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Fine Wootz Kard

Origin: India
Date: Circa 1800
Size: 12.5 inches
Ref: DA006

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An interesting all steel Indian Kard forged from fine Wootz steel.

The Kard is of substantial construction and of thick proportions with a finely watered blade of dark Wootz with a high contrast and active watered pattern.

The hilt and forte are decorated with gold koftgari in floral design (worn). The pommel is fitted with a sprung hinged lid device to allow the inside of the hilt to be used for storage. Late 18th, early 19th century.