Important 17th C. Royal Indian Mughal Zafar Takieh Tulwar Sword with beautiful wootz kilij style blade (ID: is923)
Important 17th C. Royal Indian Mughal Zafar Takieh Tulwar Sword with beautiful wootz kilij style blade
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17th C. Mughal zafar takiyah sword.
The handle is a standard zafar takieh shape, which translates as "crutch of victory" and would be utilized by nabobs and princes when reclining at court. The handle is iron overlaid with koftgari much of which remains, roughly 80%. The blade is a work of art. Heavy for it's size and finely chiseled with different fullering on either side, the designs follow an example attributed to Emperor Aurangzeb, and an example in the Hermitage Museum, even down to the hemispherical koftgari.
The blade displays beautiful wootz on one side and is polished bright on the other, again similar to the two other extant examples. Overall length is 24", blade is 18 1/4", and 1 1/2" wide at the widest point, and 3/8" thick. There is also a number or inscription in Devangari stamped at the forte.
An important sword and missing from most serious collections.
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