Magnificent 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Shamshir Sword with Kirk Narduban Watered Wootz Blade and fully silver mounted scabbard (ID: is656)
Magnificent 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Shamshir Sword with Kirk Narduban Watered Wootz Blade and fully silver mounted scabbard
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A premium example of a very large and heavy 19th C. Ottoman shamshir. This example is mounted with a huge, and very well defined translucent horn grip of very fine grain structure with a nice honey color. There are no replacement parts and everything is completely original down to the small hinged scabbard piece that closes up the forte of the blade. The scabbard is fully silver hallmarked, on every single piece that was made seperately, and the silver is almost all silver gilt. The blade is very finely made watered steel with a distinct and very highly visible kird narduban pattern, the only issue is that the tip of the blade appears to be an old repair, but expertly done and period, without question.
Overall length is 41". Ball butt of the hilt is 2" in diameter, a very large and well proportioned that acts as a fine counter-balance to the blade.