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#212992 03/17/2006 09:56 PM
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Here are some shots of the fake damascus Rohm SS Blade the I picked up last week with original invoice for $175.00 dated in 1987.

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Now this is a good copy. I don't have much experience in these types of blades but the only thing that stands out to me is the "line shape" of the blade. I think they should go down the length of the blade rather than across.

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The majority of the period ones you'll see have the figure "running down the blade" in the maidenhair pattern. I may have seen some in the rosebud pattern also but I don't remember for sure. Keep in mind also that this Reddick blade is an etched artificial damascus.
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If you look very carefully you will notice that the "Damascus" Pattern repeats about every 4th or 5th "eye" as you go down the blade. This is due to the Pattern being made with a template instead of the true folded welding. Even the "real" (period) Artificial Damascus does this but Reddicks makers were using a smaller Template than the period pieces. 3FL


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