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Old 21st July 2006, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default SHAMSHIR ON EBAY

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280007838479

What do you think?

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Old 21st July 2006, 07:20 PM   #2
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An attractive sword and , in my opinion, acquired at a very good price.
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Old 24th July 2006, 11:27 AM   #3
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Come on boys!

What do you think about it? Thoose long quilons, that pending feature on the pommel.

Well, my idea is (if it is not a newly rehilted persian blade) that it is afghan in origin. The ivory and the guard looks new to me.

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Old 24th July 2006, 03:36 PM   #4
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I think it's a good looking sword that has not been misrepresented in any way :

" Overall length 37 inches, it has a Mameluke style hilt, with a steel pommel and cross-guard and horn grips, the curved blade is 31 inches long, and has a Wootz forged blade, with its tooled leather covered wood scabbard with steel mounts. "

As Rick says ; it sold for an attractive price .
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Old 24th July 2006, 05:35 PM   #5
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You can call me mean if you like. I think this was quite expensive for such plain work, with non noble metals. It is not as if wootz is rare.
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Old 24th July 2006, 05:38 PM   #6
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I had seen it but I was waiting to realize at least the double price. I think that the same thought passed from other minds too. Sometimes ebay is a very strange place.
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Old 24th July 2006, 05:43 PM   #7
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You can call me mean if you like. I think this was quite expensive for such plain work, with non noble metals. It is not as if wootz is rare.


With this price you buy not even new damascus blade of this size
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Old 24th July 2006, 06:24 PM   #8
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Yes, strange place, if the seller would list it as shamshir rather that shamshire it would sell for twice that value.

Is it afghan or not?
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Old 25th July 2006, 02:20 AM   #9
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This piece is almost pure Persian in appearance and I see nothing in it to denote Afghan. The tooled leather scabbard, the mounts, the slim grips, the wide crossguard, the pommel cap are all in the style common to Persian swords. The lanyard loop at the side of the pommel cap is a bit unusual but that is the only anomoly on this example. While it is a plain example, from my experience, you just don't run across many Persian shamshir, with scabbard, and wootz blade, for such a good price.
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Old 25th July 2006, 05:05 PM   #10
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Hi,

That pommel cap is verry similar to khyber and choora randomly encountered pommel caps. The very wide crossguard is also uncommon on typical persian examples.
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Old 13th August 2006, 09:11 AM   #11
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I had seen it but I was waiting to realize at least the double price. I think that the same thought passed from other minds too. Sometimes ebay is a very strange place.



Yes, it did passed other minds, Yannis. It is a plain shamshir indeed, and even with restored hilt, low wootz pattern, etc - it is pretty good deal for someone who liked it and wanted to own it.
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