Indian Firangi Long Sword with British Military Blade - 8892

Up for sale is this very good Indian Firangi sword. The name Firangi (Foreigner) was given to these swords in the 17 Century, as they were mounted with European (Foreign) blades, which were highly valued. Some blades were locally made in the European style. The blades were mounted on the ‘Khanda’ style hilt usually with a spike extending from the pommel which allows the use of the sword as a two handed sword. This specific one has a long, 35 1/2 inches slightly curved blade with an 11 1/2 inches back edge, most probably from a British military sword marked MOLE on the spine. Classical whole steel basket hilt and guard and a short curved pommel spike. The basket guard comes with the original hand cushion. Total length 42 inches. Very good condition. The hand cushion is lightly worn. No scabbard. A great well balanced sword.