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Very rare 16th century
Indian sword Pata
"Tanjore Katar"

his early Indian sword measures just under 68cms long. The very fine blade is very likely a fine patterned Wootz steel and measures 53cms long and just under 7cms broad at the hilt.
The guard has some minor separation of the reinforcing strapping and a very small age hole in the lower front corner. The guard finial is that of a grinning demon, possibly being Yali. The hooked finial also added further defensive capabilities in that it can prevent sword strikes from travelling further towards the defenders body. The hand is further protected by broad side guards that support the double inner grips.
The finely fullered blade is supported at the hilt top and bottom with decorative langets.
The blade is in exceptional condition for its age and remains clean and crisp with a full armour piercing tip.

A very fine and early sword of unusual form in a condition seldom seen.

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Posted 1 year ago with 52 notes
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