Early 19C Armenian / Caucasian "Damascus"
Bladed Saif, for sale
In very good condition, an extremely rare early 19C Armenian /
Caucasian "Damascus" Bladed Saif.
Armenian / regional script to one side of the blade. The blade
is not true Damascus but of that kind, hand forged, layered steel,
wootz like, and deadly; the blade is exceptional and exceptionally
sharp to this day. The quality of the metalwork to the hilt and
scabbard while being rustic is exceptionally high.
The 68.6 cm blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt.
The hilt and grip are both very good, the bronze and brass work
with a superb patina. The brass clad leather scabbard has age but
is very good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
First of these we have ever seen in 15 years and in remarkably
very good condition. We are quite likely selling way below what
we should be at just £1750. Please quote item reference number
W92. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Triangle