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An Indian Talwar dating to the 18th or early 19th century with an iron hilt applied with silver koftgari. The grip is of approximate diamond section and swollen in the middle. The cross guard quillons are swollen at the ends with disc-like terminals and broad langets extend down the blade either side from the base of the hilt in the usual manner.
The disc-shaped pommel is decorated with a finely chiselled sunburst on top and has a long tapering tang button with a swollen dome-shaped base.
The fine quality blade shows the usual wavy fold lines of mechanic damask steel and measures just over 30 inches (76.5 cm) measured along the cutting edge. The scabbard is sun bleached on one side presumably from being hung on a wall in full sunlight for some time.