Antique Indo Persian Islamic Sword Sikh Tulwar
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Rare antique 18th century Mughal Indian Sikh sword Tuwar. DETAILS: A Silver-plated hilt of typical Northern Indian Islamic Tulwar type with a bellied grip that runs down to form short quillons, merging into shaped langets, with a saucer shaped pommel. A double edged straight blade with a clearly visible very fine and high quality Damascus steel Wootz pattern, bearing at the forte a gold inlaid crescent moon, and a langet engraved with calligraphic writing. The sword comes with its red velvet covered wooden scabbard with a steel chape.
References: Two swords with similar hilts and alike double edged blades dated to the 17th -18th century, where one belongs to Maharajah Bakhut Singh of Jodhpur, and the other to Maharajah Ajit Singh of Jodhpur, are published in the book The Arts and Antiquities of India by Gordon Sanderson. Page 23 fig: A 189,190. For comparable Damascus steel Mughal blades with very fine high quality wootz patterns please see On Damascus Steel by Leo S. Figiel.
MEASUREMENTS: The overall length with the scabbard is approximately: 81 cm (32 in). The overall length without the scabbard is approximately: 73 cm (28 3/4 in).
CONDITION: This sword is in good condition, the velvet on the scabbard is a later replacement.
Shipping:Negotiated with Seller
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- 18th century
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