18th Century Sri-Lankan Kastane Sword

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A good example of a 18th Century Sri-Lankan Kastane Sword.  This is a distinctive style of far eastern sword that was carried throughout Sri-Lanka during the 18th and 19th Century.  It has a wooden grip with finely carved monster-head pommel and brass and iron decorated crossguard.  I have sold a number of these over the years and many of them tend to be in rather poor condition, especially with regards to the monster-head pommel, that can be damaged or rotten away.  This sword is in great shape and the pommel is still well defined and crisp.

Monster-head hilt

There are also monster-head inverted hilt "pas-de-ane" that form from the crossguard.  What is a little unusual about this kastane is the size of the blade which is quite large for this form of sword - is almost machete-like in profile with a straight blade and double-edged.  Blade length is 24.5 inches (30 inches overall).

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