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Old 29th March 2019, 12:49 AM   #1
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Another attic find at my in laws. I believe this is an Ottoman Sabre from what I've seen here. I would greatly appreciate your knowledge in identifying this sword and the inscriptions etched in gold. Thank you !
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Old 29th March 2019, 04:13 PM   #2
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You have a very nice Ottoman shamshir. The scabbard chape is an old replacement, probably done in Syria.

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Old 29th March 2019, 04:21 PM   #3
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Hi Steve,

You certainly seem to have married the right gal! Great sword.
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Old 29th March 2019, 05:05 PM   #4
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Thank you very much gentleman, and yes I did marry the right gal .

I'm I correct in thinking the etching/engraving is gold inlay?

Any one know an approximate age of this saber?

Thank you again,
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Old 30th March 2019, 02:16 AM   #5
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Do I see 1118? 1708-9?
I agree with Theodore: sun-like decoration on the chape looks Syrian to me.
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Old 30th March 2019, 02:26 AM   #6
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What date do you place this ?
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Old 30th March 2019, 08:32 AM   #7
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See above: 1118 H; 1708-9 Gregorian. Or 1138H = 1725-6? Last pic, right cartouche.
This is just an impression from a poor quality and seemingly upside down photo.
Would be nice to hear what other people see and think.

Inscriptions might be gold, might be brass, only a jeweler with good equipment will be able to distinguish. In any case, this does not (IMHO) affect the value of the sword.

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