Two Handed, Whole Steel, Naga Dao Sword, Assam - 7716

Up for sale is this rare piece. A two handed sword from Assam, Burma. A whole steel construction, with a 16 inches long double edge blade, widening to 2 inches near the double clipped tip, forged together with 14 inches long handle with steel cross guard decorated with tufts of hair. The blade is forged from finely laminated steel. Total length 30 inches. Very good condition with nice shining age patina. See also W. Egerton, An Illustrated Book of Indian Arms, page 84, Fig. 19, # 199.