Pahari Sword, Deccan, 18th Century
Here we have an interesting and rare variant of the indo-afghan Pahari sword. Also known as a Cobra sword. Cleaned 76cm tapering blade with a slightly swollen tip. Sharp edges and flexible. This example has an 18th century khanda hilt. Most examples are classified as 19th century and have an Afghan pulwar hilt with extensive koftgari decoration on both blade and hilt. The undecorated examples I came across are larger and often have a tulwar or khanda hilt.