A fine Indian Mughal Shamshir with a wootz blade and gold cartouche.
This fine, as found untouched example measures 89cms long in a straight line. Its blade length is 75cms long.
The Indo-Muslim, guard less tulwar hilt is of a classical form with a slightly canted disc pommel. Its surfaces retain large amounts of its original gold and silver floral koftgari, motifs typical to the South Indian Deccan plateau regions.
The blade is of a Persian Shamshir for and of wootz construction. A fine watered surface can be seen throughout the blade and an untranslated gold cartouche with sunflower has been applied to the right face of the blade, approx 10cms from the tip of the hilts langet.
The sword is without a scabbard.
A fine example of an 18th century Mughal Indian Shamshir with gold cartouche and hilt embellishments.