A very fine Persian shamshir sword with high quality wootz steel blade. The hilt with marine ivory grips and steel watered steel mounts decorated with gold. The crossguard similarly decorated with gold embellishment onto a damascus steel quilon block. Highly curved fine steel blade in great condition, the forte inlaid with gold in a cartouche with a prayer or dedication in arabic.Original scabbard in stunning condition, the black leather rasied in geometric designs, fine silver chape and locket to the top, and en suite watered steel hanging bands with gold decoration. 19th century, Persia/Middle East.