The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Sword with scabbard
  • Sword with scabbard
  • Kalb-Ali
  • North India
  • 18th century
  • Walrus ivory, silver, watered steel inlaid with gold, wood, leather, enamel and silver, enamelled mounts
  • Length: 82.5 cm, blade
  • Inscription: Talismanic sign Inlaid sign
    Inscription: Name of maker In Persian
    Inscription: Couplet of Persian poetry
  • OA1990
  • Oriental Armoury
Further Reading
  • Laking, Guy Francis, 'Wallace Collection Catalogue: Oriental Arms and Armour', London: 1914