Object Title

Mahdu

Mahdu

Date

1800 - 1899

Object Number

XXVID.132

Provenance

Donated by Bedfordshire Police 32

Physical Description

At each end of a central grip fitted with bone scales is a bloster attached to which are two S shaped blades with two broad fullers down each side. Springing from the bolsters is an arched knuckle-bow terminating in decorative finials that carries a centrally placed blade of simple triangular shape and of lozenge section. Two scabbards survive, one for a side blade and one for the central blade. These are of wood covered in dark leather with a double moulded rib below the mouth.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the weapon is 550 mm, each side blade is 210 mm long, the central spike being 110 mm long. Weight: The weight of the weapon is 0.51 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places India