Item #: 1002-290 -- A Nepalese Fighting Kora -- $695.00
A good Nepalese kora with slender, forward-curving triple-fullered blade, flared at the tip. The iron hilt with disk type guards and turned iron multistaged finial. The blade tip with copper inlaid 'D' and concentric circles representing the eye of Shiva. Probably 18th century; the kora, not the kukri, represents the traditional combat weapon of the Gurkha. VG; darkly patinaed throughout with areas of moderate pitting. Blade 50 cm., overall 66 cm.