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Old 4th May 2011, 02:32 AM   #8
dennee
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The Bhutanese are again making swords, including with traditional blades, and I have seen some up close (when I get a chance, I can get some photos off my other computer). The most difficult thing to produce and get right is the pierced work of the pommel. The modern ones I have seen seem to have sharper edges than the old ones. The reverse side, with the hexagons, is actually more regular than most old ones I have seen.

In all, this is likely all new work, but quite good and interesting and worth having.
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