Superb c.1800 Sinhalese (Sri Lankan) Kastane Sword. With finely carved hardwood ebony hilt and inlaid brass decoration. Many of these swords featured early European blades and this example appears to have an early blade. Overall a very fine piece with plenty of character - please see my other example for sale. Blade length is 19 inches (24 inches overall).
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