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Fine 19th Century Afghan Pulwar / Pulouar Sabre, sold

A very fine 19th Century Afghan pulwar, complete with original scabbard, high quality steel blade with wootz signature, sharp as a razor, in very good condition for its age.

Fine 19th Century Afghan Pulwar / Pulouar Sabre

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This is a very impressive sword, especially the blade, though the hilt is fine and magnificent too. We had trouble determining if the blade is of very high quality steel or very high quality steel that has been plated; we are sure the former as can see no deterioration of any plating as you would expect, especially along the exceptionally sharp cutting edge. The steel shows some wootz patterning, but it it very subtle. The blade is not thick, but certainly quite heavy for what is there, and very strong, and particularly sharp. The blade would command respect, we believe, even amongst Japanese nihonto collectors.

The 29 3/4 inch blade has the remains of marks under one langet and to the spine, and is form in the hilt. The hilt in generally very good order, some wear, minor dents. The scabbard is aged and worn but sound. The sabre sheathes and draws very well.

A superb example. Please quote item reference number H89 (998). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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