Ottoman Kilij sabre or Persan Shamshir:
Total length: 98.5 cm
Blade length: 81 cm
Shaft: 11.8 cm
The ‘shamshir’ is a type of Persian sword with a wide curvature.
Its name means ‘lion's claw’ in Persian.
It spread widely throughout the Ottoman Empire and through the Middle East.
The handle is made of bone.
Silver-plated metal hilt, crossguard with two straight quillons and ears.
Very strongly curved blade with flat back, pitted in several places.
Leather-covered sheath with two fittings and two loops in silver-plated metal, cut out.
No looseness or dents.
It is presented in an exotic varnished wooden case, fully lined with white felt: 33 cm x 113 cm
The case is in very good condition, outside and inside.
Very beautifully made, from the early 20th century.
This type of item often served as a diplomatic gift.
Please see the pictures, I will happily answer your questions.
Good luck in the auction.
- Country of manufacture
- Sabre Kilij ottoman ou Persan Shamshir
- Very good
- Barrel/ blade length
- 81 cm
- Overall Length
- 98.5 cm