Gorgeous 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Kilich Pala Sword with profusely gold decorated damascus blade (ID: ia680)
Gorgeous 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Kilich Pala Sword with profusely gold decorated damascus blade
|( ID: ia680 )|
An exceptional example of the most sought after Turkish sword. This pala or kilich sword is an excellent example with a damascus blade and profusely decorated with gold koftgari designs. There are numerous designs throughout including various inscriptions including Q'uranic verses and the name of the maker. The handle is of two horn scales and includes two iron plates inlaid into the horn grips and overlaid in gold koftgari.
A truly excellent example.