Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Both sides identical.
Much more luxurious examples are often identified as “ Hungarian magnate”. This one is too simple for that, so I downgraded it to neighboring Balkans.
I got a pm from a knowledgeable person suggesting that virtually all is Persian.
Overall, it’s like adopting a mutt: looks like a smaller version of a German Shepherd, but not quite.
This sword was made to represent an Ottoman Pala, but whether its grandma was a chihuahua and great grandpa a mix of a spaniel and bullmastiff will forever remain a mystery.