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Old 27th December 2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Kard in Damascus steel

good day Gentlemen

during my long trip back to Paris coming from Cairo, passing by Damas (Syria)
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knifes
one of them it's that "kard", real damascus steel ("joar" in arabic)
not some "wootz" as we may found every where in our days

tks for yrs comments and appreciations

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Old 29th December 2008, 08:44 AM   #2
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Nice find, Dom
Real and with real "Jouhar" blade:-) I think it is Turkish/Ottoman. Is the handle made of stone? It looks like agate stone.
These, as well as Persian Kards, are scarce finds in Damascus, and even more so in Egypt:-). there are more Kurdish daggers and blades, but not many kards, especially as nice as yours? Happy New Year!
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... sory, clicked "save" too many times:-)
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Very Pretty Dom!
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Old 30th December 2008, 12:35 AM   #6
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I agree its Ottoman remember Syria was part of the Ottoman Empire.
Grip looks like horn to me?
Nice piece congrats Dom happy new year everybody
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Tks for your nice comments and appreciations
the handle seems to be either horn, or ??
but not agate stone ... unfortunately

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Just out of interest: how much did it cost in Syria?
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Just out of interest: how much did it cost in Syria?
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out of interest ... how much cost ... LOL
it's a paradox NO ?

more seriously ...
that knife costed me 15'500,00 SYL (syrian pounds)

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