Indo-Turkish sword

length: 25 1/2"
blade: 20"
blade width: 1 1/4"
grip: 5 1/2"
weight: 1 lb 2 oz

Interesting horn hilt highlights ... umm, oh, well, I ran out of "h" words already. Oh, well, let's start again. This short kilij style sword has a grip and guard constructed from two slabs of horn - white on one side, black on the other. The black half looks to be water-buffalo horn, the white I'm not sure about. Overall style is a Turkish kilij, but my overall impression is Indian manufacture. The flat-tipped scabbard is another interesting feature, since I've seen that particular flat-ended chape only on Austrian shortswords from the 1860's. It's the scabbard style that leads me to date this as late 1800's.