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Old 30th January 2018, 02:06 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by fernando
That there are descriptions out there referencing XVI century Hungarian blades mounted with Ottoman hilts later in the XVIII century, it is a fact. Whether such descriptions are deceiving, may be another fact.
Marius you have a PM.

Yes, I know but...

"Hungarian" blades were called "Hungarian" because either were imported by the Ottomans from Hungary, or because they were engraved & sometimes mounted in Hungary.

It is somehow similar to how wootz has become known as "Damascus steel" but there is no single evidence that a even a single wootz blade was entirely made in Damascus... and almost all of them came from Persia with a few comming from India.

Has anybody seen a blade punched with a Hungarian smith's mark?!

Is there any evidence that a Hungarian smith mark ever existed?!
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