Lucknow Dagger •Dated: late 18th Century •Culture: Oriental •Place of Origin: England •Measurements: overall length 39 cm The wooden scabbard has leather covering, gilt brass mounts, and is engraved with a crescent between racemes, signed, at the back the writing "NEILD & GOLDNEY’S St. James Str. Sword Cutler’s to His Highness THE PRINCE OF WALES".
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An important & beautiful shamshir.; dating: second quarter of the 18th Century; provenance: India Moghul. Curved, single -and false-edged blade with central fuller, at the forte a mark depicting three circles. Massive, dark jade grip shaped in the typical Moghul style and enriched with silver inlays; silver quillon decorated with two shells, curls & geometrical engravings, provided with stamps and a snake-shaped stamp as the silver quality mark.