Royal Rajasthani Tulwar
Date: 19th century
Materials: Silver, Steel, Wood and Velvet
A Rajasthani Sirohi stamped with a gold royal inlay parasol.
The hilt is of traditional open guard form and maintains Rajasthani characteristics in design and silver work. The silver in the form of vines and flowers. Preserved 95% with minor loss. The hilt is large and comfortable in the hand. The blade is constructed of steel (possibly forge folded) and strong, maintaining its cutting edge. Under the pommel there is an inscription with reads ‘Sri Sita Ram Ji Sahai’ (with the protection of Sri Sita and Ram), followed by the owners name. On the forte of the blade there is a gold inlaid parasol marking, which associates this with the royal arsenal. A rare marking to be found on Indian sword.
Accompanied with a new royal blue velvet scabbard.