Join Date: May 2014
Firangi, khanda what do I call it?
Just picked up the attached sword in my local antique shop.
It was quiet rusted when I got it but cleaned up well
Nice sword in just the condition I like it with lots of age shown there are some star stamps on the blade but the pictures did not come out great.
There is also a small hole in the fuller where I presume a nail once mounted the sword in an old collection,
Blade length of 80 cm
Found some evidence of previous gold leaf on the handle which was nice to find
What I found interesting is the damage on the guard, took a lot of energy to do this, i was going to straighten it out but then I noticed the guard is made of two layers which you can hopefully see in the photo. I would have imagined that the guard would all be made from the one sheet interesting that they took the time to laminate it.
Would anyone hazard a guess on the age of this sword? And would yo go Firangi or khanda
Many thanks and a happy new year to all.