This sword probably dates from the 17th c. Come because it is equipped with my fantastic and slimm European 2-edged Rapier blade. This blade is 25mm (1) wide in front of the handle. The blade length is 101cm(39.8). The total length of this sword is 133cm(52.35). So it’s a very big sword. As is well known, these swords were the preferred weapons of the maratha cavalry and thus the warrior on horseback had a frightening range. Unfortunately, the blade does not show a smith’s mark only a small chisseled cross you can see at both sides of these blade, it may be signed under the mounting plates, but you can’t see it. I think it is an 17. Th. Italien or maybe an german rapierblade. An similar pata with an similar slimm blade you find in one of the reference books about the hollstein collection. This blade is still sharp and straight, no nicks, no pitting and no rust! The handle was forged from a single iron plate, you can clearly see the hammer marks on the inside of the handguard. The outside is kept relatively simple, there are an nicely flutes surface. The guard was original probably covered with silver, as was customary at the time, but unfortunately nothing survives te time. The hand guard is not demaged there are only some signs of the lifetime use, but no deep dents or big holes. I think that says everything about this sword, if you have any questions then please ask. If you need more pictures I can send them to you. You can be assured that this is a truly original indian sword, it is in its original form and has not been tampered with. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Other Collectible Swords”. The seller is “dralin23″ and is located in this country: DE. This item can be shipped to United States.
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VERY GOOD QUALITY DEADLY WEAPON – DEFINITELY MADE FOR BUSINESS. ANGLO-INDIAN – AFGHANISTAN OR CENTRAL ASIA – BUKHARA, CIRCA LATE 19TH – EARLY 20TH CENTURY. THIS TYPE OF DAGGERS WERE USED FROM NORTHERN INDIA (now Pakistan) THROUGHOUT AFGHANISTAN AND CENTRAL ASIA – BUKHARA, KOKAND, KHIVA (now Uzbekistan). NO DOUBT, IT COULD BE USED BY MEMBER OF “BASMACHI” MOVEMENT IN RUSSIAN PART OF CENTRAL ASIA. The Basmachi movement officially called the Turkestan Liberation Organization was group which undertook a protracted uprising against Russian Imperial and Soviet rule by the Muslim peoples of Central Asia. CATTLE IS A LARGE DOMESTIC FARM ANIMAL KEPT FOR THEIR MILK OR MEAT. THIS ANIMAL IS NOT THREATENED OR ENDANGERED OR PROTECTED BY CITES, THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, OR ANY OTHER STATE, FEDERAL, OR INTERNATIONAL LAWS. HAND FORGED RAZOR SHARP BLADE, FINE DETAILS ON T-SPINE. LEATHER OVER WOOD SCABBARD WITH METAL DRAG. HIGH QUALITY THROUGHOUT, ALL PARTS 100% ORIGINAL. ABOUT 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm) LONG IN SCABBARD. ABOUT 15 1/2 in. (39.3 cm) LONG OUT OF SCABBARD. BLADE IS ABOUT 11 in. (27.9 cm) LONG. VERY GOOD ORIGINAL ANTIQUE CONDITION WITH HONEST FIELD WEAR AND CHARMING INDICATION OF AGE. EXTREMELY SHARP UNCLEANED BLADE IS EXCELLENT. SCABBARD IS IN SERVICEABLE CONDITION, NOTICEABLE WEAR TO ORIGINAL LEATHER, EXPOSING WOOD. EXPECTED STABLE AGE CRACKS AND STAIN TO GRIP PANELS. SUPERB, 100% ORIGINAL, UNMOLESTED, UNALTERED EXAMPLE – PICTURES DON’T DO JUSTICE – ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WEAPON! Your satisfaction is very important to us. Items must be in their original condition with similar of our packing. Although every effort is made to ensure accurate dimensions and weights, the figures shown should always be treated as approximate. The pictures should be considered as part of the item description. We do not take responsibility for any personal or third party losses. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Daggers”. The seller is “silverapple” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.