Originally Posted by Royston
Thanks Gents, you are probably right.
In it's defence though, I would say two things.
The tip is not flimsy, I think it would penetrate mail.
As to functionality, a quick look at the archives here and on google for any Indian weapon containing the words Flamboyant, Ritual, Temple or Malabar will produce equally "impractical" swords.
Not to mention a few Naga weapons.
Estcrh, if you find yours I will be interested to see a photoraph please.