Heavy Persian shamshir sword with broad wootz blade and inlaid cartouche

Heavy Persian shamshir sword with broad wootz blade and inlaid cartouche

The heaviest bladed shamshir of this group of swords, this scimitar displays a bold calligraphic cartouche to one side with brass or gold inlay surrounding it. The hilt of bone or ivory with iron mounts. Together with a scabbard covered with black leather, and two nicely chiselled suspoension mounts, and a steel protective chape. The blade has some areas of dark patination and pitting.  18th/early 19th century.    indo persian

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