Place of Origin: Rajasthan (India)
Date: 18th-19th Century
A late 18th or early 19th century Indian shamshir sword with heavily chiselled and chased iron tulwar hilt in floral scroll and foliate interlace arrangements, all done in a style that suggests the craftsman was influenced by silver work from Kutch.
Delicate quillion stalks, with large rounded quillion terminals, a knuckle chased with a leafy stalk and a makara finial. The hilt has a pronounced cant which is a feature seen on various northern tulwars, but frequently on 17th or 18th century tulwar swords from Sind. A large pommel disk with a floral border, and further central sunburst disc with a round bulbous finial.
A heavy steel, wedge shaped blade of considerable curvature in high polish, housed in a contemporary wooden scabbard with silver chape.