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Old 8th June 2016, 11:46 PM   #4
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Spanish colonial would be as good a guess as any. It is from the right area and era. Likewise, Span colonial pieces could be incredibly primitive and rudimentary due to their isolation in the New World. The raised bar is definitely odd, rather like a bolster to pierce armor. Without a socket (assuming one didn't break off? Do you see signs of such?), it looks like a parrying dagger/sword as made by a blacksmith. Interesting piece!
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