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Old 7th June 2021, 11:00 PM   #1
Yvain
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Default My first koummya

Hi everyone,



I never bought a koummya before, as most of those on the market were made for tourists and I'm often unsure whether I'm looking at an authentic one or not. However,
I couldn't pass this one for litteral pocket change, especially since I found it at the first flea market I went to after the lockdown!



It is in bad shape (I will take care of that) and I think it is a rather low grade one, but it seems to me that it was made for traditional use. Indeed, the blade, while simple, seems to be forged ; it also bears a mark at the forte (maybe imitative of European markings?). The wooden hilt is also heavily patinated, the side worn against the body being darker in color.



So what do you think? Good first koummya or did I fell in the old collector trap? 😁 Anyway, thanks in advance for your opinion!
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