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Old 22nd March 2006, 07:44 AM   #1
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Default A ROYAL KHANDA?

THIS IS FOR ALL INDIAN EDGED WEAPONS LOVERS, as I think my latest "find" could be of interest to some on The Forum.

The khanda is almost 40" and very heavy. It is NOT wootz not pattern-weld, although I have not cleaned it yet. The similar, but Indian Wootz Shamshir was sold on E-Bay just recently ( http://cgi.ebay.com/wootz-damascus-...1QQcmdZViewItem ).

I am interested to find out: how one can compare these two as far as period, execution technique, and "Importance of the Concept" , etc.

P.S. Sorry for not including a complete picture of Khanda, the one I made appeared to be too dark, will try again when time permits. Regards
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Old 22nd March 2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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It looks like an interesting 19th century tourist item. Nice.

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Old 22nd March 2006, 08:10 PM   #3
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It looks like an interesting 19th century tourist item. Nice.

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That's a hell of an understatement!!!
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