19th Century Fine Nepalese Kora Sword for
A very rare fine, dress, Nepalese kora with koftgari hilt, in
mostly good to very good condition.
A very good and exceptionally rare Nepalese dress kora, possibly
used for sacrificial animal ceremonies. The stunning koftgari work
hilt is still mostly vivid, though worn one side of the grip.
The 19 inch blade is very well made and firm in the hilt. I suspect
this kora was worn by a merchant or other important citizen; the
sword is quite hefty for such a small sword and I suspect it was
designed that way, to be able to effect a nasty blow if required,
as well as look good and boost the status of the wearer. A great
find and buy at £500. Further / full-sized pictures available
upon request. Please quote item reference number C55 - Box 640-1m.