- Dated: 19th century
- Place of Origin: India
- Measurements: overall length: 35.5in (900mm). Blade length: 30.5in (775mm)
The steel hilt is profusely covered with thick gold Koftgari designs, with every face of the hilt having Indian inscriptions, which are believed to be in the Sanskrit language, and are likely to be Hindu “Shloka’s” or Religious Mantra’s. The blade is forged from Indian Pattern Welded Damascus steel – sometimes referred to as ‘Birds eye’. The original (or very old) scabbard is red velvet, with a cord to keep the sword in the scabbard. The amount of inscriptions is highly unusual – usually, on these types of swords there are a few words on the pommel disk – so this is a very rare find.
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