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The term Orient includes the countries of the Near, Middle and Far East. These are the Asian states and states of North Africa. In our e-shop you will find many different products inspired by things which were used by people in ancient times in these regions. We offer Persian or Arab sabres, Turkish helmets, Persian armour, and costumes for belly dancers, etc. Let yourself inspire by the old times of oriental countries.
When you say "Orient", you will probably imagine warm starry nights, a tempting smell of spices, rice dishes, women veiled in scarves, belly dancers, tea ceremonies, tropical fruits, opium smoking, beautifully woven carpets or majestic mosques. Women do not have a simple life in these countries, but we are still fascinated by the Orient. We are enchanted by spiritual thinking of people from the Near, Middle and Far East. We are interested in Buddhism, Zen, Shinto, yoga, shiatsu massage, acupuncture, acupressure, reiki and tai-chi.
The Near East includes the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding states of south-western Asia and north-eastern Africa. The Middle East is the general term for closer indeterminate states of South Asia. Far East includes the countries of Eastern and South-eastern Asia. As the ancient Near East we called ancient civilization from the 4th millennium BC to the 7th century AD: Palestine, Syria, Phoenicia, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, the Iranian Highlands, ancient Egypt and Arabia.
Arabia is an Asian country, which takes a substantial part of the Arabian Peninsula. The Islamic religion dominates there. It was founded by Muhammad in the 7th century right in Arabia. Every Muslim should go on the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in his/her life. Mecca is also part of Arabia. The Arabs devote a big attention to music, dance and poetry in their culture. Arab men wear long clothing and a headgear - kufiya. Women are shrouded in hijab and niqab.
In the case of hand-forged blades, our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it by hand on the anvil or under the drop hammer. The steel gets more solid (denser) by forging. In the case of industrially rolled spring steel blades, the sheets of steel plate is cut to strips under drop snips, then ground or milled and immediately forged into the annealing furnace and oil-quenched. The properties of both kinds of steels are not very different, since industrial rolling is already very good! On forged blades are usually blacksmith marks, which give them an authentic and unique look.