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A NORTH INDIAN SWORD (KOPIS), POSSIBLY LAHORE,...

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A NORTH INDIAN SWORD (KOPIS), POSSIBLY LAHORE, 18TH CENTURY with curved blade of flattened-diamond section with a reinforced back-edge, sharp inner edge and flaring towards a cusped terminal, the latter retaining traces of engraving, engraved iron hilt with some early silver-plated finish, extending over the forte with a pair of slender langets, a pair of short flattened globular quillons, moulded baluster-shaped pommel, and retaining its plaited wire grip (small areas of rust), in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard, 55.5 cm blade Roy Elvis Catalogue Number C46.