19th C. Spanish Toledo Islamic Moorish Presentation Sword of early Ottoman or Mamluke form (ID: e103)
19th C. Spanish Toledo Islamic Moorish Presentation Sword of early Ottoman or Mamluke form
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A stunning 19th C. Toledo made Kilich sword. This example has a magnificent chiseled iron lionhead and elephant head handle of very large and heavy proportions. Made from one solid piece of iron and hand chiseled by master Toledo iron workers the cross guard looks very cool, the Lionhead is also considerably more detailed than any German made Lionhead swords, since this one was chiseled from iron as opposed to cast from brass. The scabbard is completely original to the sword and has matching chiseled iron mounts, made in the Toledo Spanish Moorish Islamic style popular in the late 19th C. However, the blade is of beautiful form. It is shaped and proportioned like an Islamic or Turkish kilich blade, with a yelman and is decorated on both sides with very good quality Toledo Islamic style chiseling which has the remains of the gold matting which would have made the blade sparkle even more than it does. A truly gorgeous presentation sword and without a doubt one of a kind.
Overall length is 38", blade is 31", cross guard is 6" wide. The sword is quite heavy and well balanced when in hand.