Indian Sword (Khanda), with Pistol

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NCM 1879-105

Made in India around the mid-1870s, the khanda is a double-edged straight sword. This particular sword has an inbuilt pistol in the handle. The scabbard is covered in purple velvet. There is an elephant and a bird sculpted on the handle and a bullet compartment within the hilt.

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