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Old 12th July 2020, 05:43 PM   #6
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BobA- the blade was in this condition when I acquired the Barung. I polished and etched the blades tip.

Ian and Battara- a hit from a cannon ball (shrapnel?), never entered my mind, if true, itís amazing how it survived.

IP- Whether the furniture was original to the blade or not, itís up to anyoneís guess. Iím assuming that itís original.

I canít see a reason for re-hilting and housing it in a scabbard of this type for a heavily damaged blade. Iím thinking that the blades tip wasnít completely broken off just heavily fractured and re-welded. The scabbards upper left appendage has been restored, the difference in the color is apparent in the photo. The rattan wrapping is current as well.
Thanks for you input guys.
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