Luristan Project - Large Pictures

We start with a picture taking right after cutting the sword:
 
Luristan sword project
You see how the sword was constructed. You also see the supreme workmanship for the visible parts and the sloppy workmanship in the invisible regions. You also see a lot of very large (because they are visible) inclusions in the iron.
The parallel "lines" reflect a certain waviness of the cut and are not features of the sword
Source: Luristan project; see link to text
 
Same thing once more, just at higher magnification for parts of the sword. You can see the details of the construction.
 
Source: Luristan project; see link to text
 
Now to the Nital etching on the as-cut surface, The first picture is of middle size, the next one is huge.
 
Note the curving of the white striation structure, e.g. in the right head.
Source: Luristan project; see link to text
 
 
Source: Luristan project; see link to text
 
Here is what you find in the large defect zone of the hilt. Probably fayalite crystals - but this is only a guess.
 
Source: Luristan project; see link to text
 

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