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Details of a Mughal Dagger
- Unknown Artist / Maker
- Dated: 1562
- Culture: Delhi, India
- Medium: steel, rock crystal, gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds
- Measurements: Length: 39 cm; weight: 0.31 kg, without scabbard
The hilt of this magnificent Mughal dagger is fashioned from rock crystal inlaid with gold and set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. The name “Claud Martin” is lightly inscribed in tiny letters on one panel of the stone, half-way up the grip.
Claude Martin was a Frenchman who fought against the British in India, but changed sides following the siege and fall of Pondicherry in 1790-1. He joined the army of the British East India Company as an Ensign.
He worked his way up through the ranks to become Major General in charge of the Lucknow Arsenal. He is recorded as having been an enthusiastic collector of princely Mughal Indian arms and armour, so this dagger was presumably once his.
Source & Copyright: The Wallace Collection
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- Dated: first half of the 17th century
- Measurements: Overall length 126.2 cm, blade 108.2 cm
The distinctive hilt identifiable as Norman Type 25, finely forged of round-section bars, the termini set with crosses of pattée form. The distinctive bifurcated pommel possibly for use as a musket-rest.
The wooden grip retains its leather covering and woven brass turk’s head knots. The long, narrow double-edged blade forged with a rectangular forte and pronounced central ridge for 2/3rds of its length, becoming lenticular in its final third.
There are other 76 rapiers of quite similar form that are preserved in the Rustkammer at Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck. For this particular reason, AVB Norman believed they belonged to a particular guard company.
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Afghanistan Pulouar Horseman’s Sword
- Dated: 18th century
- Measurements: Blade is 33 inch this near the hilt
This Pulouar (or pulwar) was most likely made for a horseman. The blade is inlaid with brass wire, the copper dot pattern is drilled through the blade.
Source & Copyright: Historical Arms & Armor