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A good rare Indian sword
18th century or earlier
Hindu Patissa
Khanda with early blade type

A good rare Indian sword 18th century or earlier Hindu Patissa Khanda with early blade type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of a rare 18th century Khanda.

This early all steel Indian fighting sword measures 92.5cms long and has a blade length of 81cms.
The hilt is of typical form for the type which has two spiked outer quillons and a long central langet which is riveted in three places. The surface of this hilt still shows in places, remains of its original red lacquer.
The blade shape is that of earlier swords as shown and discussed in Robert Elgood's "Hindu Arms and Ritual". On page 81, figue 8.6 (middle sword), the text points to this blade type being earlier than the 18th century, along with a similar blade type, seen on page 82, figure 8.10.
The blade construction is of an elliptical cross section that thins out towards the widening tip and throughout the entire length there are slight hollow forged fullers either side of a medial ridge running from the base through to the tip.

A good and rare fighting sword from the 18th century or earlier.