Very Fine Sword from Bhutan - 14252

From our private collection we offer for sale this very fine sword from Bhutan. Second half of the 19 C. Single edge 27 1/2 inches long blade, forged from laminated steel in the pattern known as Hairpin Folding. The folded layers can be clearly seen on the blade. A similar laminated steel is also used in the Tibetan Ke-Tri long swords. The grip is wood bound with twisted silver wires with steel pommel decorated with gold inlay. Whole silver heavy scabbard over wood finely chased. A very fine sword - One of the best of this kind we have seen.