Date: 19th century
Materials: Horn Hilt and Steel
A large version of a karud dagger which features a steel blade and horn hilt. The blade has a T-shaped spine section that gradually narrows down the a acute point, making it effective for thrusting. The blade is well built and stiff, which keeps it edge for the entirety of its length, giving it a cutting edge. Upon the forte of the blade, leading towards the centre there is a floral etching on the blade, which is symmetrical on the other side of the blade. The design is ornamental and provides a great finish to an already aesthetic blade. The hilt has two riveted dark horn grip handles which provide for a large grip. Held together with its original steel bolsters. Both horn handles show age patination and retain a good texture and form, with no loose parts.
Overall, a large steel Indian Kaurd, similar to a short sword. The piece is in very good condition with signs of age. The decor (etching) on the blade is still in fine condition. The steel blade shows the usual age with no edge damage, no nicks, cracks or pits in the blade. A great addition for the beginners or seasoned collectors.