Blacksmith made Ironwork, ranging from ornamental iron to wootz crucible steel swords
Swords and shamshir
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shamshir in the vise

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fitting Bolcaq onto the sword tang

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handle slabs

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carving slabs to fit the bottom of bolcaq

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fit to tang

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both slabs fit to tang

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carving channel for ahanak or tang bands

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filing channel

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fitting ahanak

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working on pommel

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carve pommel

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filing channel for fit

IMG_2457 experiment lint blanket

Large Shamshir 36.5 inch blade with walnut handle

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Large shamshir

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close up of hilt

IMG_2482 shamshir hilt lint 2

close up of other side

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hilt