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Old 12th October 2019, 03:47 AM   #27
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What was meant there by highly decorated?
There are many ways besides wall-to-wall etching to decorate a blade.

How different in heft and sturdiness were these swords?
The Qajar era Revival swords usually had thin flat blades without even a T, resembling sheet metal ( no fullers, no midrib). Many ( like this one) imitated Ottoman Palas without being graciously contoured.
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