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Exceptional 18th C. Hindu Khanda Sword with chiseled Tanjore hilt and wootz blade

( ID: is1046 )

A rare 18th C. Indian khanda. This example has a straight 30 inch double edged blade of dark, watered steel having typical reinforcing plates formed with lappet-shaped panels decorated with gold koftgari. Heavy steel hilt of familiar form with pierced languets, robust quillon tips, bilobate guard, broad knucklebow and wheel pommel with long, downturned 'stem', all with pierced beaded rims and decorated with gold koftgari florals.

Grip retains the heavily worn red velour covering.  Overall length is 36"

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