- Dated: 19th century
- Culture: Persian
- Measurements: overall length: 36.5 inches (925mm). Blade length: 30 inches (765mm)
This Persian straight sword is known as a ‘Revival sword’, due to the fact this type of sword reviving the use of 15th Century style Islamic straight swords.
The example is larger than most, with a blade forged from Wootz Damascus, with a central panel on each side containing intricately chiselled Quaranic verses. The forte chiselled with Qajar style animal scenes.
Both sides gold inlaid in Persian ‘Sultan (Al) Sultan Akbar Shah’, attributing the sword to the reign of Persian King, Nasr al Din Shah (1848-1896). The hilt of stylistic form, with drooping monster head quillions, and etched quaranic cartouches.
- The concept of “Islamic weaponry” features this unique example of that category, known among collectors as the “Persian revival sword”.
- Confusion arises largely from categories (such as “Islamic”) imposed by writers without proper understanding of the sword’s form, function, and historical context.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Akaal Arms
Battleaxe (Tabar) with Dagger
- Dated: 19th century
- Place of Origin: Northern India
- Medium: steel, copper, brass.
- Measurements: overall length: 56 cm; axe blade length: 13 cm; dagger blade length: 26 cm
The weapon features a crescent shaped head with a steel blade covered in brass and decorated with engraved arabesque motifs. In the counter blade it has an elephant surrounded by two tigers, in a perfect silhouette, made of forged brass.
The tubular handle is completely covered in brass, ornamented with a vegetal themed chisel work. It is finished by a lotus button which serves as a handle for a small dagger hidden inside it.
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Handmade Swords - Viikinkimiekka X
- Maker: jarkko1
- Measurements: overall length: 93cm, blade length: 77, weight: 1215g
The sword, close to the R–S-types, features a blade with pattern welded with solid carbon steel edges. It has a hollow cross, and the upperguard and pommel are made from iron and they are filled with walnut wood.
Between the pommel lobes you can find twisted silver wire. The grip is made of walnut wood and moose antlers; the scabbard is made from pinewood, with leather covering and linen/wool inside while the strap slide is also made from moose antler.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen