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19thc Antique Persian - Qajar - Bull Head Mace No Shamshir Tulwar Wootz For Sale
19th Century Persian Bull Mace 'Gorz' from the Qajar Period Overall length:29.5in (752mm)Reference: 10343 A ceremonial Persian Bull Head mace from the Qajar period (late 19th Century). Of hollow steel construction, the tubular haft has a bulbous end, and is securely mounted with a large Bull or Cow head, decorated with silver decoration (worn). Large protruding ears, and long curved horns. A shaped smiling mouth, with large pierced nostrils. A little known fact about these mace is that they whistle when swung in the air. This is caused by fast moving air rushing through the open nostrils and ears. It is entirely plausible that this is an intentional design feature, and would create quite an effect, especially if more than one mace where to be swung in this manner during a parade. <em>See Page 261 in Arms and Armour (Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani) 2006, for a discussion on these Mace, and an image of a similar example UsAkaal Arms is a UK based company which was established in 2002 to bring antique Indian arms and armour to a worldwide audience. Rare and beautiful examples have been sourced from English Arms and Antique fairs, private collections and even Manor houses, for the client who is looking for that exceptional piece of history. "Spurred on by my interest in history and culture, I have travelled far and wide in search of elusive and rare Antique weaponry. Along the way I have gained knowledge and experience in the massive Indian arsenal, and a good knowledge and respect of weapons from India’s surrounding countries as well.I have been fortunate enough to help build world class private collections. I also offer advice, consultation and insurance valuations for my clients; some of whom, I have been serving for almost 10 years. Now, Akaal Arms is a world leader, not only supplying globally, but buying from collections all over the world. I particularly enjoy finding extraordinary objects for my customers to buy, invest and enjoy".Runjeet SinghAftercareWe are lovers of Antique Arms and Armour too! Each piece is handled with the respect and care it deserves. We have commissioned the manufacture of custom made sword/dagger covers. Each purchase will be placed in one of these covers* before being professionally packed ready for shipment. Prior to this, each item is examined and if necessary de-greased, and then coated with Renaissance wax.*Subject to availability and size suitability.Terms and Conditions Our GuaranteeAll items are guaranteed to be genuine, as described and illustrated. OrderingAll prices are in US Dollars ($) unless marked POA (price on application). Purchasing an item can be done via email, or the website ordering/contact form. Akaal Arms runs a strictly ‘first come, first served’ policy. If multiple enquires are received for a single item, then the enquiries will be treated chronologically.Items will be held for a maximum of 7 days while payment is being made. Extensions are considered, and judged on an individual basis. Items can normally be secured with a 20% non-refundable deposit. Return PolicyAkaal Arms takes great care to provide detailed photographs of all items, and provide accurate descriptions detailing any defects or restorations. Therefore it is likely that the buyer knows exactly what he or she is buying. Nonetheless, if the buyer is still not happy, and it can be proved that Akaal Arms has made a gross error in a description, then the order may be returned for a full refund or credit. Otherwise all sales are final. ShippingPrices exclude shipping, and these are calculated depending on the final destination. Our standard shipping contractors are Fed-Ex and UPS, but other companies can also be used. We charge the actual shipping price only, and hold a very good track record for prompt delivery, and a good after-care service.
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19thc Antique Persian - Qajar - Bull Head Mace No Shamshir Tulwar Wootz : $995