Very Fine Moplah Sword from South India - 8494

The Moplah is the sword of the Coorg people from the Malabar coast of south west India is a very rare item. The 15 inches long and more than 4 inches wide blade is slightly curved and with a flat central rib, decorated with silver koftgari work on the spine and chased silver bolsters. The handle is horn beautifully mounted with chased silver collars and Panels. Total length 23 inches. Very good condition. Good age patina on the blade. Small edge and tip damages and losses to the silver koftgari work. A very interesting and not a common weapon. A prize for the serious collector.