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Old 2nd April 2010, 04:20 PM   #6
tom hyle
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Houston, TX, USA
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The large round mark seems to be hotstruck, while the rest seems to have been engraved cold? This is reminiscent of Mexican fighting machetes and bowies, where the maker's mark is struck hot with a stamp, and the illustrations and mottos are engraved.
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