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Ottoman Turkish War Arrow, circa 17th C.

Ottoman Turkish War Arrow, circa 17th C.

( ID: ma1278 )

A fine example of an Ottoman Turkish war arrow from the 17 to 18th c. Retaining the original armor-piercing iron tip and the thin wooden form likely made of pine, the feathers now somewhat tattered. A rare survivor of a deeply important archery culture.  In an article from Journal of the Society of Archer-Antiquaries, volume 4, 1961 by Fred Isles, a number of unique elements of Turkish flight arrows were discussed which can be seen on this example.  "It will be noticed that the shape of the Turkish nock -- with its narrow entrance that springs apart to admit the ...

Price: $160