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Old 23rd April 2021, 01:05 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by JoeCanada42
I could venture to polish the blade, and then learn to etch it, would a Damascus pattern likely be underneath? or maybe a 1% chance wootz?
Donít bother. Caucasian blades are almost never damascus: too expensive and time consuming. The only exception where pattern - welding was relatively frequent are kindjals coming from Guria. And this is not a Gurian one.
And wootz .... forget about it. The last master who (rarely) forged wootz blades from Indian ingots was Geurk Elizarov , and you kindjal is somewhere from late 19th century up to the WW2. They never made their own wootz ingots.
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