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Indian Talwar with Koftgari Hilt

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Price: £1,350

Ref: 17043

Item Description

An Indian Talwar dating to the 18th or early 19th century with an iron hilt  applied with silver metal koftgari. The grip is of approximate diamond section and swollen in the middle. The cross guard quillons are swollen at the ends with disc-like terminals and broad langets extend  down the blade either side from the base of the hilt in the usual manner.

The disc-shaped pommel is decorated with a finely chiselled sunburst on top and has a long tapering tang button with a swollen dome-shaped base. The fine quality blade has been polished in the past and may be of watered steel as the photographs show but is not sold as such. The blade measures 31.5 inches (80 cm) along the cutting edge. The scabbard is covered with coloured cloth and has a shaped white metal chape and mouthpiece.

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