Authentic Mughal Empire 18th Century Talwar Sword Indian Persian Blade Damascus For Sale
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Authentic Mughal Empire 18th Century Talwar Sword Indian Persian Blade Damascus:
Antique Mughal Empire 18th Century (1700's) Talwar Sword Indian Persian Shamshir Blade Authentic.
Blade measures approximately 34". It has a radical curve at the end typical of shamshir Persian sword. It is an authentic cavalry/infantry sword of the Mughal empire used by both Indo Muslim and Hindu soldiers. The Mughal empire spanned Persia and India in 18th C. so it is a mix of Mongol Persian and Indian cultures. Which inspired later British cavalry sabers. You can still see the Damascusswirls and wavy patterns. The Pommel disk may have disintegrated over time or may have been damaged in battle. There are some pin sized holes at the end of the blade. However it is definitely in good shape for a 300 year old sword that has seen some battles. It would look very cool hanging over a mantel piece and as backup burglar protection.
This will be shipped with signature upon delivery.Iron Talwar pattern sword used for many decades mainly on the Indian continent. The word talwar originated from the Sanskrit word taravāri (Sanskrit: तरवारि) which means “one-edged sword”.
The Talwar was the product of the marriage of the curved blade derived from Turco-Mongol and Persian swords and the native all-metal Indo-Muslim hilt.
The Talwar was produced in many varieties, with different types of blades.
Each has a distinctive, all-metal, Indo-Muslim hilt, developed in Medieval western India.
By Mughal times, the Talwar had become the most popular form of sword in the Subcontinent. The blade is of a shamshir (Persian: شمشیر (type, which refers to a Persian or Iranian sword with a radical curve. The name is derived from the shamshīr, which means “lion’s claw or lions tale” in the Persian language – pointing towards the curve of the blade. These types of blades are normally used for slashing unarmored opponents either on foot or mounted; while the tip could be used for thrusting. In India, the term ‘Goliya’ (meaning circle) was used to describe these types of blades; referring to their curve.