Category Archives: antique Arab and islamic arms and armour

TURKISH OTTOMAN SILVER GILT MACE weapon

Rare and fine Ottoman mace with gilt-silver mounts. The head with multiple flanges pierced and decorated with scrolling decoration. The shaft covered in fine black hide and seam sewn with gilt metal wire thread. 17th/early 18th century. 64 cms, as used at Siege of Vienna, very fine war example

 

 

Two antique 19th century Sudanese kaskara swords

Two antique 19th century Sudanese kaskara swords one with islamic arabic calligraphic script, the other with man in the moon makers marks, ‘crusader’ style cruciform leather hilts and broadsword steel blades

Spectacular quality Afghan or Persian Pulwar or Pulwouar sword with shamshir blade

Fine quality indo Persian or Afghan All steel sword Pulwar or Pulwouar (tulwar).

Fine afghan Pulwouar sword with shamshir blade
Fine Indo-Persian Pulwouar sword from Afghanistan

The hilt of the finest shaped pierced steel exquisitely perforated in bands, the pommel containing small stones reputedly from the Holy Moslem city of Mecca, The shamshir type blade deeply curved and with a cartouche conataining arabic calligraphy, a talismanic square or bedouh containing numbers, and a small chiselled inscription along the back edge. A fantastic example of the scarce from of islamic sword, a genuine antique piece dating to the 18th or early 19th century., Northern India or Afghanistan

Fine Indo-Persian Pulwouar sword from Afghanistan
Fine antique Indo-Persian Pulwouar sword from Afghanistan