In good condition, a very rare Mughal ram's head shamshir with
crucible wootz steel Aradam blade.
A true "Aradam" (serrated both edges) bladed ram's head
shamshir. The blade clearly of crucible wootz steel, the patina
confirming it is 19th Century.
The 28 inch blade has some greater aging / wear to the tip end,
but is generally very good, the speckling of the patinated wootz
steel very vivid. Blade is a very little loose in its cast bronze
hilt, but nothing too detrimental. This is such a rare sword that
collectors should be jumping at it in any condition, but this example
is very good all round and therefore exceptionally well priced at
only £? (too late, now sold). Further / full-sized pictures
available upon request. Please quote item reference number C54 (641).