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Old 16th February 2018, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Indo-persian spearhead patterned steel?

Hi,

So this is my first time posting. I'd just like an opinion on this spearhead I recently bought at auction. Overall length is 42cm and the socket appears to be brass with traces of silver(?). The blade has some patterning that I'd obviously like to think is wootz, but I'm also not too optimistic, because the workmanship seems a bit too rough in places.

Any suggestions would be welcome, thanks!
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Old 16th February 2018, 08:45 PM   #2
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It is certainly wootz, congratulations!
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Old 17th February 2018, 08:27 AM   #3
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Great to hear, thanks!
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Welcome!

Congratulations for this piece! Great and rare find.
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There was so much wootz produced in India, that even bladesmiths with less than stellar credentials used it.

Congratulations! Nice spearhead.
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Old 19th February 2018, 03:18 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the kind words!

Interesting, I never realised wootz was that common in India at the time.
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