19C Sri Lankan Gold Kastana, dated 1853,
In overall good condition, an 19th Century Ceylon Kastana short
sword with gold blade embellishments.
The 22 3/4 inch blade has a gold (we are fairly sure it is gold)
ferrule / covering near the hilt. With a date inscription of 1853
and Bhrami script to the blade.
The blade is in good condition, but the very tip is missing and
the general tip area has suffered some rough treatment. Blade firm
in hilt. The carved grip demon has some chips / losses. The knuckle
bow is generally very good. The gold blade ferrule has some losses.
Overall, a well above average kastana in above average condition.
A good investment at only £800. Please quote item reference
number AC15. Further / full sized pictures available upon request.
Box 0144-0.82 (1.421).