Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Germany, Dortmund
Originally Posted by Ian
I have attached a museum picture from that site that shows corvos from the War of the Pacific (dated 1880), including several general purpose examples. The pictures show that the dorsal- and central-oriented tangs, and the two types of bolsters you describe, were coexistent at the time of the War of the Pacific. It's possible that central tangs are more common today but they don't seem to have originated more recently than the dorsal tangs.
I've hoped you join in! And yes, you show the counterevidence.
But I still think that the one inquestion is an early example, what you think?