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Old 12th June 2024, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default Why does this finely made khyber knife have an incomplete fuller?

This is a khyber knife made for a wealthy client, great effort was made to ensure it looks aesthetically pleasing, however why is the fuller incomplete? Surely a smith who put so much detail in other areas could afford to make the fuller meet and not be split in two, especially if this was made for a wealthy client.

Even lesser khybers have a complete fuller. Perhaps this was negligence on the smiths part?
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Old 13th June 2024, 08:43 PM   #2
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I'd guess overpolishing in that specific area for some reason? Perhaps there was a forging flaw on both sides that had to be removed. There honestly, typically, isn't much value you can expect to glean from idiosyncrasies in antiques. 9/10 times the answer to "why does this (idiosyncrasy) exist?" is "it just does"; it's hard to say much more since we can't personally ask the artisans responsible for producing the item.

Again though, I'd imagine it has something to do with excessive polishing/grinding in that particular spot.
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Old 13th June 2024, 10:22 PM   #3
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I'd guess overpolishing in that specific area for some reason? Perhaps there was a forging flaw on both sides that had to be removed. There honestly, typically, isn't much value you can expect to glean from idiosyncrasies in antiques. 9/10 times the answer to "why does this (idiosyncrasy) exist?" is "it just does"; it's hard to say much more since we can't personally ask the artisans responsible for producing the item.

Again though, I'd imagine it has something to do with excessive polishing/grinding in that particular spot.
Agree complete with your comment Nihl! Another reason could be grinded/polished away corrosion!
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Old 18th June 2024, 02:47 AM   #4
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Agree complete with your comment Nihl! Another reason could be grinded/polished away corrosion!
It is curious the ground away area is next to the gold - does the blade show a declivity at that location, or just at the fuller?
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