Heavy 19 C Khanda Sword

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Origin: India

Date: Late 19 C.


Indian Khanda swords refers to several long straight swords from India well known from the 17 C. and may be earlier. All Khanda swords share similar heavy straight blade widening at the tip, a basket style handle and a long pommel spike. Blades are double edged with one edge reinforced with long steel strips on both faces and with a similar shorter strips on the other edge. The widened tip of the Khanda increases the weight of the blade and make the sword more suitable for slashing rather than stabbing.

The Khanda sword offered here is a late 19 C. sword of typical shape. The blade is etched in a delicate pattern imitating watered steel pattern. The reinforcement  steel strips of the blade are densely inlaid with gold koftgari work and so is the basket hilt and the pommel spike, The padded basket cushion and the grip is covered  with velvet fabric.

Blade 28 inches (72 cm) long, 2 1/2 inches (6 1/2 cm) wide at the tip. Total length 37 inches (94 cm). Very good condition. No scabbard. Authentic and rare late 19 C. sword.



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