Lead Moderator European Armoury
Join Date: Dec 2004
Too bad it didn't have a ferule !
Thank you all for the help. Most impressed by Tom's technical aproach'es. Things now make more sense, and i re tuned my eyes accordingly. Indeed the blade's texture alters its aspect in the first couple (or two) inches. Also looking at the tang, through the grip broken part, one can see it looks iron flat, no texture. Further we can notice, looking at the spine, a certain hump in its profile in that area. It's nice to ear this piece is in principle a whole original mount and actually an ancient one ... and which was bought for a humble price, in a humble place.