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?!