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Old 13th January 2018, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default A strange pesh kabz

Hello everyone,

all the best wishes for this new year ! Happy to begin this year with you.

I've recently find this pesh kabz (not really sure). I don't honestly what thinking about the beginning of the blade, I found really strange the bites.

So I ask you what do you think it could be ? An old restauration works ? A poor quality works from the blacksmith ? Or maybe something else ?

To me it's the mark of an old restauration. I don't think about a poor works because the blade looks damascus (isn't it?) !

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Old 13th January 2018, 03:09 PM   #2
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The pitting looks like the effect of old rust resulting from that area previously being covered with some decorative metal. The handle has likely been replaced on this one IMHO.

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Old 13th January 2018, 07:27 PM   #3
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Oh yes for sure the handle has been replaced, this is why I was thinking to a restauration work !
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Old 13th January 2018, 07:40 PM   #4
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Interesting that this item has a very similar profile to mine posted here

My thoughts on the pitting are that it could have been caused by rust that formed where the wood of the sheath may have trapped moisture against the blade. Although much of the hilt is covered by the sheath, it tightens against the blade right where yours shows pitting. If someone has since polished away the rust, it may well look like your example.
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Old 13th January 2018, 08:04 PM   #5
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I agree that there is a lot of pitting, and that it does look like someone has "painted" (?) over the active rust.

When I restore pieces with this type of pitting, I try to get down as much as possible, but know that there will always be a certain amount of pitting left. The reason is that if you remove all of the pitting, there might not be much of a blade left or the blade will be too thin to be useful depending on how deep the pitting goes.
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Old 24th January 2018, 09:48 AM   #6
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I agree that there is a lot of pitting, and that it does look like someone has "painted" (?) over the active rust.

When I restore pieces with this type of pitting, I try to get down as much as possible, but know that there will always be a certain amount of pitting left. The reason is that if you remove all of the pitting, there might not be much of a blade left or the blade will be too thin to be useful depending on how deep the pitting goes.


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