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Old 21st February 2013, 03:03 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Salaams Iain... European blades certainly did get fitted up to Yemeni hilts absolutely agreed but not (I suspect) the type of straight broad virtually nonflexing long Yemeni blades on the foto below. I think these are Ottoman linked.

Huge difference in the geometry and fullers. I see what you are getting at, but one straight, single fuller pattern is not quite like another. Notice the thickness, profile, geometry of the edges, relative width of the fullers among many other factors.
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