18thc Indian Mughal Horse Head Tulwar Sword No Shamshir Katar Pesh Indo-persian
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18thc Indian Mughal Horse Head Tulwar Sword No Shamshir Katar Pesh Indo-persian:
18th Century Indian Horse Head Tulwar Sword
Overall length:38in (965mm)Blade length:32.5in (825mm)Reference: 10306
A very attractive 18th Century sword from Mughal India, probably Rajasthan.
The iron hilt shows good age, and is beautifully decorated with silver-gilt in scrolling floral patterns (silver-gilt partly worn). The horse head pommel is in the style of Jade/stone hilted Mughal daggers of the same period. The horse head is nicely chiselled with pointed ears, and a chiselled bridle - well detailed with the horses mouth open, and the teeth visible.
The long slender blade is forged from Wootz Damascus, and has been scarf welded where the hard steel blade is welded to a softer more flexible heel. A small forging flaw close to the tip, and some light pitting in places. An old wooden scabbard covered with decorative cloth, worn in places, and some damage to the tip.
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