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Sword (Talwar)  Dated: late 18th century Culture: Indian

Sword (Talwar) Dated: late century Culture: Indian

Indian (Vijayanagara) katar, second half 16th century, detail view, steel, silver, gold, leather, shark's teeth ,  L. 30 1/2 in. (77.5 cm), Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Met Museum.

Indian (Vijayanagara) katar, second half century, steel, silver, gold…

A khanda,  is a South Asian double-edge straight sword India 1800

A khanda, is a South Asian double-edge straight sword India 1800

An important tulvar signed Assad Allah, 17th century

Lot: An important tulvar signed Assad Allah, Lot Number: Starting Bid: Auctioneer: Czerny's International Auction House, Auction: Fine Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria, Date: October 2009 UTC

Talwar; blued steel hilt with scrolling knucklebow, flat disc pommel with swivel, short crossguard above tiger head langet with blade in its mouth; gilt inscriptions; back-edged curved steel blade with gilt inscription; green velvet covered scabbard.The sword belonged to Tipu Sultan (1750-99), the so-called Tiger of Mysore. Tipu Sultan succeeded as ruler of the South Indian state of Mysore in 1782, where he built a sophisticated and modern court around his palace at Seringapatam. He spent…

blued steel hilt with scrolling knucklebow, flat disc pommel with swivel, short crossguard above tiger head langet with blade in its mouth;

Tulwar Handle from The Caravana Collection, see it at www.caravanacollection.com

Tulwar Handle from The Caravana Collection, see it at www.caravanacollection.com

Antique Gold Indian Tulwar sword by Ashoka Arts, via Flickr

Fine gold koftgari decorated Indian tulwar sword with gold inalid cartouche on the blade.

Sword of Tipu Sultan at Powis Castle, Welshpool, Powys.

Sword of Tipu Sultan at Powis Castle, Welshpool, Powys.

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Indian sword hilt, extensive carvings of flowers and leaves, the raised surfaces applied with gold, the guard is in the form of a tiger rearing up with the pommel in the shape of an elephant whose trunk is wrapped around the attacking tiger below.

19th Century North Indian Silver Ricasso Tulwar A finely decorated Tulwar from the North of Indian. The almost perfect hilt is lavishly covered in silver with intricate floral patterns. The blade is of high quality with a sharp edge, its ricasso section also decorated with intricate silver work (Koftgari) outlining the langets. The sword is paired with its original wooden scabbard, finished with leather & velvet. A complete Indian sword in very good condition.

19th Century North Indian Silver Ricasso Tulwar A finely decorated Tulwar from the North of Indian. The almost perfect hilt is lavishly covered in silver with intricate floral patterns. The blade is of high quality with a sharp edge, its ricasso section also decorated with intricate silver work (Koftgari) outlining the langets. The sword is paired with its original wooden scabbard, finished with leather & velvet. A complete Indian sword in very good condition.

Indian khanjar dagger, mid 19th century,  re-curving 8 1/2 in blade, finely forged with a central rib and slightly thickened tip. Steel handle finely decorated with silver images of flowers and animals. Original wood scabbard with green velvet cover. Total length 13 1/2 inches.

Indian khanjar dagger, mid 19th century, re-curving 8 1/2 in blade, finely forged with a central rib and slightly thickened tip. Steel handle finely decorated with silver images of flowers and animals. Original wood scabbard with green velvet cover. Total length 13 1/2 inches.

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