Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
I just wanted to add that the superb detail presented by Mahratt is excellent background into this tool/weapon of Afghanistan.
this guy wrote a book and devoted more than 40 pages to this topic, p. 392-435. He is THE expert.
I think it's a good proof to say that your Lohar is original and very similar in Stone's book.
About 'The handle and the back of the blade are inlaid with silver.
In fact it was probably the front as many arms are decorated on one side, the side exposed and not the back side.