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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

Khanda

Description:

The khanda is one of the oldest types of Indian sword. It was extremely popular in Orissa and Central India and a favourite weapon of Rajputs. Khandas tend to have a broad, straight blade that widens towards a blunt point. However, this example possesses a European blade with inscribed Latin script that has been added at a later date. The hilt is characteristic of those found on khandas, with a round, flat pommel surmounted by a large spike.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000150
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council
References:
Pant, G. N. (1989) Catalogue of Edged Arms and Armour in the Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad. Hyderabad: Sularjung Museum


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