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Old 23rd March 2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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Hello

here's a new piece from my small collection.

Persian Qama
probably mid to late 19th Century
overall lenght 59 cm
blade lenght 44,5 cm
blade wide 5,2 cm
blade thickness 6 mm
weight 655 gramm

What is your opinion about this Qama ?

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Old 24th March 2014, 11:27 PM   #2
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Nice kama Claus,

But I personally think this style is typical of Tiflis (Tbilisi), an not necessarily Persian (though the Persian influence is clearly evident in Georgian arms and their decoration).

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Old 25th March 2014, 05:22 PM   #3
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A NICE OLD EXAMPLE THAT HAS SEEN A LOT OF USE AND WAS NO DOUBT TREASURED THRU HIS LIFE BY ITS OWNER. (THE STORIES IT COULD TELL)
I WONDER WHAT TYPE OF HORN IS USED ON THE HANDLES OF THESE IS IT SOME SORT OF COW OR WATER BUFFALOW?
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Old 25th March 2014, 10:58 PM   #4
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@ Teodor
the origin is hard to tell, the blade is without any markings so we have to guess.
Maybe you are right with Tiflis, because in this thread
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...&highlight=kama
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Member Rivkin counted the off-centered fuller to the pancaucasian area.
@ VANDOO
In it's glory Days the Qama must be real impressive Dagger.
You can see rest pieces of koftgari on the Rivets and the Tang.
Shame the scabbard is lost.

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