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Old 23rd June 2021, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default What do I have? Wootz Kard?

Hello All

This isn't in my normal area of collecting, but it wasn't expensive, so this sharp point came to live with me today.
I'm not 100% positive, but I believe this is wootz. I believe I can see the "crack" in the spine of the blade as well.
I think maybe this was originally a Persian kard that was later remounted to it's present form. I also the blade may have originally had a collar at the base, which is why there's some discoloration there now.

What do people think? Am I totally off base?

Any thoughts/comments welcome.

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Leif
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Old 24th June 2021, 04:58 PM   #2
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It does look like wootz to me from the pictures - nice old blade.

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Old 29th June 2021, 04:24 PM   #3
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It does look like wootz to me from the pictures - nice old blade.
Thank you sir!

Any comments on the mountings or sheath?

Have fun,
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Old 30th June 2021, 01:27 AM   #4
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Hi Rafngard,

The eighth photo (the real close-up of the blade) appears to show texture. If that is correct, I would suspect that the blade has an acid etched pattern. I have an acid etched kard so I know that it was sometimes done.

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Old 30th June 2021, 02:47 AM   #5
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Rob if it weren't for the close ups I'd agree with you. But the close ups show a definite wootz, and a nice one at that.
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Old 30th June 2021, 06:09 AM   #6
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It appears to be an old wootz kard blade re-mounted.

I believe that neither the scales nor the scabbard are the original. Possibly also the tang is a replacement.

However, the knife is in very poor condition needs some care... badly.
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