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>>1685 Mughal ahadi
Subjectahadi 'single' heavy cavalryman
Culture: Mughal
Setting: Great Mughal empire, Hindustan/Deccan late 16th-early 18thc
Objecttalwar saber

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Higgins Armory Museum > Scimitars to Samurai *
"Zulfiqar (split-bladed sword), hilt probably 1600s, blade perhaps 1800s  India  Steel; gold; silver; iron  Weight: 3 lb. 4 oz."​

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​​Royal Armouries Museum > War Gallery *
"Curved sword (talwarwith ivory hilt. Indian, Mughal early 17th century." ...
​* Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery
"Sword (talwar)  Indian, Mughal (blade Persian), 17th century  The blade is of watered crucible steel with a panel of inscriptions in fine gold koftgari.  The inscription reads: Call on 'Ali who makes wonders come to pass, you will find him a refuge in adversity, all anguish and grief will disappear by your virtue as prophet, oh!  Muhammad, by your virtue as friend of god, oh 'Ali, oh 'Ali, oh 'Ali."