Old Maratha Sword Kirach with Khanda Handle - 7519

A very rare form of the Indian sword is the Kirach. It is probably a Maratha weapon and found in the 18 Century in Vizianagaram. Its blade is heavy, single almost straight edge, but with a forward curved spine. The older Kirach sword will usually come with the heavy Hindu style basket hilt. Later ones are found also with the Islamic Tulwar style hilt. This great and impressive piece is old, probably early 18 Century. The heavy 29 inches hollow ground blade is typical to this sword. The basket hilt is engraved steel covered with silver and with a3 inches pommel spike. Total length 36 inches. No scabbard. Very Good condition considering its age. Few blackened areas on the blade. Great Piece and not a common one.