ANTIQUE INDO PERSIAN SWORD PALAH
Indo Persian sword Palah, Persia late Qajar period, 19th century. A curved single edged blade with etched Arabic calligraphy on the both sides. Forte decorated with lobed cartouches containing huntsmen with the bow and animals, all on floral ground. This extremely heavy and thick blade is well-balanced, solid steel cross guard and pistol shape grip with chequered pattern and scrolling foliage engraved pommel. Very similar sword is published in the book Weapons of the Islamic Word Swords & Armour Exhibition Held At The ISLAMIC GALLERY IN KING FAISAL FUNDATION CENTER-Riyadh 1991, page 78, figure 64. The entire length of the sword measured in a straight line is 31 inches (79cm).
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