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Persian Fire and Steel: Historical Firearms of Iran 2

The book describes the history of historical firearms of Iran and shows 112 exceptional items of Persian firearms.

Persian Fire and Steel: Historical Firearms of Iran 2

The book describes the history of historical firearms of Iran and shows 112 exceptional items of Persian firearms.

€9,885
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 14 2017 9:10 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 14, 2017
 

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    Small postcard Version 1

    A small postcard signed by the author. It shows a painting from a Safavid period manuscript on casting bronze cannons. It shows a cannon mold on top of the foundry fastened with bricks and cement to a crossbeam supported by two [upright] posts fixed at the sides of the mold (picture on the left). On the right side you see a bronze cannon from the Military Museum of Tehran in Sa'ad Abad Palace Museum.

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    Small postcard Version 2

    A small postcard signed by the author. It shows two paintings from a manuscript titled "Resālei dar Fešang" [Treatise on Rockets] written by Mohammad Rezā Tabrizi who was a mohandesbāši (head of engineering units). The manuscript was written in 1256 Hijra, which is 1840 C.E. The paintings here show Plate seven Figures 1 and 2 show shooting rockets from different types of batteries for destroying fortification, etc.

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    Small postcard version 3

    A small postcard signed by the author. From top to down: a) A matchlock musket with a pattern-welded steel barrel (catalog number 12), b) a flintlock musket with a pattern-welded steel barrel (catalog number 36) and c) a percussion cap gun of Nāssereldin Shāh Qājār (1848-1896 C.E.) with an inscription on the barrel Yā Heydar Amir Al Momenen Madad ﻴﺍﺣﻳﺪﺮﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻠﻤﻮﻣﻧﻳﻥﻣﺪﺪ (Oh Hedar [lion] the leader of believers help) (catalog number 61).

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    Large postcard

    A large postcard signed by the author. Right top: The mouth of the barrel of a Persian matchlock musket decorated with raised gold-inlaid floral design from the period of Shah Abbas period (catalog number 2); right middle: an 18th-century Persian flintlock musket (catalog number 38); 3) right bottom: barrel mouth of a Persian matchlock musket with raised gold-inlaid floral design (catalog number 25); 4) left top: the pattern-welded steel barrel of a Persian flintlock musket (catalog number 38); 5) left middle: barrel of a Persian matchlock musket made of pattern-welded steel (catalog number 6) left bottom: barrel made of welded steel of a Persian flintlock musket with gold-inlaid inscriptions in Persian “Keep away from me oh the enemy as I have fire in my mouth I am not afraid of the enemy as I have the iron in my mouth”.

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    Pen version 1

    A pen with a picture of a Persian percussion cap pistol. It has a barrel made of welded steel and has a gilded punched maker’s maker Hāj Mostafā .ﺣﺍﺝﻤﺼﻁﻔﻰ and a gilded testing mark of emtehān ﺍﻣﺘﺤﺍﻦ (tested/proved) mark (catalog number 80).

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    Pen version 2

    A pen with a picture of a percussion cap wall musket with a barrel made of pattern-welded steel and a maker’s mark Amal-e Musā ﻣﻞﻣﻮﺳﻰ (The work of Musā) on the barrel; there is also a chiseled maker’s mark Amal-e Hosseyn ﻋﻣﻞﺣﺴﻳﻦ (The work of Hosseyn) on the percussion plate set in chiseled floral design (catalog number 55).

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    Mug with Persian rocketeers

    A mug showing Persian rocketeers on horseback from a Persian manual on rockets. There are two paintings from a manuscript titled "Resālei dar Fešang" [Treatise on Rockets] written by Mohammad Rezā Tabrizi who was a mohandesbāši (head of engineering units). The manuscript was written in 1256 Hijra, which is 1840 C.E. This plate one which shows the preparation of rocket cavalry.

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    Mug with pattern-welded steel

    Mug showing Persian pattern-welded steel. (left) the pattern-welded steel barrel of a Persian flintlock musket (catalog number 38); (middle) barrel of a Persian matchlock musket made of pattern-welded steel (catalog number 6) and (right) gold-overlaid mouth of a barrel of a Persian matchlock gun from Shah Abbas period (catalog number 1).

