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A fine and rare Sword
16th/17th century India
Hindu Khanda / Pattissa
large & heavy, rare hilt type

A fine and rare Sword 16th/17th century India Hindu Khanda / Pattissa large & heavy, rare hilt type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large, rare and early Hindu Pattissa.

The overall length of this broadsword is just under 98cms long. The blade is approx 85cms.
The hilt, being of a known early form, shows four sharp blade catching points to the top of the guard with long integral langets supporting the lower 22cms of the blade.
The grip is covered in a leather wrapping that displays a dark and rich patina.
The shallow cup pommel is decorated in geometric motifs and the pommel rises in to a bulb shaped finial.
The blade is a broad type with a raised medial ridge and hollow forged to the cutting edges.
It is approx 4cms wide at the base and over 6cms wide at the tip.
The entire steel surface is covered in a a very old age patina with only a very minor area of pitting at the tip of the blade.
The current stable dry patina is likely from an early form of preserving that has helped this 3-4 hundred year old sword survive in the fine condition it has.

An example of this type of sword is similar to that seen in Robert Elgood's, "Hindu arms and Ritual", being figure 8.12 a Khanda with a watered steel blade, British Museum. No 09.1924.11-11.57.

A very fine and rare sword that would grade up very well if desired.