Fine Wootz Kard
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.