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Old 12th October 2017, 12:30 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Laowang
Impossible to say with any certainty, I think.

The type form is common enough that judging from the wear it is most likely an old blade. It's not a rare enough form to bother forging and then artificially aging.
If you asked me, I would say old blade, Sumatran origin, original length, but that's a gut feel, not an assessment with any evidence behind it.

I would agree with the same precautions, attached is an old Sumatrese blade with a leaf shape and bulged section.
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