Indian Zulfiqar Haladie with serrated blades. Scarce form of Indian dagger also found in other areas of the muslim world, such as the middle east, Syria and even Sudan. This example evokes the zulfiqar sword with its split tip, particular reference to the shia branch of Islam. The haladie is peculiar in having two blades in opposing sides of the grip, this example has recurved blades with the edges serrated.
The guards to each side of the grip are headed with animals, the fortes of the blade and guards are decorated with silver embellishment, and cartouches within which is calligraphy in gold. The handle of ribbed steel. Dating to the earlier part of the 19th century, probably North Indian. 67 cems long overall, some wear to the decoration and age wear overall.