Sword Shamshir «Steppe Tulip»
Damascus steel blade, curved single-edged. The surface of the blade is decorated with figured cartouches filled with floral ornaments. All elements are made using gold wire inlay technique. Ephesus is formed by a hilt and a crosshair. The handle is Iranian-shaped, overlaid with gold and decorated with floral ornaments. The handle has an octagonal cross-section. The head of the hilt is perpendicular to the handle and is a jade cap with a small gold rivet decorated with a garnet. The crosshair is overlaid with gold, with straight long ends ending in profiled balls. The crosshair and black handle are trimmed with stone inserts. The scabbard is wooden, covered with green leather. The surface of the device is completely decorated with floral ornaments and inserts of colored stones. The seam on the scabbard is closed with an ornamental stripe. The head of the scabbard is decorated with a large tassel decorated with a scattering of stones. Shamshir is a curved Persian saber, good blades were always made of damask or damask steel. Shamshir was worn with the blade down, hanging from the left side of the belt on two belts. Since the reign of Nadir Shah, i.e. since the middle of the 18th century, the decoration of weapons has become more and more sophisticated and more and more often quotes from the Koran or Saadi’s verses in rhombic cartouches appear on it. The blades of the second half of the 18th century began to be decorated with floral designs. The laconic decor of the saber, sustained in the classic Persian style, combined with high craftsmanship and its singularity, make the presented work interesting for collecting.
Material: Mosaic Damascus steel, silver, gold, garnets (1113 pieces), chrysolites (370 pieces), jade, wood (maple), leather.
Technique of execution: Forging, polishing, edging, cutting, soldering, mounting, engraving, chasing.
Overall size: 1074 mm
Length without scabbard: 987 mm
Stick length: 180mm
Blade length: 824 mm
Blade width: 37 mm
Blade thickness: 6.5-4 mm