distinguish between the fakes and the real thing.
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