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Old 25th April 2019, 01:31 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Victrix
Wow, thatís a beauty! Where do you find them all?! The scabbard parts look good as well.

Are you comfortable with the provenance of the first sword? The patina looks different (more rusty brown?) compared to the others. Interesting you mentioned the lesser curvature. The Turkish pala are similarly fairly straight until just before the yelman where the tip twists at a sharp angle. I was thinking the first sword could be more Southern Balkan in origin (Serbia, Bulgaria) where the Turkish influence may have had a stronger influence? Also Iím not very familiar with Byzantine swords. But this does not explain the absence of langets on the crossguard.

It's just rusty metal (sword needs some cleaning). If I'm not mistaken it was found somewhere nearby the former Moldova principality. Hope to get more detailed information.I also hope that it will be possible to identify the marking.
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