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Fine 19th C. Indian Sindh or Oudh Bhuj (भुज) Axe Sword

Fine 19th C. Indian Sindh or Oudh Bhuj (भुज) Axe Sword

( ID: ia1239 )

A fine example of an early 19th C. bhuj or dagger axe.  This example is of a well known form of a very high level of quality with sculptural design in the form of an armed hunter lancing a tiger or other big cat.   The bhuj (Devanāgarī: भुज) is a type of knife or dagger from western India. It is commonly called an axe-knife, because the blade is fixed onto an axe-like haft. The weapon takes its name from the city of Bhuj in the Kachchh district of the state of Gujarat, where it is said to have originated The Bhuj is short, broad, stout, and heavy, with a mild curve. This...

Price: $3,600
Fine 18th C. Southern Indian Deccan Tribal Tabar Axe

Fine 18th C. Southern Indian Deccan Tribal Tabar Axe

( ID: ia928 )

A fine example of a known type that can be attributed to south India, possibly Tanjore or Mysore. This example has a finely forged and sculptural axehead inlaid with brass decoration.  The counter spike is finely formed with a scaled form and upswept square stepped form.  The handle is fine red wood mounted with brass rosettes and an iron reinforcing rod. Overall length is 22", axehead is 7" in length. ...

Price: $1,900