Origin: India (
Marwar (also called Jodhpur region))
Date: 19th century
Materials: Gold, Steel and Wootz
A Marwari Gold Koftgari Tulwar
A GOLD-DAMASCENED (KOFTGARI) STEEL TULWAR (SWORD), Rajasthan, Northern India, early 19th century.
With a curved single-edged steel blade, the forte and blade plain, the typical koftgari tulwar handle inlaid in gold with rosettes and vegetal sprays and designed with a T-shaped cover of the forte with bulbous terminals, with a ridged grip and pronounced handguard, at the top a decorative disc engraved with a gold-inlaid sun and a hemispherical pommel with a pointed finial in the centre, to the inside of the disc further koftgari decoration. No scabbard.