Superb Silver Kastana Sword from Sri-Lanka - 6693
The Kastane is the national sword of Sri-Lanka. It is characterized by its short curved blade, usually of mediocre quality and highly decorative hilt and scabbard. Here we have a superb example with 20 inches steel blade and silver grip of great decorative values – A piece of art by itself. The monster styled quillons, the engraved D guard and grips, and above all the monster head pommel with all parts delicately chiseled and engraved with great care and fine details. Total length 25 inches. All in very good condition, only the upper top silver piece is missing from the pommel. An unusually decorative piece of high quality, dated to the early 19-century.