Antique Indo Persian Islamic Sword Indian Talwar Tulwar 18th century Mughal India
Antique Indo - Persian, Islamic sword, Indian Talwar - Tulwar 18th century Mughal India.
DETAILS: An iron hilt of typical 18th century Northern Indian Islamic type, with a large prominent disk-shaped pommel surmounted by the bud - shaped finial, a cross-guard formed with a pair of short quillons with swollen terminals and long shaped langets, a knuckle bow with a stylized dragon head terminal.
A broad sturdy curved single edged hand forged steel blade with a false edge – yelmen, cut on each face with full – length fuller, chiseled with maker's mark and slightly visible Damascus watered lamination pattern. The wooden scabbard bound in black fabric and mounted with steel chape.
CONDITION: Signs of usage and wear, blade and hilt are slightly pitted.
Overall length with the scabbard: 84 cm (33.07 inches)
Overall length without scabbard: 81 cm (31.89 inches)
Length of the blade: 70 cm (27.56 inches)
Width of the blade at the ricasso: 3.4cm (1.34 inches)