Iron hilt with thick swelled grip and upturned edge pommel. Thick canted cross guard. Recurved medially ridged knuckle bow with conical terminal. 26 1/2” curved shamshir form blade struck ate the forte with the East India Company mark. Wood scabbard with iron tip mount, devoid of covering. Hilt with glossy brown patina. The blade with minor speckles and evidence of watered steel construction. This sword was produced for one of the royal armories and assimilated into the British Army under the East India Company, at which time the mark was applied. The scabbard was covered in khaki at that time and remnants show at the tip mount. Removal of the covering was likely done during the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857. It likely was captured during that action and arsenal stored until the early 1980s dispersals.

Stock Number: FNS2328

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