This beautiful sword has come together exactly as I had hoped it would and I'm so fond of it I honestly don't care if it sells or not. It has been assembled from an Indian made silver inlayed koftgari embellished hilt I had specially made for the sword and a saber blade I bought from Medieval Fightclub which I heavily reprofiled and polished. I created a thread about the sword as I was making it: sword-site.com/thread/962/mughal-sword Blade is approximately 4.5mm thick with minimal distal taper to increase the power behind each cut. I mentioned it in the post but for those who haven't read the link above the blade has a little forge fold in it (visible in photos) that I thought added character so rather than mercilessly grinding it out I left it in place.
978 grams / 2.1 lbs 30 & 1/2 inches long Point of balance approximately 8 & 1/2 inches from guard Grip is filled with shock absorbing construction adhesive (Liquid Nails) so this is not a sword that suffers from strong vibration nodes Tang almost as wide as the hilt
It's quite springy though the blade has enough meat it in it to make it really stiff - definitely functional. It didn't come with a HRC rating but I'd put it at a comfortable 50. I also tempered the blade's cutting edge again myself to a warm blue. The steel handled like 1060 when I ground it, so I suspect that's the steel the blade was made from, it's extremely tough, though it's possible it might be from the 50 series like car springs. Both make great swords. The blade has been extensively shaped with forging too by the looks of it, which tends to raise the carbon count.
A little Indian brave who before he was ten/played war games inthe woods with his Indian friends/& he built a dream that when he grew up/he would be a Fierce Warrior Indian Chief
Many moons passed & for the boy the dream grew strong until tomorrow he would sing his first war song/& fight his first battle/but something went wrong
Suprise attack killed him in his sleep that night
And so castles made of sand/melt into the sea/eventually