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Old 21st December 2020, 09:03 AM   #1
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Should be grateful for opinions about this dagger. Anything at all...
Sorry for terrible pictures but I do not have it in my own hands so I can not take my own pictures.
Lenght around 25 cm.

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Old 21st December 2020, 09:23 AM   #2
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Hello,
seems to be a typical recent reproduction from India.
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Old 21st December 2020, 11:42 AM   #3
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seems to be a typical recent reproduction from India.
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Old 21st December 2020, 11:54 AM   #4
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Thank you, guys!
I expected this but wanted to be sure and now I will tell my friend about it.

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Old 21st December 2020, 01:12 PM   #5
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I've wondered about Indian reproductions. Are many of these old blades with new fittings? Or is everything new and the blades are a mechanical damascus made to resemble wootz?
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Old 21st December 2020, 01:19 PM   #6
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Yes, everything is new and the blades are made of mechanical damascus, often rose damascus.
Decorative but not really collectable.
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Old 22nd December 2020, 05:19 AM   #7
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Quite often, they are a marriage of an old blade and a new garish handle or vice versa.
India is still full of old junk and,- occasionally,- old masterpieces.
Just now, a combination sword with a glorious 16-17 century handle with virtually intact gilding but with a munition grade 19 century blade was sold for $9,500 + 25% auction fee.

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