17th-18th century. Iron hilt of tulwar form with thick grip and canted quillons. 23 ¾” curved concave faced blade with elegant raised false edge. Blade with light tool finish, shows distinct watered steel patterning. The left side with a small depression evidently from removing owner’s mark. The Mughal fleet was used for attacking and defending coastal towns as well as controlling piracy which was rampant in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Only example we have encountered.