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Cole B





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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Sources and Makers of Islamic/Persian Arms & Armor         Reply with quote

Like many others I am interested in medieval Islam (and Persia way back during Roman times) weapons, armor, etc, but there is a lot less information easily available than their European and Japanese counterparts, it seems. Not to mention less of a modern movement to forge them.

So I am coming to the experts (you guys) for any recommendations, regarding good sites, books, and anyone currently making weapons or armor of that kind.

To narrow it down some, Islamic forces pre-gunpowder, as well as any Persian stuff from before they merged. Not so much interested in India at the moment.

Thanks a bunch.
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Lee O'Hagan




Location: Northamptonshire,England
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Nov, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Cole,
Weapons,take a look at Vince Evan's site,link on the makers section here,
great guy and a fabulous shamshir maker amongst all the other items he makes,

great book,
http://www.legat-verlag.de/_e/Swords1.html
the author Manoucher posts here,
put his name into the search feature,plenty to read,
great guy to chat to on and offline,very helpfull and knowledgable,
Cool
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Bennison N




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PostPosted: Tue 23 Nov, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You could also try http://www.swordforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=147...

Manouchehr is a moderator there. He knows his stuff... I recommend asking him.

"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance" - Confucius

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Lee O'Hagan




Location: Northamptonshire,England
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Nov, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well said Bennison,but a few more similer topics wouldnt hurt over here,Wink lol,
Cole,
also take a look at ric furrer's work,
really nice stuff,from what i've seen,he's also very knowledgable on the subject,
there's a few guys out there been doing crucible steel,modern wootz-bulat etc,very interesting reading,
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Harry J. Fletcher




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PostPosted: Wed 24 Nov, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Try YouTube do not laugh         Reply with quote

I was doing some browsing on youtube and ran across a video of a maker of Arabic swords and looked it up on the internet for a future purchase. You can use the translate feature on your browser to translate from Arabic to English. Swords are big especially Saudia Arabia and sword makers there still use time honored techniques. Some of the swords can be very expensive and others not so very pricey. I deleted the URL, sorry, but with a little research you can probably find it. I shall ask my contacts there if they can locate the makers and their shops, yes they advertise on the net but usually in Arabic.

Regards,

Harry

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