Object Title

Sword (kora)

Sword (kora)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIS.66

Provenance

Acquired before 1859.

Physical Description

The blade is forward curved and single edged, flaring to a broad, cusped end, where it is decorated with an eye. The hilt has a cylindrical grip with a disc pommel and guard. It is covered in leather, with a series of moulded buttons on the pommel.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the blade is 560mm, the overall length is 735mm. Weight: The weight of the sword is 0.95 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Nepal

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.360, p. 109.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.43, p. 27.