A fine and high quality bronze hilted Sosun Patta that remains in outstanding condition.
Sosun Patta, also written as Sosun Pattah, Sousson Pata.
The bronze hilt has a large Makara head pommel, similar Makara headed quillon ends and the knuckle guard also ends in a Makara head. Although rubbed with age, there is still evidence in a number of places showing quality engraving on this hilt, one can only imagine how fine this hilt would have looked in it's heyday.
Overall the sword is 88cms from tip to tip with a 72cm blade of outstanding form and quality.
The stunning pattern welded blade has a long forte that leads into a triple fullering arrangement that terminates in stylised parrot heads.
There is remnants of gold sitting within the Devanagari script beyond the forte and also within some scrolling near the "parrot" heads of the fullers.
A deep "V" fuller runs the length of the spine until it reaches the false edge approx 20cms from the tip. Found in this "V" fuller is a long row of fine chevrons.
A very rare Hindu Sosun Patta from the mid 18th century and an exceptionally well balanced and razor sharp fighting sword.