Pierced gold flower-heads each set with a cabochon ruby cover the rivets which secure the ivory to the tang. The blade is of conventional form. The sheath is made from two pieces of buffalo-horn with a plain gold locket and chape.
This model differs from others, having an ivory quill on block instead of an iron plate, and not being fitted with a knuckle-guard.
India, Probably Vizianagram or Orissa, 18-19th century
Published in "Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour - A Lifetime passion", Robert Hales, page 2, ill. 2
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