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Fine 19th C. Indian Hindu Khulah Khud Helmet

( ID: ia956 )

A fine 19th C. Indian khulah khud helmet with a stamped Devanagari armory mark number.  The extra attachment of patterned ganga jamun chainmail is likely later to the helmet. The nasal fits up with an interesting design of a small spring-like protrusion of steel from the nasal. The design reminds one of earlier Bikaner armory work but is certainly of the 19th C. though the weight and construction are indicative of a helmet that could withstand serious use.

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