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And on the 8th day of the Swordvent Calendar, we focus on a style rather than a region. These pieces are both Indian with one coming from the South West of India and one coming from the North of India but they have a defining characteristic of having chemically darkened steel hilts.


This is a feature I have always loved, the older South Indian piece is just pleasantly blackened whilst the 19th-century piece has the remains of silver work on making me believe that the blackening was a nice contrast to a silver overlaid plating. 


Both of these pieces have been significantly reduced! 

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