Rare 18th Century Gold Hilted Indian Tegha Sword (Wide Blade)
Here we have a rare heavy indian sword called the Tegh or Tegha. The hilt is finely decorated in gold floral design. The hilt is mounted with a heavy blade which looks to be of Wootz steel, forged supporting a T-spine. This spine adds strength to the wide blade and would make this weapon the first choice when attacking armoured warriors. The blade displays two fading cartouches and is covered with a lovely dark patina. In amazing condition considering age.