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ON2283

Original Ancient Indian 17th Century Khanda Battle Sword

Regular price $995.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. Found in the Palace of Lagan Silikana in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2003 this is an example of the earliest type of Indian battle sword dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Although it has a resemblance to a Tulwar it is in fact called a KHANDA and was based on swords carried by early European explorers to India 500 years ago. The blades were sometimes actual European blades resembling those used by knights and names like ANDREA FERRARA have been found on some similar weapons now in museums. These large straight bladed Swords were for Cut & Thrust techniques that were later replaced by the well known curved slashing blades of the Tulwars of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Our example certainly shows it’s age. It has an all steel hilt, the grip covering over the substantial blade tang and guard lining have long since gone. There is the typical Khanda tail extending from the pommel that was used as a second handhold providing added thrust to the blade.

The blade itself is 33 inches long wide an average width of 1.5 inches, overall 44 inches in length. It is still very sharp. Clearly this is hard to find ancient sword, totally un-cleaned, just as we found it, offered as it is, for the specialist collector of ancient Asian swords. Reference: STONE'S "GLOSSARY" Pages 351 and 352.

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