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Qajar Dynasty, a rare form. The hilt Syrian, with dark horn grips, the guard gold inlaid. The fineblade displaying complex forging; broad, single-edged and multi-fullered, and forged of Persian black damascus wootz steel retaining much glossy finish, with finely inlaid gold panels to each side of the forte with inscriptions invoking God’s blessing. In its leather-covered wooden scabbard, the steel mounts with silver-inlaid borders. Early 19th c. Light wear. Blades of this form are considered in detail in The Arms Collecting Journal, Vol. 40 #1, 2002, The Persian Shamshir and the Signature of Assad Allah by Oliver Pinchot, and on our blog page: http://auctionsimperial.com/om-the-persian-shamshir-and-the-signature-of-assad-allah/ Overall length 92.5cm. Condition II

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Estimate $2,000 - $3,000May 19, 2018
Auction Curated By:
Oliver S Pinchot PhD
Director and Specialist
1910 Thomes ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001
United States
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