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Mid-19th century. 29” straight broad fullered blade of spadroon form, introduced a century earlier by the British. White metal hilt in the French taste with lion head pommel and down curved guard decorated with the star and crescent. Diced ebony grip. Dating to the period of modernization of the Ottoman military in an attempt to keep pace with the constantly improving industrialization of their European adversaries. Rarely encountered.

Stock Number: FNS5696

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