Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
The REAL treasure is in that blade, and with those inscribed 'numbers' outstanding!
The hilt is as noted of the cheap pale brass used in reproductions back in the 60s......they used to sell Indian tulwars in magazines for 19 bucks. The poor braising is also evident.
I once had a great 17th century tulwar blade but with clearly modern mounts. It seemed to me the blade deserved its own merit, but I was hesitant to dismount it . Just display it as is with notice to the blade......the hilt is just a prop.