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Help with German abbreviations
#1
Salve....

I was looking through some sword data and saw the following abbreviations: Kl, Kb,  Al.

What do these mean?  I think the Kl is blade length, the Kb is the guard width or width at widest point?

Al....no idea....

Any help us appreciated...

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Paolo
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#2
I suppose that (without knowing the textual context) KL could be klingenlänge (blade length), KB could be Klingenbreite (blade width), AL no idea without seeing the tekst.
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Hello Robert,

Thank you for the reply. I noticed after I wrote the post that if I take the Kl and add the Al, it is the length of the whole sword. So, it appears that the Al is the tang.

Thanks again….
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