Terrific and impressive Ottoman Turkish C.1890’s Senior Infantry Officer’s Sword
This sword is one of the best examples of an Ottoman Turkish army officer’s sword that I have encountered in a long time. It is of very large proportions and similar in style to Imperial German military officers’ swords of the period and it is likely that it was made in Germany. There letters A and C are to be found under the blade near the forte and these might represent the sword making company, Alex Coppel. The lionshead hilt is very detailed and includes two ruby glass eyes to the pommel. The grip is bound in fishskin. The blade is extensively decorated and includes Turkish crescent and moon, war trophies, stands of arms and foliage. It comes complete with a heavy steel scabbard. This is a most impressive sword in the hand and would have been carried by a very senior officer, probably of General rank.
Condition of the Sword
In good overall condition – a little wear to the grip and scabbard – blade is clean.
Specifications of the Sword
Blade length is 32.5 inches (39 inches overall).
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