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Old 16th August 2013, 10:44 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Emanuel
Very odd cutouts in the blade though. An unnecessary waste of material I think. This could be a more modern embellishment...

It is obviously not a practical blade. The cutouts may will hold a symbolic meaning and purpose. Not really a waste of materials as i would image that a smith would not throw iron away rather than reforge it.
I don't think these cutouts were added later. It seems the original design to me.
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