With forge folded, overlaid blade.
Iron, brass, wood
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An Afghan sickle, forged from one piece of iron. The blade has a thickening at the back for added strength.
Overlaid with brass on one side, done over bold two-directional crosshatching. The reverse is plain.
It sits in a simple wooden hilt with an iron ferrule, through which a nail holds both ferrule and blade in place.
Good, honest, original condition throughout.
For more information on the type, see my glossary article: Lohar, Lor (لور), lawa-āor (لواور )
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A Madurese keris hilt, carved from dark hardwood in the form of a Dutch cuirassier.
Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
Persian steel shield with fine Qajar style painted dome.
Nice and complete with opaque green hilt and scabbard mounts.