This Persian straight sword is known as a 'Revival sword’, due to the fact this type of sword reviving the use of 15th Century style Islamic straight swords. The hilt of stylistic form, with drooping monster head quillions, and etched quaranic cartouches.
A presentation kilic, Aleria, 3rd quarter 19th century.
Indian talwar, 18th-19th c. Indo-Muslim red silk brocade on the pommel / scabbard with Hindu Rajput brass fittings with game animals. A Rajput's talwar was the embodiment of their honour, commitment and agency. Talwar often had mixed elements and were widely distributed in India during the Islamic period and overtook older sword forms, the talwar’s influence did not stop at India’s borders as they inspired the curved cavalry sabre used by the British Army from the 18th c on.