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Old 11th November 2020, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default 16thC pala katar not

On the surface this could be a 16thC Pala Katar with out the frills of decoration made for combat. It is massive 13.5 inch by 3 inch blade. Weighs in at 2#10 oz. diamond shaped blade tip. lack of rivets was a clue but it see they didn't rivet blades then from other examples i found. it's weight and mass would make the M1 for a foot soldier. There are modern appearing welds showing so is it a repair? likely not but strong evidence of 20th or later century build. Your thoughts and perhaps a word of caution. Steve
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