18th-19th century. See Stone Fig. 486 #3. Finely carved wood hilt of abstracted form with demon faces carved in deep relief to the underside. Finely carved scabbard of selected contrasting grain wood, the stem sheathed in brass with one side opened revealing the wood. A few bumps and the tip is slightly dented. Wood showing good patina throughout. 12 1/4” straight blade, probably ancient and remounted several times. The root is well-figured. Showing distinct active patterning in contrasting dark colors interspersed with oxidation speckles.

Item ID: FNS8009

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