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Antique sword
Khanda, India
Wootz blade, basket hilt

Antique sword Khanda, India Wootz blade basket hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com


A nice antique wootz steel bladed Khanda sword from India.
This sword measures just under 95cms from tip to tip with a blade length of 74cms.
The hilt is an Indian basket hilt of iron construction. The curved pommel spike is 7cms long. the grip retains old wrapping and displays a swollen waist. The hilt shows age wear, is in original un cleaned condition and is solid.
The blade is of a fine wootz construction with a broad flared tip. It has a central rib support and outer edge supports that are decoratively pierced and shaped. The edges remain sharp with several nicks to the top 10cms. The is light staining to a few small areas. With little effort the wootz blade will grade up well.
A nice and seldom seen wootz bladed Indian Khanda from the 18th century.