A Large South Indian Knife, A Malabar Sacrificial Knife, And A Nepalese Kora
Lot 86*Y
A Large South Indian Knife, A Malabar Sacrificial Knife, And A Nepalese Kora
Sold for £437 (US$ 735) inc. premium
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A Large South Indian Knife, A Malabar Sacrificial Knife, And A Nepalese Kora
All 19th Century
The first with tapering single-edged blade (worn and pitted) with three shallow fullers along each side, brass-mounted hilt with beaked pommel and chased with foliage, and ivory grip-scales secured by brass-headed transverse rivets; the second with single-edged sickle-like blade incised along the back on each side and on both sides of the forte, and characteristic hilt with swelling wooden grip, ovoidal pommel, and iron and brass mounts; the last with characteristic single-edged blade curving towards the fish-tail point and punched with lines of small circles, and tubular iron grip between two flat disc-shaped guards (3)
51 cm. and 32 cm. blades

Footnotes

  • For the second item see George Cameron Stone, A Glossary Of The Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor, 1934, p. 83, fig. 103, 6
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