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17th-18th century. 31 ¼” length from which It may be concluded that it was fired from a conventional, though a little longer and harder draw, long bow. Cane shaft of thicker diameter with wood nock and painted winding with some decoration evident. The socket with spiral windings as found on repairs, used here to reinforce the shaft and avoid dissipation of energy through breaking on impact. The head of exceptional proportions, like a small katar 5 ¼” length including the small conical socket. Medial ridged with thick base stepped to the beveled edges. War elephants were used commonly, sometimes protected by laminar plate and mail armor. Very rare.

Stock Number: UC8271

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