"Hi John, I use "numista" http://en.numista.com/ to identify old coins, which these are. I think this image is a bit blurry which makes it hard to help. I would try to take a sharper picture. Hope that helps. "
"Very beautiful work and lovely colours, John! It's a good job that you can restore such wonderful pieces. Congratulations. Most of the enamelled shashkas I have seen for sale were labelled "Kubachi". Is that indeed the only place…"
"Yes thank you it took me two weeks of oiling with hypodermic needle to remove the blade from rusting in the scabbard. That was one of the reasons I was able to buy it at a reasonable price from auction house in Germany. It was sold and returned and…"
"Yes it is. One side is st George and the other side is st Nicholas. My family is from Crete that's why I collect items from there including daggers, swords and really anything. One of the hardest items to find is the heart shaped chain slider…"
I have a whole post on this with pictures. I can send you some updates pictures since i cleaned up the belts. Let me know . Here is the direct link on here for the beginning of the discussion topic but again, i can send updated pictures as well. Let me know.