Originally Posted by Tatyana Dianova
Thanks everybody for the replies and opinions!
Tim: I have no clue what the yellow colour is and how was it made, sorry...
Detlef: I know it is quite a pain to remove the chrome, and in case of this sword it seems to be unnecessary.
Dennee: thank you for the expert opinion; I came to the same conclusion logically. It means that I can leave the blade as it is, and save me some heavy work
It would be interesting to to see other modern swords examples. I am glad to hear that the traditional skills are still alive in Bhutan!
I believe I had a quick look at this sword a while ago here in England.
I was and am of the opinion that it is recently made (entirely).
Even so, it seems to be rather well made and is certainly unusual.
I wouldn't change it at all, I wouldn't remove the plating or anything. I think it's worthy of a place in any collection as a finely made modern continuation of a traditional form.
Despite the plating, the other elements are very traditional and well executed.
Were it mine, I would concentrate on trying to identify (if possible) where these are being made and by whom.