sword (weapons: edged)

Indian sword, tulwar, single edge curved blade slightly swollen towards the tip, extensively decorated with gold koftgari work including numerous Islamic inscriptions. The back edge also similarly decorated in a cruder hand including the date AH 1222 (=1807AD). The ‘T’ section of this blade, and the type of koftgari are both strongly redolent of Turkish blades, and it is likely that this blade was either imported from Turkey, or was made in India by a Turkish blade smith. The iron hilt is inlaid with silver in low relief in geometric designs.


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