An annotated translation and description of an untitled Persian archery manuscript written by al-Abdolrāji Abu Torāb al-Musavi al-Qad Makāhi on a day of Jumada al-Thani, the year 1114 (November 1702)

Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani and Bede Dwyer Abstract: The present article provides a translated and annotated text of a Persian archery manuscript. This untitled manuscript on archery is kept in the Majlis Library (Library of Iranian Parliament; Ketābkhāne-ye Majles Irān) with the inventory number 149. It consists of 43 pages. The author of the archery manuscript…

Typology of shamshir hilts

Miloserdov D. Abstract: The article describes the Persian sabre “shamshir” dated by the end of 18th – the beginning of 20th. The author highlights the characteristic features of the “classic” shamshir: long blade curved substantially has a lenticular or flat cross-section, a simple hilt with an offset pommel and two lengthy quillons. The article shows…