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    Probably leave it now. Up on display

    Probably leave it now. Up on display
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    Gene, sorry I probably didn't make myself clear....

    Gene, sorry I probably didn't make myself clear. The pictures I've posted show the blade after I applied a dilute solution of FeCl and then a little polish. The pattern became clearer but did not...
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    Thanks Gene, I think it's a nice sword as well....

    Thanks Gene, I think it's a nice sword as well. The FeCl has enhanced the pattern a little but I tried it on the steel parts of the hilt and apart from darkening it, no pattern showed up. I guess...
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    Sham wootz?, interesting. Some more pics, hope...

    Sham wootz?, interesting. Some more pics, hope they help. I cannot see signs of any welds on the blade. How deeply is sham wootz etched? As I said buI would have thought applying Ferric Chloride...
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    Thanks Gene. I'm pretty sure it's just simple...

    Thanks Gene. I'm pretty sure it's just simple pattern welding, certainly not an example of the intricate and beautiful patterns you often see on modern knives. I think this is just a fairly random...
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    Indo Persian Shamshir

    Another addition to my collection. This one purchased at auction. It was described as a scimitar, I hope I am right to call it a shamshir.

    Catalogue description:
    Early 19th c Indo Persian...
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