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    Default Symbols etched in Heiffor blades?

    I wonder if anyone out there could shed light on the meaning of these symbols? Thanks!
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    It's obviously a treasure map...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekC View Post
    It's obviously a treasure map...
    Yeah, I was thinking like the key to the pyramids or something! Looks Arabic or Indian??? Hell, I am from Texas! No Idea!!

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    I think they are UFO's. Now we know where the idea for the straight razor came from.
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    I've lost this dang post three times now, so I'm going to send it then edit it!

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    Heiffor was a Scottish blade maker. Everything I've seen from him was marked with these markings. I think they are Celtic. Here's what I think they are from left to right:

    1. d which makes the dhay sound or a lenited d which makes the dh sound
    2. o which makes the oh sound
    3. m which makes the emm sound
    4. d which makes the dhay sound
    5. i which makes the ee sound
    6. I think either t which makes the thay sound, or a lenited t which makes the th sound.
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    Actually, I have looked at another blade on a different site. I believe that there are only 4 letters, flanked by two designs of some kind in Heiffor's mark. It might be d, o, m, dh. I guess that word would be dhay-oh-emm-dh? That's as far as I can get. I need sleep. Fun searching though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Yeah, I was thinking like the key to the pyramids or something! Looks Arabic or Indian??? Hell, I am from Texas! No Idea!!
    Definitely not Arabic, and I thought maybe Hindi at first too, but Hindi is written with the letters "hanging" from the baseline, not above it, and are much more curly que-ish in appearance, so it's not that either.

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    I think they are Celtic.
    It's very possible.

    Alex Ts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    It's very possible.

    Wow! You are saying that it is John Heiffor in Celtic? Man! that is good to know! Thanks, Manah!!!

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