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Shamshir from Persia (CA. 1800)

In Farsi “Shamshir” (“s”) literally means “sword”. This Shamshir made in Shiraz, about 1794-1800, It is made of Indian wootz steel, in the slot inserted small pearls, finishing made of gold, on the blade – Persian poetic inscriptions and dedications. The ivory handle is decorated with gold, enamel, pearls. For …

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