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Old 26th August 2019, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default Please help me ID a blade from estate

Iím not very familiar and get blades from estate/property sales. Any idea what I have whether a real piece or novelty item? The blade appears to be real layered Damascus. Iíve seen real and replica Damascus before.
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Old 30th August 2019, 08:19 AM   #2
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looks Indian to me .
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Old 30th August 2019, 08:37 AM   #3
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A recently made Indian or Pakistani piece, perhaps from Rajastan or Lahor where a lot of this modern industry seems to reside.

Some of these modern pieces are quite well made, and many have elaborate silver koftgari work. These are made in sweat shops and the craftsmen/women get very little compensation. Some appear on eBay at exorbitant asking prices, as if they were 300 year-old antiques. Closely related to the modern manufactured ones is the dressing up of old blades with new decorations and fancy hilts (old or new). These marriages are also quite expensive for what they are.

The blade shown here is laminated ("watered") steel. It is not wootz (crucible) steel.

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Old 30th August 2019, 04:57 PM   #4
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Ian summed it up completely. I see these a lot for sale. No comparison to the originals.
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Old 30th August 2019, 08:34 PM   #5
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A tourist piece from India or Pakistan. Not worth much.
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Old 30th August 2019, 08:52 PM   #6
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But please stop the rust anyway - as it seems to be active.
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Old 1st September 2019, 03:21 AM   #7
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Personally, I think this thingie can rust away without any loss to the world heritage.
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