Forged iron, 14 ¼” length along the curve. The center flanked by lines. Well forged with distinct lamination, Evidently layered from two sheets forge welded together. That technique, multiplex construction, has attracted some attention recently in the scholastic community. See our 97-1054, 97-1055, and FNS6717 for other examples. From the John Woodman Higgins Armor, Worcester, MA.