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Old 26th January 2009, 01:21 AM   #7
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Hi Stephen,
if I had looked 'properly' at the original pictures....I would have realised the D.Peres sword picture was not of the original posted .....Its been a long day !

The fuller is as wide as the rather short tang with little or no shoulder, also, the tang seems as 'thick' as the remaining metal's 'thickness' between the fullers.....seems 'weak' to me....and probably not to the original sword's spec. (assuming this was a functional weapon, and not ceremonial/talismatic or a tourist piece)The tang looks like its formed from 'stock removal' rather than forged.

Regards David
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