North Indian arrows
Overall length

74 cm

Shaft length

68.4 cm
(inside nock to base head)

Arrowhead

Length 52 mm

Width 13 mm

Thick 3 mm

Weight

31 grams 

36 grams

Point of balance

24.4 cm from tip

22.5 cm from tip

Origin

North India

Materials

Steel, bamboo, copper, brass, lacquer, gold, feathers, bone

Dating

Probably 18th century

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Two fine Indian arrows, made for use with the Indian composite bow.

The arrowheads are shaped to resemble the Indian push dagger or katar

The shafts are a type of mountain bamboo, often mistaken for reed but it's thicker-walled than reed would be. The tanged arrowheads are inserted and then further reinforced with bands of brass and copper.

The tail ends of the arrows are painted with designs of flowers, beautifully detailed, over a gilt background. The condition of the decoration is near-excellent, and it is the finest I have so far seen on an arrow.

There are remains of feathers, the arrows used to be three-fletched. The bulbous nocks are made of bone, painted red on the inside.

A very fine set of north Indian arrows.

Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows
Two fine antique North Indian arrows

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