R-E14BCO.- Sable "a capricho" para oficial. España, periodo Guerra de la Independencia. Empuñadura de lujo, en latón, conformando el pomo una gran y detallada cabeza de dragón. Asimismo un dragón completo, alado, constituye los gavilanes. Puño en ébano cuadrillado. Monta hoja muy curva de un antiguo shamshir del s.XVIII. Quiso el oficial darle al arma un estilo "a la oriental", muy en boga en aquella época. Long. Total: 92 cms
Kilij with scabbard, blade with finely gilt inscriptions, Ottoman Empire, 19th ct. Guard slightly loose, the gilt ornaments on back of the blade are worn, otherwise with some signs of aging overall in good condition, scabbard damaged. From an old South German private collection.
A shamshir with important blade. Curved, flat, damask blade, at the base two cartouches with symbols and letters in Arabic; at the centre a long, gold inlaid inscription in Arabic; silver inlaid, iron hilt with cross quillon, wooden grip scales; wooden scabbard with leather covering and iron mounts decorated en suite. Areas of rust on the blade and mounts. dating: 18th Century; dimensions: 96.5 cm.; provenance: Turkey
Ottoman kilij, mid 16th century, steel, iron, gold, wood, shagreen, L. 37 7/8 in. (96.2 cm); L. of blade 30 3/4 in. (78.1 cm); L. of quillons 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 5 oz. (1049 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, blade chiseled in relief with Koranic verses, surrounding areas inlaid with gold, inscriptions refer to victory in the Holy War and to the magical powers of the biblical King Solomon (Suleiman), possibly made for Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (reigned…
A VERY FINE PRESENTATION SWORD TAKEN AS BOOTY AT THE SIEGE OF SERINGAPATAM, OF EASTERN EUROPEAN MANUFACTURE, LATE 16TH CENTURY the hilt with broad crossguard, elongated forte and bud quillons, incised with foliate decoration at the grip, with a ridged curved steel blade, the scabbard with a row of embossed foliate medallions, each with a colourful stone or glass to centre, two loops for hanging, later engraved at the lock: Taken from Tippoo Saib, Seringapatam, 1799
A fine Shamshir with gilt hilt and european blade, 18th/19th ct. Probably english blade marked with a crowned coat of arms held by horses above the slogan TEMPLA QUAM DILECTA (Temples how beloved), finely worked and gilded hilt and a velvet covered scabbard partially covered with gilded and engraved metal sheets. Blade with very minor signs of oxidation, hilt with minor surface wear, scabbard with damage (wood with crack, velvet worn out). From an old South German private collection.