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A large Indian Khanda broadsword, circa 18th Century, probably North or Central Indian.  Of all steel construction, the quality can be see in the attention to detail. The basket hilt has some nice intricate design, as do the blade straps that reach down the blade from the hilt.  Of completely solid construction, and retaining a very sharp double edged blade. The blade is very flexible and has light scratching to the surface of the blade. Nice broad spatula tipped blade as is typical on the…

A large Indian Khanda broadsword, circa 18th Century, probably North or Central Indian. Of all steel construction, the quality can be see in the attention to detail. The basket hilt has some nice intricate design, as do the blade straps that reach down the blade from the hilt. Of completely solid construction, and retaining a very sharp double edged blade. The blade is very flexible and has light scratching to the surface of the blade. Nice broad spatula tipped blade as is typical on the…

Gold Koftgari Katar     Dated: circa 1750-1800  Measurements: overall size ~ 15 inches; blade ~ 8.75 inches  The weapon features the Koftgari designs with chiselled details. There are small losses to the koftgari at the base of the blade. The blade is made of wootz steel.

Gold Koftgari Katar Dated: circa 1750-1800 Measurements: overall size ~ 15 inches; blade ~ 8.75 inches The weapon features the Koftgari designs with chiselled details. There are small losses to the koftgari at the base of the blade. The blade is made of wootz steel.

Indo-Persian jambiya, 18th century, steel, silver, jade, leather, wood, lacquer, velvet,  H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); H. of blade 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); Wt. 14.4 oz. (408.2 g); sheath (b); Wt. 5.1 oz. (144.6 g); carrier (c); L. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indo-Persian jambiya, 18th century, steel, silver, jade, leather, wood, lacquer, velvet, H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); H. of blade 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); Wt. 14.4 oz. (408.2 g); sheath (b); Wt. 5.1 oz. (144.6 g); carrier (c); L. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Hand-and-half sword, ca. 1400–1430  Probably Germany  Steel and copper alloy

Hand-and-half sword, ca. 1400–1430 Probably Germany Steel and copper alloy

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