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Old 1st October 2008, 08:09 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
On the curious cleft pommel, any ideas? I'm sure its again either vestigial or decorative, but it would be interesting to hear thoughts or references on this feature.


Jim



Hi Jim and Manolo ,
I too am curious....it reminds me of the 'eared pommels' on a number of Eastern swords/daggers, it would help grip...so perhaps just functional ?

Regards David
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