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Fine North Indian Indo-Persian Mughal Shamshir Sword, Circa 1800 with wootz and gold blade

( ID: is1282 )

A fine example of an Indian shamshir displaying all of the elements of a high-quality sword.  The sword likely of Mughal origin, or North Indian, is mounted with bone grips and with iron mounts damascened in gold, retaining the original chape with much of the gold koftgari.  The scabbard is then entirely mounted in repoussed silver with elements of Bhuj or Sindi workmanship, indicating possibly a Northwest Indian origin.

The blade of very fine quality entirely of a vivid wootz or watered steel pattern with a chiseled forte overlaid in gold, with elements of neo-Mamluk chiseling, likely a Turkish influenced blade and of late 18th-early 19th c.origin.

The sword retaining its original textile and rope carrying sling.

Overall length is 36", blade is 31".

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