Tashjian cymbal?

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Tashian? Went looking on line to find something on this and couldn't find anything. Doesn't show up on Rob Scott's UFIP/Italian cymbal makers' page.

Somewhat similar to the early Pasha's with the golf ball like hammer marks. "A. Tashjian" inked under the bell. At least that's what it looks like to me. Similar to how the "XE Ajaha's" are scripted.
Read somewhere that Kashian, Pasha, and Ajaha may have all been made under the same roof....the same way....just for different USA drum companies. The small but tall bell on this one suggests "Klatu, Klatu."
I'd say a 40's/50's cymbal rather than 60's to 80's. 17" heavy. Approx 3-3/4" bell. Don't know the weight yet.

Wait a minute. Is this a Kashian? Kashjian? I should know what "script K" looks like as I had to write those every day for years back in grade school in the 60's.

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Cool! Love seeing new things cymbal-related. Definitely Italian to my eyes. Is it heavy?
I won't know the weight until tomorrow. Seller called it a heavy ride. So I'd guess 1500 gm or more. I did buy it just based on the look and description.
 

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Ha - I had one exactly like that eons ago. Same signature, same hammering, same bell shape. Mine was 16" and had a grommet installed so one of a pair or marching/orchestral cymbals. Only stamp I could find was a crescent moon with star.
Bought here in Austria on a flea market almost 40 years ago. Can´t remember what happened to it...
It was very heavy and absolutely uncrashable - but it had a really cool ride sound, very much a SCDR vibe. Sounded much bigger than it was.
 

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Ha - I had one exactly like that eons ago. Same signature, same hammering, same bell shape. Mine was 16" and had a grommet installed so one of a pair or marching/orchestral cymbals. Only stamp I could find was a crescent moon with star.
Bought here in Austria on a flea market almost 40 years ago. Can´t remember what happened to it...
It was very heavy and absolutely uncrashable - but it had a really cool ride sound, very much a SCDR vibe. Sounded much bigger than it was.

That's sort of line with how the seller described it. Almost mono-tonal with not much sustain......and dry.
 

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Just found out the weight on that man hole cover............2000 gm......or roughly equivalent to 2300 gm for an 18". Definitely uncrashable. Hopefully, it has at least a decent ride ping.
 

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Maybe some cheap hats that can go with the Kashjian. Per the seller these are unmarked. They have a 60's or earlier type of Pasha or similar Italian look. For $49 delivered it seemed worth the gamble.
The green spot on the reverse of the darker one at 5:00 is usually seen on 70's or older B20 cymbals. I think that tipped the scales for me. They measure 13-1/4" which is not often seen in modern cymbals.


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Maybe some cheap hats that can go with the Kashjian. Per the seller these are unmarked. They have a 60's or earlier type of Pasha or similar Italian look. For $49 delivered it seemed worth the gamble.
The green spot on the reverse of the darker one at 5:00 is usually seen on 70's or older B20 cymbals. I think that tipped the scales for me. They measure 13-1/4" which is not often seen in modern cymbals.


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When you get them can you take a closer pic of the green spot? Is it some sort of stamp?
 


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