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Old 27th December 2006, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default Unusual sword.

Ended yesterday. The blade seems simple enough, one of those Qajar revival swords if I'm not mistaken, but the mounting is unusual. Reminds me of those Indian two-handers seen in Stone's glossary, and on Oriental Arms.
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Old 28th December 2006, 03:34 AM   #2
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I am not sure there is anything in common between the two: the Oriental Arms one is an Indian Mel Putta Bemoh and that one is, indeed, a Qajari Iranian sword.
Personally, I find them rather atrocious: touristy and of low quality. Acid-etched blades are thin, flat, dull and the "decorations" are fit to be on the bedspreads from a cheap "house of ill repute". How did they manage to degrade their beautiful shamshirs into something like that is beyond my understanding....
The interesting twist, however, on this one is the ring-like pseudo-bolster: reminds me of a Nepalese Kora.
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