Original Indian 17th Century Mughal Pata 35 1/2″ Blade Armored Gauntlet Sword with Intact Lining
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Original Item. Only One Available. These are not only very unusual but also extremely RARE. Known as a Mughal Empire Era “PATA” Sword, these usually date to the 17th Century. They were introduced first in Northern India by the Muslim Iranian “Mughals,” who took over most of India in the 1600s. Using original European well tempered blades mostly dating from the 16th century and prior, some blades may very well date from the times of Columbus or even earlier to the late Crusades.
Indo Persian Armor is very characteristic and this sword falls right into place in that it features an “Armored Gauntlet Guard,” giving protection not only to the hand, but also the forearm as well. Also, unlike others we have offered before, it still has the complete fabric lining! It has pulled away from the gauntlet in some places, but is complete with just a few tears. The retaining bar for the forearm is also still present.
This Pata has a 35 1/2″ inch long double-edged fullered steel blade. This looks to be of local manufacture, but could also be a very old European blade, as they were available as well. Complete with the gauntlet hilt, this pata measures 50 inches in overall length. A odd and unusual weapon by any standard.
Our example is very old and originates from an old collection, so it is fresh to the…