Iron hilt with domed umbo mounted with transverse grip within and integral extension protecting the forearm. Carpal ridge to the middle. Broad brass trim with iron locking loop at the cuff. 38” d.e. blade of characteristically thin/supple section sandwiched in the long forte mounts. Original cloth covered scabbard. 48” overall length. The pata is a Maratha weapon dating to the 17th and 18th centuries when it was used by infantry to attack cavalry. Its length allowed engagement at the horseman’s level with the flexible tip capable of inflicting severe sting-like strikes. The first example we have offered in decades.