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18C / 19C Ottoman Empire Khopesh / Kopesh Yataghan, Sold

An exceptionally rare late 18th or early 19th Century Ottoman Empire Khopesh / Kopesh Yataghan in very good condition.

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As rare as a North Korean polling booth / station / place, a beautiful awesome and feared 18th / 19th Century Ottoman Empire Khopesh / Kopesh. There is so much debate about where these swords originate from, but the most likely is Egypt or Syria. In any event, they are as rare as they come; just do a search for them on Google where you will find many modern copies and several museum pieces, but not many or even any for sale.

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The 25 inch blade has several grooved sections and golden inlays, with significant detail to the blade's spine. The opposed goat horn hilt with leather grip is in good condition; the blade is firm. A little bend to the protruding hilt end of the blade, nothing much, easily corrected if desired.

We have no doubt this item could and should sell for a lot more, it is that rare. A solid investment. Further / full sized images available upon request. Please quote item reference number D78 (768)

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