Category: indo-persian

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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.

Janbiya or Khanjar, 19th Century

A high quality 19th century Indo-Persian jambiya or khanjar, featuring a pattern welded blade with attractive pattern and having a strong mid-rib and wavy edges, being double-edged. The hilt comprises a black horn handle, mounted with iron fittings which have gold koftgari decoration applied. Overall length 40 cm.

Indo-Persian Shamshir With Zulfiqar Blade, Late 18th-Early 19th Century

With curved waved single-edged blade terminating in a pierced Zulfiqar point decorated with gold-damascening, each tip of diamond section, the forte retaining traces of gold-damascened decoration on both sides, hilt comprising border engraved silver quillon-block with a foliate cartouche on each side, pointed langets, and tapering quillons with faceted button terminals, steel grip-strap en suite with the blade, and rounded bone grips retained by twisted silver wire at the base (wrist-strap and pommel missing). 85 cm blade.

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Indo-Persian Armour, 19th C.

A rare and beautiful set from the property of a high ranked warrior, consisting in a khula-khud, a sipar, a bazu-band, a coat of mail, two points and two maces.

Helmet with hemispherical skull, cusp of squared section at the top, on a base shaped as a truncated cone; sliding nose-piece, two plume-holders; all engraved and gilt. Decorated with six, big, richly carved and pierced cartouches at the base, featuring Arabic writings, provided with twenty-four smaller cartouches, pierced with floral motifs and with gold frame; featuring a copper leaf under the cartouches. Silver-plated, Arabic writings at the border the skull. Red cloth lining at the inside. Mail neck defense consisting in small rings with simple closure (missing parts). Height: 60 cm circa. Featuring a big, round and convex, iron sipar, provided with four studs engraved and gilt with floral motifs; decorated with nine cartouches at the center, together with twelve, smaller ones, all richly pierced with floral motifs and gold frames, with a thin, copper leaf below. Silver-inlaid, Arabic writings among four bands decorated with flowers at the border; brass support at the border. A red cloth lining at the inside, with an old label, four suspension rings. Diameter: 46.7 cm. Bass-band decorated en suite, featuring a stylized face at the top, complete with plaques to close it and with sword-shell (defects), Length: 55 cm. Coat of mail consisting in rings with simple lock, some missing parts; neck with lined cloth, provided with fringes. Height: 60 cm circa. Neck: 10 cm. Two trident heads, one with damask structure and Arabic writings, decorated with horned head, snakes and floral motifs (Height: 55 cm), the other one with socket featuring silver decorations an cusp engraved with floral motifs and silver and gold decorations (height: 54.5 cm). Two iron maces, one with horned head and remains of silver decorations (77.5 cm), the other one with bull head and remains of silver decorations.

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.

Battle Axe (Tabar) of Indo-Persian Origin