Fine Antique 19th C. Mughal Indian Presentation Solid Silver Gilt Shamshir Sword Tulwar with wootz blade (ID: is1127)
Fine Antique 19th C. Mughal Indian Presentation Solid Silver Gilt Shamshir Sword Tulwar with wootz blade
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A very fine 19th C. Indian Mughal shamshir, with a solid silver gilt handle in the form of a lions head inlaid with what appears to be smoky quartz and a ruby (glows beautifully under a blacklight, indicating an original and early mined stone). The handle is finely chiseled and chased with floral designs with makara head quillons. The original scabbard is mounted with silver ensuite mounts and retains it's original velvet now displaying a few losses.
The blade is Persian and 18th C. inlaid with a gold cartouche, and displays a fine wootz pattern throughout and a distinct hardened edge as a true fighting blade.
Overall length is 36", blade is 29".