Persian Filigree Scimitar

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Dagger: 45cm x 14cm x 2cm

Scabbard: 36cm x 5cm x 2cm

Wheight: 580g

Age: Possibly Early – Mid 20th Century

  • German Silver
  • Beautifully Ornate
  • Hand Crafted
  • Hand Made

Out of stock

Description

Persian Filigree Scimitar

A scimitar (/ˈsɪmɪtər/ or /ˈsɪmɪtɑːr/) is a backsword or sabre with a curved blade, originating in the Middle East. The sheath and handle has a  a rope design that outlines the sheath and handle. It measures 50cm long, the blade measures 30cm long.  It shows signs of age, such as surface scratches on both the handles and sheath, as well as some dullness to the silver finish. The Handle and Sheath appears to be made from Melkhior also known as German silver while the blade is made of steal. This Persian Filigree Scimitar has 3 glass/hard plastic ruby like composite embedded on the handle and sheath.

The curved sword or “scimitar” was widespread throughout the Middle East from at least the Ottoman period, with early examples dating to Abbasid era (9th century) Khurasan. The type harks back to the makhaira type of antiquity, but the Arabic term saif is probably from the same source as Greek xiphos (the straight, double-edged sword of Greek antiquity). The Persian sword now called “shamshir” appears by the 12th century and was popularized in Persia by the early 16th century. Read More

 

 

Additional information

Weight0.58 kg
Dimensions50 × 14 × 2 cm

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