What type of sword is this?

I have a very old sword that has been passed down my family for generations. I know it is at least 100 years old, and I think it was Indian (from india...) made. It has script on the side...though i'm not sure what language. What i would like to know is what type of sword it is, where it came from, and its... show more I have a very old sword that has been passed down my family for generations. I know it is at least 100 years old, and I think it was Indian (from india...) made. It has script on the side...though i'm not sure what language. What i would like to know is what type of sword it is, where it came from, and its approximate value today.

here are some pics:

http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w325/acustalow/100_4597.jpg

http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w325/acustalow/100_4609.jpg

http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w325/acustalow/100_4594.jpg

http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w325/acustalow/100_4595.jpg

http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w325/acustalow/100_4599.jpg

thanks for your help!
Update: if the links above did not work...use this link and just scroll thru the album.

http://s520.photobucket.com/albums/w325/...


if this link doesn't work, then i give up...
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