Mogul, before 1658. Especially large example. The iron hilt with straight guard, long langets medially swelled grip and flat thickened edge pommel. Decorated in silver koftgari including panels of naturalistic foliage, the use of which was discontinued after the deposition of Shah Jahan. 32 3/4" curved wedge section blade of watered steel with active patterning throughout. The forte with characteristic scarf seam and struck with arsenal markings both sides. Good heavy early example retaining about half its silver.