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SOLD Antique 18th century Middle Eastern Turkish Ottoman Islamic Sword Shamshir


SOLD Antique, 18th - 19th century, Middle Eastern -Turkish Ottoman Islamic sword, shamshir. A silver mounted hilt in characteristic Ottoman style, with horn grips-scales, set with small iron stars and brass studs, enclosed with engraved silver straps, and pommel steel cross-guard with languets and long quillons of square section and knob finials, and bound in red fabric. A sturdy, slightly curved, single - edged Damascus steel blade with full length fuller, double - edged, toward the point with traces of watering Damascus pattern. In the crimson velvet bound wooden scabbard, mounted with two copper bands with loops for suspension, and large copper chape fasten by iron wire.

CONDITION: Blade showing much wear to watered pattern, so only in some spots there are visible traces of the watered patern, pitting in the lower part of the blade. The scabbard has its original wooden body however the fabric and mounts were probably replaced during period of use.

MEASUREMENTS: Overall length of the sword sheathed in the scabbard: 101.5 cm (40 in), the Overall length without the scabbard: 95.8 cm (37 3/4 in). Length of the blade: 83.3cm (32 3/4 in).

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