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Old 2nd June 2019, 09:39 PM   #12
Jim McDougall
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Originally Posted by Norman McCormick
Hi Jim,
The muck in the hilt looks very much like hardened grease so this could be a possibility. The lenticular blade does not seem altogether unusual for swords of this type.
My Regards,

You may be right on the blade, all I can think of is those 'practice' blades, but those of course did not have a block ricasso.
You bring up great observations Norman....actually I think YOU are one of the knowledgeable guys here.
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