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Dan Kary





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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2020 8:29 pm    Post subject: Production Saif?         Reply with quote

Does anybody make a quality production saif (Arab sword - slightly different than the Persian and Turkish swords in the same family) these days?

Thanks!
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Dan Kary





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PostPosted: Mon 03 May, 2021 9:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry to necro this thread, but I am still wondering about this and I didn't get a response. I am wondering if, maybe, somebody has an answer. Thank you!
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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Mon 03 May, 2021 4:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't believe anyone does on a mass scale. I could make some suggestions if I knew exactly how you define 'saif', since it is just the Arabic word for 'sword'. There have been swords referred to as 'saif' in all shapes and sizes: medieval styles with straight blades, later slightly curved designs of Turkic influence, and then the swords with later style parabolic Persian 'shamshir' (another problematic term, like 'saif') blades, but with local variant hilts.

Perhaps share a few pictures of what you're thinking of and I can provide some pointers.

'We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.' - Adrian Carton de Wiart
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Dan Kary





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PostPosted: Tue 04 May, 2021 10:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the response. Yes, you're right. I probably should have been more specific. I'm talking about the arabic versions of the family of swords that includes shamshirs, kilij, and talwars - basically by 'saif' I mean arabic-style scimitars. If you look a the images when googling "antique arabian saif" you'll hopefully get a better idea of what kind of thing I am looking for.
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Ian Hutchison




Location: Louisiana / Nordrhein-Westholland
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PostPosted: Tue 04 May, 2021 4:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dan Kary wrote:
Thanks for the response. Yes, you're right. I probably should have been more specific. I'm talking about the arabic versions of the family of swords that includes shamshirs, kilij, and talwars - basically by 'saif' I mean arabic-style scimitars. If you look a the images when googling "antique arabian saif" you'll hopefully get a better idea of what kind of thing I am looking for.


Take a look at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PesereyHandicrafts?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=990560815

All his swords are sold as sharps, and seem to have good weights and POBs. He may be able to customize something for you. I have a shamshir on order from him at the moment.

'We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.' - Adrian Carton de Wiart
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Dan Kary





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PostPosted: Wed 05 May, 2021 8:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you very much. I will check him out!
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