19th Century Silver Arabian Saif / Persian
Shamshir, Wootz Blade (sold)
A fine silver Arabian Saif / Persian Shamshir, 19 Century, Wootz
watering just visible, forging lines clear along spine.
A fine shamshir or saif, the clearly traditionally forged blade
worn and pitted in places, but the wootz still visible here and
there, plus the tell tale forging lines clearly evident along the
length of the backbone of the blade. 29 3/4 Inch curved blade firm
in the hilt. The hilt and scabbard both with elaborate fine patterning.
I am confident the majority of the scabbard and hilt metalwork is
silver, as it tarnishes and there is no sign of rust to indicate
steel. I believe the crossguard and scabbard suspension rings are
Further / full sized images upon request. Item number 593 Box 213-1m.