This detail photograph is from the opposite face of the blade to that pictured in the overall view; the tip is to the right. The pattern-welded structure of this blade has been highlighted by corrosion revealing four bands of alternating twisted and straight segments in unison; twisted segments are shown at either end of the photograph and a straight segment is seen in the center. The curved, as opposed to diagonal straight (herringbone) pattern indicates that some degree of grinding was involved in the fabrication of the central shallowly fullered area (see also the section on pattern-welding).

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