Object Title

Sword (khanda)

Sword (khanda)

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

XXVIS.118

Provenance

From the Indian disarmament in 1859. Presented by the Indian Government 1861 (Hewitt 1870).

Physical Description

The blade is curved and single edged with two narrow fullers. Towards the tip the blade gets narrow er on the back edge. The langets are long and onion shaped. The quillons are curved and flat. The guard is flat with pierced sections attached to a knuckle bow. The guard has a red velvet cushion on a leather backing. The hilt is bound with fabric. The pommel is disc shaped with a central dome and curved spike. The spike has been broken and repaired.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length: overall is 970 mm (38.1 in), The blade length: is 775 mm (29.7 in) Weight: The sword weighs 1.290 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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