Brass hilt of shamshir form with relief foliage decoration throughout, shows good patina. 29" curved broad fullered blade with glossy very dark patina interspersed with speckles and patches of pitting. The right side more so than the left. Russ-Turkish War period (187-78) during which the Turks outdated fighting tradition worked to their detriment resulting in Russian gains in the Balkans.

Stock Number: FNS1159

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