Description & Technical information

37cm long (including scabbard); the blade 25cm long
A combat curved steel blade with twisted vines decoratively carved in silver with inlaid brass. The hilt of black coral, silver mounts and copper studs chiseled with floral motifs. The grooved scabbard comprising of wood with a silver foil covering of simplistic pierced design near the mouth. For other examples of Sri Lankan piha-kaetta see Robert Hales, Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour: A Lifetime’s Passion, England, 2013, p. 62-63.

Date:  18th century
Period:  1600-1750, 1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  Sri Lanka
Medium: silver, Steel, Brass
Dimensions: 37 cm (14⁵/₈ inches)
Categories: Arms & armour, Oriental and Asian Art