Indian (Mughal) tabarzine, or saddle axe. The heavy blade is 3 inches wide, 5 inches tall, forged from very fine high contrast wootz steel. The 21 inches long handle is covered with heavily gilded copper. The blade is very richly decorated with gold koftgari work.
Indian (Mughal) tabar zin (saddle axe), 18th century, steel head with much of the gold koftgari preserved, original shaft retains its brown velvet, which is now stained, 25 inches in length, the cutting edge of the head is 5 inchs long.