Category: indian

Indian Khanda, 19th Century 85.5 cm wootz bl…

Indian Khanda, 19th Century

85.5 cm wootz blade with shaped strengthening plate, tulwar-type basket hilt with finger guard, shaped lanyard ring, curved spiked pommel, 109 cm long overall, 19th century.

British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer’s S…

British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword with an Indian Blade

The wide heavy curved 75 cm blade of watered steel back-edged for the last 24 cm, the back edge deeply chiseled with an intricate repeat floral pattern with the remains of gold koftgari work, plain steel stirrup knuckle-guard of typical 1796 form, wide shield shaped langets, faceted back-strap, polished single piece ribbed horn grip.

victoriansword: Indian Cavalry Trooper’s Sword…

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Indian Cavalry Trooper’s Sword in the Style of a British Pattern 1853 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword

Probably for a sowar of one of the Indian cavalry regiments of the Bombay, Bengal, or Madras Army, and made in Sialkot when it was still a part of India (now Pakistan).

A.A. GHOLAM JEELAN, SIALKOT, A PAKISTANI CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD, circa 1860 and strongly based on the British 1853 Pattern, with curved 30 1/2in. blade blind-fullered for two thirds of its length, the forte signed ‘A.A. GHOLAM JEELAN, SIALKOT’, iron three-bar hilt with small fixed inner guard, leather grip-piece with broad impressed chequering and secured by five large rivets and flat riveted pommel-cap, together with its embossed leather scabbard with leather covered reinforcing bands near throat and sheet iron drag covering fully one third of the scabbard

British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Style Offic…

British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Style Officer’s Sword with an Indian Blade, Early 19th Century

The heavy deeply curved 80 cm blade of Indian workmanship cut with shallow double grooves to each side, struck with a single small armourers mark and engraved with a short inscription in Islamic script, copper-gilt hilt, 1796 style knuckle-guard, rounded langets, finely cast and chased pommel in the form of a lions head, faceted back-strap, fish-skin covered grip bound with copper wire.

victoriansword: Indian Tulwar, 19th Century …

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Indian Tulwar, 19th Century

Curved single edged blade with double fullers, at the base remains of gold decorations, iron grip decorated with gold inlays depicting floral motifs, provided with a second front guard having two loops and pierced shell-guard, length 91 cm.

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Sword sharpening in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Indian Jade and Silver Hilt Khanjar, 17th or 1…

Indian Jade and Silver Hilt Khanjar, 17th or 18th Century

With slightly curved double-edged blade of finely watered wootz steel with a double-filler over each side forming a narrow medial ridge to the reinforced point, hilt comprising silver quillon-block with pointed langets and downcurved quillons each with stylised makara-head terminal, and faceted grip of light greyish green jade rising up to a beaked rounded pommel, in its wooden scabbard covered in fishskin (minor damage) with silver locket and chape embossed and chased with a repeated design of foliage. 17.2 cm blade.

Indian Khyber Knife/Sword (Choora, Churra, Cha…

Indian Khyber Knife/Sword (Choora, Churra, Charay), 19th Century

Straight 25 inch single edged blade decorated on both sides with engraved and gold overlaid scenes of animal combat. Bolster with panels of gold overlaid scrollwork. Green hardstone gripscales.

victoriansword: Indian (Deccan) khula-khud (h…

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Indian (Deccan) khula-khud (helmet), zirah baktar (mail and plate shirt) 17th Century approx. 95 cm. long, the long-sleeved mail shirt with eight frontal plaques embellished with gilt mounts, the back with five vertical rows of small plaques, Persian / Ottoman bazu band (vambrace/arm guard), pair of red leather boots with one Ottoman mail-and-plate kolçak (greaves or shin armor).

17th Century Indian Plated Mail Coat (Zirah Ba…

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17th Century Indian Plated Mail Coat (Zirah Baktar)