Knife / Sword of the Moplah People - India - 5875

This sword of the Moplah people residing on the Malabar coast in south west India is a very curious and unusual. 11 inches blade, 18 inches total length. Ebony handle set with engraved brass pieces and an engraved brass piece to reinforce the blade. VERY VERY RARE . Very good plus condition, excellent patina on the blade with very minor pitted spots only.