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Fine 18th C. Mughal Indian Tulwar Sword with Wootz Watered Steel Blade

( ID: is647 )

An 18th C. Indian Mughal tulwar with a fine damascus blade retaining a gold inlaid cartouche. This example is mounted with a handle richly decorated in thick gold koftgari which remains in nearly 100% condition.  The blade has a fine wootz pattern, which appears to be a mix of sham and crystalline damascus, quite uncommon.  The sword is well balanced overall and of very pleasing appearance.

 

Overall length is 34", blade is 29".

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