18th-early 19th century. 24" curved blade, inside edged with characteristic "elephant ear" terminal. Iron hilt with canted quillon terminals and broad flat pommel. Hilt shows a little metal lamination and construction seams indicating that it was plated originally. The blade with salt and pepper pattern oxidation. Koras were made in two forms. Large heavy examples with double disk hilts were used for sacrificial decapitation of cattle and smaller animals. Examples of conventional proportions such as this were fighting weapons.