Nice 19th C. Arabic Army Officer's Saif Shamshir Sword In Silver Gilt Mounts
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Nice 19th C. Arabic Army Officer's Saif Shamshir Sword In Silver Gilt Mounts:
Very attractive Arabic Saif saber most likely to date from around mid to late 1800s, having a sturdy slightly curved single edged blade with a false edge and clip point tip, having gilded engraved decorations and Arabic writings on one side of ricasso, the rest with average patina and scattered areas of fine pitting. Very ornate silvered mounts, the front side was cleaned, the back however is showing original multicolored silver tarnish which could easily be cleaned as well to the new owner's choice. This nice looking saber is solid and in combat ready condition. overall 36" blade 31".