Object Title

Sword (kora)

Sword (kora)

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XXVIS.65

Provenance

Acquired before 1859.

Physical Description

The blade is slender, forward curved and single edged, flaring to a double pointed end. It has a single fuller at the back, and is inlaid in brass at the hilt and point with simple geometric ornament. The iron hilt has a cylindrical guard with disc pommel and guard.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the blade is 560mm, the overall length is 710mm. Weight: The weight of the sword is 0.8 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Nepal

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv. 361, p. 109.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv. 44, p. 27.