swords (weapons: edged)

Sword. The blade is in the khanda style reinforced with scalloped braces. The swami work mounting is short and flat, decorated with a central cross legged figure flanked by two elephant heads.

Khanda braced blade with later swami-work mounting. The blade may be seventeenth century or later.


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