Indian Khanda, 19th century, very large and impressive sword measures 102cms long and has a blade length of 77cms. The early basket hilt supports a very heavy and broad blade of 19th century manufacture. The early hilt retains parts of its original silver koftgari, the blade is excellent quality, heavy and sharp. It has multiple fullers, decorative aspects shaped in to the blade and a broad single cutting edge with a partial back edge.
Bhuj Katti Place of Origin: India Date: Century The weapon design is rather intriguing; the utilization of the weapon is unique due to the long handle and short blade. I also appreciate the precision and intricacy of detail.
Indian tulwar, Mughal Period (1526-1858), gold, wood, velvet, watered steel blade, engravings covered in gold with two inscriptions on the back of the forte. On the back it shows a chhatari or sun-shade, a symbol of the monarch, inscribed (owner) Kol-e Ahmad and dated 1211 (AH 1211 – 1796 CE). Delhi-Shahi style hilt, engraved iron and incrusted with gold, decorated with fronds arranged in panels which accompany the several elements which make up the hilt. http://www.caravanacollection.com/