Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Kilich Sword (ID: ms1203)
Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Kilich Sword
|( ID: ms1203 )|
A fine example of a 19th C. Ottoman Turkish kilich sword. This example is mounted with silver koftgari decorated iron mounts and a large and heavy Persian wootz blade with a cartouche at the forte on one side of the blade and a chiseled lion over a mark for Assadullah on the other side.
The Assadullah being the stamp or cartouche of what has been heavily researched to be a guild of swordsmiths.
Overall length is 37 1/2", Blade is 32".