Antique Bhutanese short sword, Bhutan 18th -19th century with broad single-edged, hand forged steel blade cut with a slender fuller along the back-edge. Hilt of characteristic form including wooden grip, iron pommel an oval cooler and knuckle guard with pearled brass edging. In its original leather-bound wooden scabbard stitched with large brass chape and locket, embossed with foliage. Bhutanese swords are often found in southern and eastern Tibet and while there are some important shared features, they are nevertheless distinct in form and style from Tibetan swords. CONDITION: Age and usage is showing, in good condition considering its age. MEASUREMENTS: Overall length of the sword sheathed in the scabbard: 57 cm (22 3/8 in), the Overall length without the scabbard: 56cm (22 in).
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