Safavid period Persian Axe with chiselled wootz steel blade

Safavid period Persian Axe with chiselled wootz steel blade

A nice early Persian War or Saddle-Axe 'Tabarzin', dating to the late 17th or 18th centuries. Heavy steel head of wootz steel, chiselled and pierced with designs and calligraphy. The underside with a cartouche containing arabic calligraphy perhaps the makers name. Mounted on a wooden shaft reinforced with steel down the centre, and with steel rivets, the grip of facetted steel. Very much a high quality, heavy weight functional fighting piece. The head with rubbing and wear overall, watering faint but present. This axe dates to the late Safavid period of Persian history. indo persian, qjar axe, tabarzin, saddle-axe, damascus steel, middle-east

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