Turkish Ottoman Sword Karabela 18th century
Antique 18th century Ottoman sword Karabela with Damascus steel blade made in the Turkish-Caucasian style, particularly Georgian (Georgia was a part of the Ottoman Empire for an extended time), inlaid in gold on both sides with a silver cross guard and mountings and a grip made of horn or a black wood.; it is very similar to the references attached to the listing. References: "Caucasian Weapons" showing almost the same type of blade, dated to 1708-1709 and belonging to the Russian Emperors collection in the Tsarskoje Selo palace. Dimensions: overall length 39 inches, the blade is 33 inches long. Condition: damage to the blade and the grip (refer to photos).
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