Mid-19th century. 26 1/2" curved s.e. blade, just slightly wedge section and edged. Iron hilt of production quality with disk pommel and broad langets. Gray patina with surface defects as shown. Dating to the period of the consolidated Indian Army under English rule which served the nation along with remaining private armies of the maharajas. In 1857 the Sepoys, with a number of grievances, (Indian enlisted men) rebelled against the British.