Indo-Persian Hunting Sword

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James B
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Indo-Persian Hunting Sword

Post by James B » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:08 pm

Hello,

Is anyone well versed in Indian/Persian swords?

Pictures attached.

Can anyone shed any light to what period and/or area this sword comes from?

An Asiatic lion is on one side of the hilt, an Asiatic tiger on the other. Rams head pommel.

Thanks,

James
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Will
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Re: Indo-Persian Hunting Sword

Post by Will » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:33 pm

This looks fairly modern.

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Re: Indo-Persian Hunting Sword

Post by James B » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:14 pm

Hi Will,

Thanks again for you quick response.

I was thinking 19th century.

I have found another sword almost exactly the same as mine - https://www.faganarms.com/products/rare ... ng-sword-1 - see what you think.

The company seems to be the 'real deal', so at least I can be fairly sure it is real.

I would have thought that a few of these would have been made for an aristocratic Indian/Persian family to use on their hunting/outdoor pursuits.

Thanks,

James

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Re: Indo-Persian Hunting Sword

Post by James B » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:34 pm

Picture of sword prior to cleaning.
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Bryce
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Re: Indo-Persian Hunting Sword

Post by Bryce » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:33 pm

G'day James,
Unfortunately I know very little about Indo-Persian arms. I wouldn't base any thing solely on the fact that Faganarms has a similar sword for sale though as I have seen several aged reproduction swords for sale on their site before. If the blade is made of wootz steel you can be pretty sure it is authentic.
Cheers,
Bryce

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Re: Indo-Persian Hunting Sword

Post by Will » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:49 pm

Bryce I did see Faganarms sold a Ceylon sword, actually a "Commander Barnes" sword made in China. When I see this I tend not to believe their descriptions of other swords.

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