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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- 18th century
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- The sword is with wear and pitting