Item #: BQ2346 -- 18th/19th C. Indian Tulwar-hilted Shamshir -- $2750.00
The tulwar style hilt is chiseled in relief with flowering plants and blossoms. The hand forged blade, possibly of wootz steel but showing no evident pattern, sharply curved with multiple fullers and 18 cm. false edge, the right side having double inlaid gold cartouches. Fine condition, the blade cleaned, showing numerous scattered areas of minor pitting and striated grain. The knucklebow a later addition. Lacking scabbard. 91 cm. overall.