sword (weapons: edged)

Elaborate north Indian sword, shamshir. The curved single edge blade is probably from Iran, and has a dark coloured Sham pattern of watering, and retains much of its original polished finish. The iron pommel matches the crosspiece and twin hanging bands fixed to the scabbard; all are carved in low relief and decorated with gold koftgari, and applied with numerous leaf-shaped cabochon turquoises The two-piece silver grips are embossed with stylised flowering foliage and applied with coloured pastes in imitation of rubies and diamonds. The bottom of the grip has been bound with silver bullion thread to retain a wrist strap (now missing).


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