An Indian Double-Bladed Haladie, A Malabar Sacrificial Knife, And Two Khyber Lohar

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An Indian Double-Bladed Haladie, A Malabar Sacrificial Knife, And Two Khyber Lohar
Mostly 19th Century

Sold for £ 812 (US$ 1,029) inc. premium
An Indian Double-Bladed Haladie, A Malabar Sacrificial Knife, And Two Khyber Lohar
Mostly 19th Century
The first of iron and of characteristic form, with recurved double-edged serrated blades each with point of flattened diamond section, quillons with downcurved stylised monster-head terminals, and swelling grip cut with diagonal lines on each side; the second with single-edged sickle-like blade with punched decoration along the back on each side and brass-mounted terminal at the point, and characteristic brass-mounted wooden hilt with swelling grip and ovoidal pommel, latter with line borders; the last each of characteristic form, with beaked blades, one of folding type with punched decoration and sprung catch, the other with inlaid silver decoration on one side, incised brass mounts, and bone grips with punched and incised decoration (4)
The first 23 cm. blades
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