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Shay Roberts





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PostPosted: Fri 15 Apr, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Damascus steel from Sikligar         Reply with quote

Has anyone here done business with the Sikligar Lohar family in India? They are known for making damascus steel weapons. I am curious to know if you've had a good or bad experience with them. Thanks!

PS: here are two of their websites

http://www.nvsikligar.com/onlineshopping.aspx?cat=3

http://www.realdamascus.com/about_us.htm
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Paul Hansen




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PostPosted: Sun 17 Apr, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've never dealt with them, but the wares look good for the money.

I'm quite tempted to get one of the cheaper knife blades. Can't go wrong for that price!
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Bennison N




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PostPosted: Sun 17 Apr, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I haven't had any experience with their damascus steel or blades, but the piece of Koftgari work (a Pesh Kabz handle) I ordered was excellent. Very nice, indeed.

Quick to process the order, not a long wait, and a good secure package arrived under a month.

I don't know if that helps at all.

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

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Shay Roberts





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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys, appreciate the input!
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GG Osborne





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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2011 11:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Avoid these guys like you would avoid the Plague. They accepted a contact with me for two pistols 18 months ago with a promised delivery date of 4 weeks. No pistols. No refund of my $1000.00 USD. In my opinion they simply cannot be trusted to do honest business and being in India, you have no recourse.

I would not recommend anyone, under any circumstances do business with them!

"Those who live by the sword...will usually die with a huge, unpaid credit card balance!"
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Shay Roberts





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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

GG Osborne wrote:
Avoid these guys like you would avoid the Plague. They accepted a contact with me for two pistols 18 months ago with a promised delivery date of 4 weeks. No pistols. No refund of my $1000.00 USD. In my opinion they simply cannot be trusted to do honest business and being in India, you have no recourse.
I would not recommend anyone, under any circumstances do business with them!

Yikes, thanks for the heads up, GG!
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Paul Hansen




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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

GG Osborne wrote:
Avoid these guys like you would avoid the Plague. They accepted a contact with me for two pistols 18 months ago with a promised delivery date of 4 weeks. No pistols. No refund of my $1000.00 USD. In my opinion they simply cannot be trusted to do honest business and being in India, you have no recourse.

I would not recommend anyone, under any circumstances do business with them!


No offense, but paying that kind of money up front to a company / crafsman you don't know seems not the best thing to do in any case.

Plenty of people (including me) have been burned by paying money up front. Even to well-known and respected craftsmen.

Them being in India makes it even harder for any legal action, but let's be realistic: legal action for damages in the $1000 range is not really feasible anyway...

That's why I suggested to buy a cheap knife first, and if you like both the knife and the transaction, you can try to order something more expensive, if you want.
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