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Old 29th November 2019, 06:40 PM   #5
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Smeone once suggested to me mine may have once had a decorative cover of velvet. the bottom end of yours does not look like a walking stick end. It appears to be too short to be a walking stick, (fokos or ciupaga). the Hugarian/Polish/Russian areas fluctuated wildly back then, so it could be Russian I suppose. How long is it? I'd expect a walking stick/shepherd's axe cane to be in the range of 30-40 inches (76-101 cm.)with most in the upper half of that range. Could be wootz or bulat, could just be corrosion. would need a polish & etch to corroberate. that test may detract from the value...
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