Antique Indo Persian Islamic Mughal Indian Damascus Steel Sword Talwar Tulwar
Antique, 18th century, Indo-Persian, Islamic, Mughal India, Udaipur Rajasthan, Indian sword, Talwar-Tulwar.
DETAILS: Slightly curved, single-edged, very heavy and sturdy blade with a false edge (Yelmen), hand-forged from Damascus steel with excellent quality watered pattern.
The steel hilt of the Shah Jahani type comprised of a baluster grip, a cross-guard formed of shaped quillons and long langets, a large disc-shaped pommel decorated with carved radiating rays, and surmounted with a helmet-shaped finial with a spike.
Based on my over 50 years of handling antique swords, this sword can easily cut through the Indo Persian steel helmet Khula Khud.
A comparable sword with a similar hilt and blade dating back to 1725 AD is published in the book "Indian Arms and Armour" by G.N. Pant. Volume II. PLATE XIII.
The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.
Overall length: 99 cm (38.99 inches)
Length of the blade: 85.5 cm (33.66 inches)
WEIGHT: 1.283 kg (2.83 pounds)
CONDITION: This sword is in good original condition considering its age of over 200 years. It shows its age and use.
Please see all 11 pictures in the listing as they are part of the object's condition description.