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Excellent 18th C. Sri Lankan Kastane with beautiful carved grip

( ID: is699 )

KASTANE

18th C, Sri Lanka

Blade: Classical kastane with a short curved steel blade, better than the average mediocre quality.

Hilt: A nicely decorated dark horn hilt with a monster head pommel. The monster styled quillons the D guard and the langet are all steel. Good age patina on the blade and the grip.

Scabbard: Absent

Dimensions: Blade (linear length): 20” OAL: 24”

Condition:

Literature: See Pinchot (2014): Arms of the Paladins, p. 69, fig. 4-24 for a simple, generally unadorned, hilt of an earlier example.

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