Category: shamshir

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Indian Mutiny and William Hodson Display at the National Army Museum in London

victoriansword: British Mameluke-Hilted Office…

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British Mameluke-Hilted Officer’s Sabre Presented By General Lord Paget To His Aide-De-Camp Captain Diggens, Dated 1802

With curved blade double-edged in front of the yelman and with bright borders, the forte one side with an elongated panel enclosing the brightly etched inscription ‘From Major General Lord Paget To His Aide-De-Camp, Cap.tn, Diggens, 11th., Lt., Dragoons, Feb.y, 1802., ormolu hilt comprising border engraved quillon-block with bud-shaped terminals, reeded grip-strap, ivory grip-scales (old splits and minor chip), and pommel with brass-lined piercing for a sword-knot, in original wooden scabbard covered in black leather with border engraved ormolu locket, chape and suspension mounts in the Eastern fashion, the last each with suspension ring, and retaining much original gilding. 79.5 cm blade.

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Curved swords and how to cut with them – kil…

Curved swords and how to cut with them – kilij, shamshir, tulwar, sabre

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A Silver Mounted Mameluke for an Officer Serving in India 

The 75cm curved Indo-Persian blade of watered steel, silver cross-guard border engraved with a repeat floral design, button finials, silver back-strap engraved borders filled with a zig-zag pattern, two piece ivory grip plaques, wood scabbard covered with black leather, two silver hanging rings en-suite with the hilt mounts, and small silver chape, blade with some areas of pitting, scabbard leather well replaced.

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British Officer’s Sword with a Persian Shamshir Blade, Early 19th Century

The very heavy deeply curved 81 cm blade of watered steel, of Persian workmanship, unsigned, the back edge rounded, the copper-gilt stirrup shaped knuckle-guard of similar form to that of a 1796 pattern light cavalry guard but with two scrolling side bars to give additional protection to the hand, plain back-strap and domed pommel, fine one-piece chequered ivory grip.

victoriansword: Shamshir, 19th Century This …

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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.

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A Mameluke Style Sword, 19th Century

Curved, single -tip and false-edged blade, of flat section; Oriental, iron quillon with langets and straight quillons ending in buttons, decorated with gold-inlaid floral motifs, the back of the grip decorated with gilt motifs, with anatomic, ivory grip scales with angled pommel. Wooden scabbard with leather covering, white metallic and brass mounts. Worked in Oriental style, with shamshir-like quillon.

The scabbard looks like something one might see in an Indian regiment. I wonder if this might possibly have belonged to a British or Indian officer?

Indian Shamshir Presented to King Edward VII …

Indian Shamshir Presented to King Edward VII

by Pragmalji II Rao, Maharao of Cutch

A sword with a curved blade, and a solid gold enamelled hilt inlaid with diamonds arranged in a floral design. The pommel and ends of the cross-guard cast to resemble cheetah or leopard heads. The wooden scabbard encased in gold, worked in repousse and chased with designs of birds and flowers.

The enamelled hilt suggests that the sword was made in Bikaner or Jaipur, Rajasthan, two renowned centres in India for enamelling in red, blue and green. The blade also has a stamped mark usually associated with the Bikaner armoury. The scabbard was perhaps made by goldsmiths in Cutch, who produced vessels out of precious metals with similar ornamentation.

Presented to King Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, during his tour of India in 1875-76 by Pragmalji II Rao, Maharao of Cutch.

Indo-Persian Shamshir With Zulfiqar Blade, Lat…

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.

British Officer’s Sword with a Persian Shamshi…

British Officer’s Sword with a Persian Shamshir Blade, Early 19th Century

The very heavy deeply curved 81 cm blade of watered steel, of Persian workmanship, unsigned, the back edge rounded, the copper-gilt stirrup shaped knuckle-guard of similar form to that of a 1796 pattern light cavalry guard but with two scrolling side bars to give additional protection to the hand, plain back-strap and domed pommel, fine one-piece chequered ivory grip.