Shamshir, 19th Century
This is a wonderful example of an Indo Persian Scimitar Shamshir Sword which dates from the mid to late 19th Century. It is mounted with a nice curved blade that measures 27 ½ inches in length. The blade although shows to have received multiple cleanings from over the years reflecting old pitting scars, all of the gorgeous gold inlay remains beautifully present on either side just next to the guard. The fabulous multi faceted mother of pearl hilt has also survived in excellent condition with only a couple of hairline cracks in a couple of the panels, nevertheless overall remains very sturdy in its condition and with all the gold pins and rivets still securely in place. The crossguard has darkly patined with age but also continues to wear most of its original gold inlay as well. The wooden scabbard has been recovered with fresh fabric in recent years, however the original beautiful gold inlaid fittings are all present and remain lovely in their condition. Overall measuring 36 3/8 inches in length.