Editor's Note: Text below translated by Google from German. Sword presented as a 'Kilic', though the style is frequently referred to as a scimitar or shamshir in English. As always the distinction between these types is blurred at best, and there appear to have been no formal difference existing between most Middle Eastern sword types, with sword makers free to move around between types, borrowing from styles that suited them. This is in stark contrast to Japan where styles appear to have been rigidly formalised since at least the middle ages.
Lot No. 2212
Persia, 19th Century.
Both sides repeatedly fluted, heavy-edged blade made of fine Wootzdamast with slightly broadened, double-edged point. On terzseitigen approach two measured total inge put cartridges "Tamasp the servant of the Lord of the rule" and "work the calf Ali of Isfahan". In the two-sided, long groove four measured total inge put font cartridge fork between leaf decoration. Iron hilt with side cut dragon heads. Handle and mid irons placed on both sides with birds between vine and foliage in silver and four turquoise cabochons. Textile-covered wooden scabbard with ensuite silver-inlaid on both sides down, engraved and turquoise occupied iron fittings. Two lifting eyes with attached lanyard. Length 87.5 cm.
Condition: II + Limit: 16000 EURO Sold 16100 EURO 2014