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Old 6th June 2021, 03:30 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by mariusgmioc View Post
I cannot say anything about the markings on your khanda.
However, yours appears to be a very old one and I wouldn't be surprised if it has a wootz blade.
The examples in the book are much more recent, late 19th-early 20th century, made almost exclusively for the European market. Only the first one on the left may be older.
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Thank you Marius,
Yes I think it is most probably an older Khanda. As far as the blade being wootz, becauce it has an overall nice dark age patina I would not want to polish that and spoil it.
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