Old Indo-Persian Zafar Takieh Sword - 7182
The ‘Zafar Takieh’ (literally ‘the cushion of victory’) is a type of ceremonial sword used by Indian kings and princes as part of their formal dress when accepting formal audience or respected guests. The prince would seat in his cushion thrown with his hand rest on the hilt of the sword specially designed for it. This one is an 19th Century piece, composed of a heavy Khyber sword blade, 19 inches long and a silver (?) plated classical Zafar Takieh handle. Total length 23 inch. Good condition with an old breakage at the top of the guard. A really rare piece with all parts original untouched or replaced.