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Old 7th January 2005, 11:26 PM   #25
tom hyle
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Houston, TX, USA
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I think this falls mostly under "decoration", and is by no means cosntant, but there is the tiny guard and the flared, closed end-cap (rather than the plainer cilyndrical or cup shaped ferule). These two features are far from universal on the higher status dha, but I think are unseen on the rural style, which likewise is, in my experience, also otherwise plain.
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