19th Century Ottoman Empire Shamshir (sold)
A rare 19th Century horn gripped Ottoman shamshir in overall good
With typical horn scaled bulbous grip and "Pro Deo et Patria"
inscription to the blade forte, this is a scarce 19C Ottoman cavalry
The 31 1/2 inch blade is in good shape with clear albeit worn etching
still present. Blade firm in the hilt. The grip good but aged and
with one rivet missing either side and the metal backstrap can be
displaced from the crossguard (useful as you can verify the grip
is horn); easily glued back if required. A very sound investment.
Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote
item reference number B75.