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T. Brandt





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PostPosted: Thu 01 Jan, 2015 11:35 pm    Post subject: What did Saladin's sword probably look like?         Reply with quote

We have quite a bit of documentation of the swords of Crusaders. For those defending... not so much.

From the sources I've read, the swords being used at this time were straight and double-edged (as opposed to the archetyal scimitar of the Middle East). But aside from that... I've got nothing.

Suffice to say, I now want to start comparing straight swords between cultures. Anyone have any knowledge of this subject? In fact, if there's a source concerning the arms and armor of the Middle East during this time period, do please direct me.

Thanks in advance.
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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan, 2015 3:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Blades would probably look something like this, but I'm not sure about the hilts, these are a bit later than Saladin's time:

http://tabriz-rugs-tabriz-carpets.com/Islamic...hammed.htm

Here are some examples both earlier and later than Saladin:

http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/turk/TopkapiArms2.html

Here you can see an interesting forked tip sword:

http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/turk/TopkapiArms.html

And all this after just a few minutes on the net, I'm sure if you try you will find much more results...
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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jan, 2015 9:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try these older threads: http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=997...ht=saracen

http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=175...ght=mamluk

http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=185...ght=mamluk

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=12417
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