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Title Mahratta Horse Gurz (mace)
Nationality Indian
Period 18th century

This is the classic cavalry weapon of Hindu India, used by the Mahrattas in their perennial struggle with Islamic aggressors and later even against the British. It is an all-iron construction which has obviously seen substantial battlefield use, to whit the brazing repairs on the main flanges.

It measures 92cm long and has been carefully hand cleaned. The Muslim maces, by comparison, are usually half this size and of somewhat heavier construction, more akin to a West European cavalry mace.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Polearms : Indian : 18th Century]


Received the Porte-feu..nice piece!

B F, Ireland, 25.09.2007

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005