TURKISH OTTOMAN SILVER SHAMSHIR SWORD

SIZE:
36 3/4 in. (93.4 cm) LONG IN SCABBARD (straight line).
35 5/16 in. (89.7 cm) LONG OUT OF SCABBARD.
BLADE IS ABOUT 29 3/4 in. (75.6 cm) LONG.

Description

SIZE:
36 3/4 in. (93.4 cm) LONG IN SCABBARD (straight line).
35 5/16 in. (89.7 cm) LONG OUT OF SCABBARD.
BLADE IS ABOUT 29 3/4 in. (75.6 cm) LONG.

GORGEOUS ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SHAMSHIR SWORD – DEFINITELY WEAPON OF STATUS.
OBVIOUSLY MADE BY MASTER SWORDSMITH, USING ABSOLUTELY TOP QUALITY EXPENSIVE MATERIALS.

TURKISH, OTTOMAN PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 19TH CENTURY.
LARGE PRECIOUS TURKISH STYLE GRIP.
DRAMATICALLY CARVED BLADE MADE OF TURKISH DAMASCUS WATERED STEEL – “SHAM”.
(Low contrast Damascus “sham” pattern is well visible, but would benefit from professional polishing and etching).
EXTENSIVE GOLD KOFTGARI ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY ON BOTH SIDES OF BLADE.
LEATHER OVER WOOD SCABBARD WITH SILVER MOUNTS.
SOLID SILVER FANCY CROSS-GUARD, SILVER BACK-STRAP ON HILT.
SCABBARD DRAG IS MADE OF IRON WITH STUNNING GOLD KOFTGARI DECORATION.
UNUSUAL FANCY HAND CARVED DETAILS ON LARGE PRECIOUS H0RN GRIP.
(grip is made of domestic cattle h0rn – mentioned to comply with eBay policy).
CATTLE IS A LARGE DOMESTIC FARM ANIMAL KEPT FOR THEIR MILK OR MEAT. THIS ANIMAL IS NOT THREATENED OR ENDANGERED OR PROTECTED BY CITES, THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, OR ANY OTHER STATE, FEDERAL, OR INTERNATIONAL LAWS. IT IS LEGAL TO SELL THIS ITEM AND THIS LISTING FOLLOWS EBAY RULES.
ALL SILVER PARTS, INCLUDING SUSPENSION RINGS, ARE MARKED WITH SULTAN’S TUGRA AND SILVER HALLMARKS.
CLASSIC SILVER WIRE STITCHING ON SCABBARD.