Originally Posted by Richard Furrer
Jens, On that Khanjar with a nilgai head....can you show a larger photo of the weld junction between the body of the blade and the tip?
I have several 1900's all metal daggers with ram heads and modern stone carved handles with many animals...not really worth showing you lot.
I do not think there is any weld between the body of the blade and the tip. The discoloration at the tip is because of differential heat treatment.
I have several wootz blades and a fair share of them have this kind of discolorations.