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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2022, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Sakalord364
Copies of Tzarist Russian swords worn by afghan officers

In photos from the early 1900s, I have seen Afghan officers with swords that are clearly imitations of Tzarist Russian “dragoon” Sabres, which is surprising since most afghan military equipment was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2022, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Sakalord364
My guess is this is a Persian blade that was...

My guess is this is a Persian blade that was given a new hilt and scabbard in Afghanistan. The hilt is probably plain because it was intended to be used in heavy combat, and it probably was, since...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2022, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Sakalord364
Wootz shamshir blade for identification

Here is a shamshir I had acquired from one of my visits to Afghanistan long ago- it’s in terrible condition but has a very nice wootz blade, with a cartouche. I was wondering if it can be traced to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2022, 02:00 AM
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Posted By Sakalord364
It does have a lone suspension ring, similar to...

It does have a lone suspension ring, similar to other European sabres of the period.

Though I have noticed that some Afghans pulwars do not have any suspension rings at all, which is odd because...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2022, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Sakalord364
Though couldn’t the owner just commission a new...

Though couldn’t the owner just commission a new scabbard instead of trying to repair it like this?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2022, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Sakalord364
I had thought that some modern bazaar dealer who...

I had thought that some modern bazaar dealer who originally sold this sword installed those hasty brass repair strips on the scabbard, but it seems it was done at least a century ago correct?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2022, 10:44 PM
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Posted By Sakalord364
I am curious what these brass strips are,...

I am curious what these brass strips are, contemporary (or modern?) repair work to support the leather scabbard, or Some kind of decoration? It seems rather crude compared to the rest of the fittings
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2022, 03:51 PM
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Views: 2,359
Posted By Sakalord364
Hi, Do you think these were made in the...

Hi,

Do you think these were made in the official government factory in Kabul, or were these forged by private blacksmiths for their clients?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Sakalord364
Mysterious Afghan Military Sabre

I recently obtained this Afghan Sabre at auction, the handle is quite similar to the “regulation Khyber knives” made in the late 19th century at Kabul, however this is full length Sabre, not a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Sakalord364
Afghan Pesh Kabz Dagger with interesting Scabbard

Did genuine Afghan Pesh Kabz daggers have an sccabard with a curved design like this? I wonder if this scabbard/sheath is modern or if it’s from the 19th century?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Sakalord364
Afghan “1847 dragoon” style helmets

Here are some Afghan helmets that were modeled after the British 1847 dragoon helmet, these are from the mid to late 1870s and were built by the Amir Sher Ali Khan, who had started to industrialize...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2021, 10:32 AM
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Views: 3,237
Posted By Sakalord364
The cartouche seems to be a crude copy of the...

The cartouche seems to be a crude copy of the British one?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,237
Posted By Sakalord364
I’m traveling currently, once I arrive home I’ll...

I’m traveling currently, once I arrive home I’ll post some more pics

The blade length is approximately 73 CM
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,237
Posted By Sakalord364
Need help identifying British style Afghan cavalry sabre

I bought this very obviously British style cavalry sabre, (not sure what model) but it has a very unusual marking of a lion, and I am not sure if this is a British marking, or the marking of the...
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