Islamic Arms And Armour, A Fine Carved Walrus Ivory-Hilted Single-edged Wootz Steel (Jawher) Blade With Gold Damascene Inlay Kard, Persia or Deccan-India, Circa 17th Century.

Identification Number: 289


This item was sold before the Ivory ban became force in the UK, on the 6th. of June, 2022.




Gold inlay on carved walrus ivory handle is missing.


For other related cards and from the same period please see Arms and Armour from Iran, By Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani, The Bronze Age To The End Of The Qajar Period, Legat, 2006. Examples from The Military Museum Of Tehran.
Please notice the similar carvings and gold inlay to the walrus ivory handle of the Safavid Kard, cat. No. 236 page 602.

For similar Example please see, The Wallace Collection-The Oriental Armoury Section, London, UK.

For other Indian (Deccani) Carved Ivory arms with gold inlaid decoration Examples please see

Precious Indian weapons and other princely accouterments, by Dar Al-Athar Al –Ialamiyyah, The Sabah Collection, Kuwait, By Salam Kaoukji, 2017, ISBN 978-0-500-97080-5, Thames & Hudsaon
Please see The Deccani carved Ivory arms cats. 101& 102 pages 278-283.