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    Mug with a percussion cap musket

    Mug showing a Persian percussion cap musket. It has a barrel made of welded steel. The gold-inlaid inscriptions on the barrel read Amal-e Musā ﻋﻤﻞﻤﻮﺴﻰ (The work of Musa); the name Hosseyn ﺣﺳﻳﻦ is chiseled on the lock plate who was the lock maker.

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    Mug with fireworks

    Mug showing Persian fireworks from a Qajar-period manual. These paintings are from a very interesting Qājār -period manuscript titled Resāle-ye Qurxāne [Treatise on Arsenal] that is written by Mohammad Bāqer Tabrizi in 1257 hijra (1841 C.E.). The paintings show: a) Flame-throwing tree, b) water tree and c) an Octagram wheel tree with four holes.

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    Mug with different lock systems

    Mug showing Persian matchlock, flintlock and percussion cap systems. a) The matclock is from a Safavid-period musket with a maker’s mark Amal-e Kučak Ali Tofiq ﻋﻤﻞﻜﻮﭼﮏﻋﻠﻰﺗﻮﻓﻴﻕ (The work of Kučak Ali Tofiq) (catalog number 21); b) the flintlock is from an 18th-century Persian flintlock musket (catalog number 41), and c) the percussion cap lock (catalog number 54).

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    Puzzle with steel patterns

    Puzzle showing Persian crucible steel and welded steel patterns (266 pieces; size: 30 cm x 45 cm):
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    1) and 2) two top pictures show patterned crucible steel blades of shamshirs with inlaid marks "Amal-e Assadollah" (work of Assadollah) and "Bande-ye Shah Velayat Abbas" (The servant of the king of trusteeship, Abbas)
    3) Pattern of a barrel made of welded steel of a flintlock musket (cat 28),
    4) Pattern of a barrel made of welded steel of a flintlock musket (cat 31),
    5) Pattern of a barrel made of welded steel of a flintlock musket (cat 38),
    Right (top - down):
    6) Pattern of a barrel made of welded steel of a flintlock musket (cat 33),
    7) Welded steel barrel of a Persian matchlock musket (catalog number 21),
    8) Patterned crucible steel on a Persian tabarzin in Central Asian mounts,
    9) Pattern of a barrel made of welded steel of a flintlock musket (cat 39).

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    A frame with lions with steel patterns

    A small frame with images of lions showing crucible and welded steel patterns by the artist a.line. Each image of a lion represents a pattern of welded steel shown on the barrels of historical Persian firearms or selected patterns of crucible steel shown on Persian sabers and axes. Each frame is made individually by hand and unique. The background of lions is made of leather. There is a limited edition of 40 for this frame. Each frame will be signed and numbered by a.line individually. Size: 10 cm x 15 cm

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    A frame with elephants in steel patterns

    A medium frame with images of elephants showing crucible and welded steel patterns by the artist a.line. Each image of an elephant represents a pattern of welded steel shown on the barrels of historical Persian firearms or selected patterns of crucible steel shown on Persian sabers and axes. Each frame is made individually by hand and unique. The background of elephants is made of leather. There is a limited edition of 40 for this frame. Each frame will be signed and numbered by a.line individually. Size: 20 cm x 20 cm

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    Fire and Steel!

    You will receive a signed copy of the book when it is printed; additionally, you will also receive a copy of "Arms and Armor from Iran".

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    The Persian Arms Collection

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    A Full Library

    You will receive a signed copy of the book when it is printed; additionally, you will also receive a copy each of "Arms and Armor from Iran", "Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran" and "Persian Archery and Swordsmanship".

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    You will receive a signed copy of the book when it is printed. You will also receive a copy each of "Arms and Armor from Iran", "Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran" and "Persian Archery and Swordsmanship". In addition, we will also print our thanks to you and a special dedication for you in each and every copy of Persian Fire and Steel!

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