Very Good Massive Sword from Bhutan - 13733

This sword is coming from Bhutan, 19 C. Heavy, single edge blade 23 1/2 inches long laminated and folded steel in the pattern known as “hair pin”. Handle covered with twisted brass wire and band of sting ray skin. Scabbard covered with leather with big brass locket and a chape. Total length 31 inches. Very good condition. Blackened spots on the blade with spots of shallow pitting. Edge nick.