A rare example of an Indian Princely State sword most likeky from Kotah in the style of the British 1845. Under British rule many weapons were only carried by military men and kept out of the hands of civilians, what is most likely the case here is that this is a sword belonging to a professional soldier or guard of high standing in the employ of the ruling elite of Kotah. This sword mimics the 1845 in many aspects, the guard is overbuilt somewhat but still finely detailed with inscribed text and the coat of arms of Kotah. The grip is wire wrapped hardwood and whilst the blade looks like a fuller european blade it feels like a tulwar, overall an interesting and rare sword both for a British or Indian sword collector. This sword can be yours for £400 or best offer.