18/19C Indian Maratha Pata Gauntlet Sword,
In good overall condition, a scarce 18th / 19th Century Indian
Maratha Pata Gauntlet Sword.
Possibly wootz steel (the blade); it has a speckled patination.
The sword is an impressive 44 1/2 inches in total. The 31 3/4
inch blade maybe of of wootz steel. It is in good condition, though
the very tip end has ben backwards. The blade is a little loose
in the hilt as is quite normal; could be tightened. The brass glove
hilt is good but with a couple of dents.
A very nice example for only £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference AC53 (0301). Further / full sized images available