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Antique Turkish Ottoman Sword, 16th Century

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Antique Turkish Ottoman Sword, 16th Century

Extremely rare 16th century Turkish Ottoman sword Kilig with curved single edged steel blade brooding towards the tip. DETAILS: both sides of the forte with a characteristic for late Mameluke and early Ottoman’s swords gold damascened medallions with Kufic calligraphy, the hilt is 18th century replacement with wooden grip-scales and silver back-strap and crossguard.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 90cm (35 ½ in).
REFERENSES: Similar blades are in collection of Top Saray Museum “Islamic Swords and Swordsmiths” by Unsal Yucel Plate No. 36 and 103.
(2) Les armes blanches du monde islamique” by Alan Jacob page 93, 94, 98, and 99.

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