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Indian Firangi Sword, 17th/18th C
The firangi (name derived from the Arabic word for foreigner), features a long straight blade of European type. The blades were often imported from Portugal, but were also made locally in the Western European stye. Iron basket hilt of typical form with curved plate guard, wide knuckle bow, integral grip, large disc pommel and curved rear spike. The spike allowed it to be used two-handed or could also be used as a close quarters weapon. Long integral langets riveted to blade. Straight 40 Ĺ" single-edged blade with long fuller at the back, stamped with a makerís name on both sides. Edge with several nicks and the point is clipped; small dents on hilt. Untouched dark patina. Overall length 50".
ES1390 $699 SOLD
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