Category: pahari

victoriansword: Pahari Sword, Deccan, 18th Ce…

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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.

Pahari Sword, Deccan, 18th Century Here we ha…

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.

Indian Pahari Sword, 18th or 19th CenturyWith broad fullered…

Indian Pahari Sword, 18th or 19th Century

With broad fullered double-edged blade swelling at the forte and decorated on both sides with gold- and silver-damascened foliage, steel hilt decorated en suite and comprising downcurved quillons with stylised makara-head terminals, pointed langets, and swelling grip with hollow cup-shaped pommel filled with jingles, and disc-shaped pommel with button finial on a mount with pierced star-shaped border. 74.4 cm.