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Old 22nd June 2019, 08:19 PM   #8
Jim McDougall
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Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Further recognition for an excellent research note by Jim on this subject of the star cluster on blades ...The entries on Schimmelbusch markings from Bezdek (2000). Neatly tying down the issue.

Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Thanks very much Ibrahiim! Question....did the seven stars have special significance in Arabian arms as far as symbolism? I know that in China, the constellation of Ursa Major, or seven stars represented the configuration of the 'seven wells', a production center (I think Long Guan but cant recall) where high quality blades for China were made. A sort of Chinese 'Solingen' if you will.

Could such symbolism have transmitted into Arabian parlance in the manner that the dual moons (dukari) did in North Africa?
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