Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.