Good 18 C. Kastane Sword Sri-Lanka - 14486
The Kastane is the national sword of Sri-Lanka. It is characterized by its short curved blade, usually of mediocre quality and highly decorative hilt and scabbard. Here we have a very good early example, early to mid 18 C. with a 20 inches heavy steel blade. The grip is carved from dark wood with a monster head pommel. The monster styled quillons, the D guard and the langet are all steel. Total length 24 inches. Very good condition to age. Good age patina on the blade and the grip. Minor losses to the grip.