19C Ottoman Army General Officer's Sword
/ Mameluke, sold
In overall good though aged and worn condition, a rare 19th Century
Ottoman General Officer's short sword / mameluke / shamshir with
ivory grip and Ottoman Turkish (version of Perso-Arabic) script
inscription to blade.
A rare Ottoman general's sword, denoted by the ivory grip, lion's
head pommel and brass scabbard. This sword with Ottoman
script inscription to blade with definite wootz characteristics;
the blade is not a European made blade, that is for sure. We believe
this to be an army general's sword, but the previous own says he
was told it is a senior naval officer's sword. Perhaps then a senior
marina artillery officer's sword; you decide.
The 25 9/16 inch blade is in good condition except for bent tip.
Blade a little loose in hilt (can be easily "fixed").
The ivory grip with age cracks and small chips missing, as you should
expect from ivory this age. The brass scabbard is aged and has many
dents but yet the sword sheathes and draws quite well and firmly
Go on, try and buy another at any price. A bargain and investment
at only £xxx. Please quote item reference number M89 (1298).
Further / full sized pictures available upon request.