Very good south Indian Pattisa sword - 14121
Up for sale is this old and very rare sword, late 17 to early 18 C. The patissa shaped blade with a spatula tip is 33 inches long, 2 1/2 inches wide forged from very fine steel . The handle is whole steel, old Hindu style, with long reinforcement beautifuly engraved extension bars to hold the blade. Total length 37 inches. Very good condition to age. For a very similar sword, see P. S. Rawson The Indian Sword, Page 55, Fig. 14.