19th Century Indo-Persian Tulwar, Koftgari
hilt, Wootz blade, sold
Clearly made from Wootz steel, this watered blade koftgari hilted
tulwar is in very reasonable condition.
As you can see from the dappled patina to the blade, it has been
made with wootz steel and even appears to be a so-called "watered"
blade. With quite a bit of the kofgari inlay remaining, this is
quite a respectable tulwar and must have once been something quite
special. Unlike many tulwars, this is very well built and is satisfyingly
sturdy / heavy; quite an efficient and awesome weapon.
The 29 inch multi-fullered blade is double edged for the last quarter
and firm in the hilt. The entire sword is aged and worn of course,
but sound. Available for £xxx (too late, now sold - original
sales price divulged for a small fee). Further / full sized images
upon request. My item number 945 (542).