Indo Persian Zulfiqar shamshir sword with serrated blade and gold damascene

A heavy Indo Persian shamshir sword, serrated waved curved blade with Zulfiqar split blade tip pertaining to the broken sword of Ali. The thick steel blade engraved with animals and mythical beasts for its entire length, with additional gold damascening details, the steel crossguard decorated with gold, ivory gripscales, iron pommelcap missing.  19th century, Northen India/Afghanistan

Ref: ALS

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