Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
The blade on the exhibit could be a straight Solingen ...imported then bent into a curve.
That would require re-tempering the blade and is utterly inconsistent with the characteristics of the blade.
This blade was obviously forged in the shape seen here. A lovely piece Martin, I agree this seems to be part of a subset of shorter curved blades. I find the thickness of the blade quite attractive an obviously well made and old item. The sketch of the king's sword seems to follow a similar profile, a pity the blade is not seen in the illustration.