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18th Century Laddered Tegha £575

A first for me, an incredibly broad and curved tegha, the largest of the more common types of Indo-Persian swords. This sword has a number of fascinating features, the main one being that it has a laddered pattern welded blade which still has a wicked edge. The hilt is of high quality with possibly a removed knucklebow and floral terminals which usually indicates a North-West Indian origin. On the blade there are two sets of markings, the oldest being the eyelash and punch markings and also an armoury mark which is similar to some of the markings from Bickaner but engraved rather than punched.

Originally this hilt would have been plated, it has the textured steel that is added to allow the likely silver plating to adhere.

This piece can be yours for £675 or best offer.

Reduced to £575 for Swordvent!

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