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Old 20th February 2018, 07:02 PM   #15
kai
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Hello Roland,

The workmanship doesn't strike me as Chinese nor SE Asia.


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I think the symbols and number are added later.

The number is done very differently than the moon and "stars" - the latter might be old/genuine and point to Europe, indeed.

The number doesn't strike me as anything sensible to do to a working blade (with the outer margin of the first number coming close to the [hardened?] edge); thus, I'd go for a later addition (and musea as well as collectors are known to have done dumb things to their pieces)!

Regards,
Kai
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