Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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.