Source: Secondary reference material
Dandpatta is the Marathi name for the patá, or a "gauntlet sword", a sword strongly associated with the Marathi caste.1 The Maratha empire (1674-1818) rose to prominence in the 17th century and defeated the long-established Mughal empire.
Also see: pata
A spectacular pata in near-perfect condition.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2019.
Shivaji Bhonsle I, founder of the Maratha Empire with a zoomorphic gauntlet sword in his right hand.
British Museum collection.
Notes to introduction
1. P. S. Rawson; The Indian Sword, Herbert Jenkins LTD, London, 1968. Page 46.
Also see: Robert Elgood; Hindu arms and Ritual, Eburon Academic Publishers, Delft, 2004. Page 257.