The blade deeply recurved, with three narrow fullers along the spine, the entire surface inlaid in elaborate running vine motifs in gold. The bronze hilt with elongated triangular ears, embellished with wolves hunting amongst vegetation and a large baldheaded, mustachioed male figure with arms upraised. Mid-19th century. The earliest Armenian historian, Moses of Khoren (c. 410-490 c.e.?) records in his History of Armenia, an ancient Armenian god known as Kund (or Bald) Aramazd who presided over Navasand, the Armenian New Year.
Kinda reminds of the Hittite swords illustrated on the walls of Hattusa. Hittite were one of the oldest Indo-European speaking people, inhabiting the Armenian highlands.
interesting! love the design of the sword
I would like to talk with the owner of this sword. It,s very important for me please
Aper please delete this. This is not Armenian sword it’s more Islamic “eastern” type. Armenian swords were mostly straight double edged like western swords or daggers.
Would you be kind enough to give me the factual and historical basis of your comment? There are ample references in historical archives, to my recollection, that there were prominent Armenian families in Ottoman empire, Russia and Iran (16th to mid 19th century) who held high high grade weapon (swords and musket gun) manufacturers who created some of the most unusually and sought-after weapons of their time, specially in Russia. While the shape or the engraving reminisce one, perhaps of the islamic motif, I would gladly stand to be corrected, based on evidence and authority, if in fact the source… Read more »