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Persian Shamshir
Wootz blade
very rare signed quillon block
Bedouin sword

Persian Shamshir Wootz blade very rare signed quillon block Bedouin sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare late 18th century Persian Shamshir in later 19th century Bedouin dress.

This Shamshir measures 90cms in the scabbard, 89cms out of the scabbard and with a blade length of 77cms from the centre of the quillon block to the tip.
The hilt is constructed of bone grip slabs which have been covered in sheet silver with repousse surfaces displaying Islamic script and symbolism. The pommel cap is a simple uncapped sleeve crudely pinned though the tang.
The quillon block is of a rare bow tie shape with pierced ends and a central cartouche bearing signatures to both sides.
The blade is a very finely crafted wootz type. It is out of polish with just small areas currently showing the wootz pattern beneath and a small section of pitting to the forte.
The crude scabbard is of timber slabs with central iron suspension fittings, the same silver sheet that binds the hilt is seen on the locket and chape. A small section of ray skin covering is retained to the base of the timber.

A nice example of a Persian Shamshir with a blade and fittings that would grade up well with some attention.