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Old 17th February 2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Nice Sudanese Dagger For Comment

This just arrived today. There is an inscription at the base of the blade that needs a translation?

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Old 17th February 2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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Hello Lew, a beautiful piece indeed!!! I love the scabbard (one of the most beautiful that I have seen!) and the patination on the handle is wonderful!! If I'm correct the date is 1316=1899/1900. Congratulations
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Old 17th February 2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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Lew, please, you've got to get another DRAWER, those poor daggers must be 'cramped'

Very nice... very nice indeed ....congats........
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Old 18th February 2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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Lew,

That is one of the most beautiful Sudanese arm daggers I have ever seen.
The scabbard is really really super (it is silver isn't it?), the inscriptions on the ricasso are marvelous and I agree with Flavio that the patina on the grip is very nice.

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Old 18th February 2007, 05:45 PM   #5
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The scabbard is really really super (it is silver isn't it?)

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Yes it is silver except that little ball at the tip which I think may be steel. I hope someone can translate the Arabic inscription for me.

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Old 20th February 2007, 05:34 PM   #6
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Can someone out there please translate the Arabic inscription for me?

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Old 21st February 2007, 02:53 AM   #7
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I had someone in my office translate it. The name is Muhammad Abduh Raboah? He could not be 100 percent sure? 1316AH=1898AD.















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I had someone in my office translate it. The name is Muhammad Abduh Raboah? He could not be 100 percent sure? 1316AH=1898AD.
Hi Lew
I may confirm to you the validity of the translation, that you got

here below, the complete translation with some comments

2234 and little bit more far 9 (?)
I leave to your sagacity the understanding of those digits, I put a (?) because it's uncertain

MOHAMED ABD EL RAB'HO either a name containing one way to name "God" either RAB

SANA either YEAR

1316 (Hegira) either 1898 (Gregorian)

that's set, no more

best regards

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Much appreciated.

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