Origin: Marwar Region, Rajasthan
Date: 19th Century
Size: 36 inches
An interesting and collectable ’Tulwar’ sword with original Marwar hilt of similar type to item SD0012.
The large steel hilt is decorated with a thick application of silver overlay in scrolling floral design. An inscription in 'Marwadi/Marwari' is found on the underside of the pommel disk, which reads: “Sahanundaji Mahan da ni Maha Sabata…” the rest is yet to be deciphered. “Sahanundaji” is a proper name and “Mahan” means “someone of greatness or high status.”
The blade is well made and retains its original polish with a clean cut single fuller, some age wear to the blade but of no consequence.
Comes complete with its original leather over wood scabbard and silver chape.