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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2024, 04:43 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Update: Won this Rashaq (?) Dharia today...

Update:


Won this Rashaq (?) Dharia today at auction. Somewhat better condition, slightly different style.
(was billed as an "Eastern Short Sword". :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 10:43 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Someone has suggested it may be wootz, after a...

Someone has suggested it may be wootz, after a bit of soap and water on the blade, I can see a bit of patterning, might degrease & try a lime on it...

If it's a poor man's, that's OK too. Didn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 05:38 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Saudi Dharia

Arrived by courier this afternoon fr4om the UK auctioneer.

South Western (Asir region) Saudi Arabian short sword/dagger aka 'Dharia'...

Looks ancient. Scabbard is wood covered in thin dark...
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