Indian Tulwar sword with Silver hilt, Wootz steel blade and Devanagri inscriptions

Indian Tulwar sword with Silver hilt, Wootz steel blade and Devanagri inscriptions

 An interesting sword from Northern India, Rajastan or the Punjab, the hilt of silver or white metal perhaps originally gilt, and finely engraved or chiselled with floral decoration, and two inscriptions in Sanskrit or Devanagiri script one to either side of the lower hilt. The gently curving blade of finely crystalline wootz (damascus) steel. 19th century. Indo persian, sikh

Ref: laftul

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