Fine Heavy Tulwar Sword with Series of “Tears of the Wounds” Running Beads.
Date: Early 20C.
Blades of swords and daggers with free running small balls are referred to as the “Tears of the wounded” or “Tears of Allah”. This early technique is known in the Islamic cultures from as early as the 16 C. or earlier. It was applied to highly praised top quality blades only in many regions of the Ottoman empire, Middle East, Persia and India.
The heavy Tulwar sword offered here is Indian, Late 19 or early 20 C. with long heavy blade, finely fullered and with a high Yelmen spine. The blade is forged from very well laminated steel and includes three long sectors of freely running steel balls. High quality steel handle with pierced edges.
The spine of the blade is inscribed in gold Arabic letters:
سرکریم الدین خان نادر عنایت خودر
May be early Persian and could be read as:
Officer Tamim Aladin Han Nader ….. (?)
Blade 32 1/2 inches/ Total length 37 inches. Very good plus condition.
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