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Old 22nd August 2016, 09:38 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by ariel
Yes, Indo-Persian Khanjar.
The handle is old, with spots of rust, tarnish and pitting.
The blade, however, is pristine and the wootz pattern is very similar to modern Indian examples.
There is some black mastique oozing from the slit in the handle. Epoxy?
Where did you get it from?
I am sorry for my paranoid remarks, but that's IMHO.
If anything was new I would say the handle is and the blade is old and refitted to the handle, I see no signs of wear on the edges of the handle.
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