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Old 23rd December 2020, 11:38 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
One cannot help but wonder if there a connection between those dusagge blades and these heavy bladed Indian 'tegha'. Note the 'sickle marks' on the blade of the dusagge and consider how often copies of these marks occur on Indian blades.
King Christian IV purchased a large number of German dussägge to arm Norwegian farmers. It’s not impossible that some might have found their way to India. The blades sometimes look very similar, even some fullered ones. The sickle/eyelash marks are associated with Genoa but later likely copied by smiths elsewhere, like Styria in my example.
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