Shamshir, Antique Persian Sword, 18th century

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Antique 17th-18th century Islamic sword - Shamshir in the traditional Persian style with a curved single edged blade made of Damascus steel Wootz, however since the entire surface of the blade is slightly pitted the pattern is not visible. Hilt construction: Dark brown horn grips, steel pommel and steel crossguard with long quillons of square section and knob finials. The sword has a very good balance and is still very sharp.
CONDITION: The sword is with wear and pitting.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 92 cm (36 ¼ in).
REFERENCES: According to Ukrainian experts these types of Ottoman swords were very popular among the Ukrainian and Don Cossacks. 1) “Козацька шабля. XVII - XVIII ст.: Історико-зброєзнавче дослідження” by Денис ТОЇЧКІН.2) “Украина- козацька держава” by Володимир Недяк.3) "GLORY OF UKRAINIAN KOZAKS" (SLAVA UKRAJINSKOGO KOZACTVA) by Petro Kardash, Dr. Sergij Kot. 4) “Z ukrainskoi starovyny” by IU O. Ivanchenko, DI I Avornytskyi, Mykola Samokysh, Serhii Ivanovych Vasylkivskyi.


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Item Details

Reference #:
ES380
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
Department
Antiques
Year
18th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
The sword is with wear and pitting
Material