Antique 16–17th century Turkish Ottoman Islamic War Axe
Rare antique, 16th – 17th century, Turkish Ottoman, Islamic war axe, made of hand forged steel, with its distinctively large crescent-shaped blade, and a, nearly square shaped, protruding rear-hammer.
This type of the axes, with its distinctively large crescent-shaped blade, and square shaped protruding rear-hammer, are typical of those carried by the Mamluks of Egypt and Syria, and the Ottomans.
1. Die Türckische Cammer. By Holger Schuckelt. Page 102, No 77 151, No141.
2. Prunkwaffen. Waffen und Rüstungen aus dem historischen Museum Dresden. By Johannes Schöbel. Page 235, No163.
3. Schätze aus 1001 Nacht - Faszination Morgenland. By Meinrad Maria Grewenig. Page 82.
Pictures of related axes from mentioned references, together, with the pictures of similar axes from museums are attached to the listing:
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 20.3 cm (7.99 inches). High of the blade: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)
CONDITION: slightly pitted, edge notched.