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Shamshir (sabre), scabbard, bi-knife and sword belt

circa 1794 - 1800

RCIN 62883

George IV's remarkable assemblage of arms and equipment of European origin was rivalled by his impressive collection of weapons from further afield. His collection of Persian sword blades was described by Sir Gore Ouseley, British Ambassador to Persian as 'certainly the finest Collection of Ancient Persian Swords in the world'. This sword was presented to George IV by the Emir of Sind in 1822.

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