old and unusual persian shamshir sword. Brass engraved fittings including hanging bands on the scabbard, crossguard and hilt mounts. The blade of very good steel, deeply curved, and with multiple fullers, possible signs of watering. Hilt with bone slab grips. Scabbard covered with a black material, brass engraved chape. The blade is set in the traditional persian way into the hilt with white hard material.