French styling as was common after Waterloo with brass hilt. Decorated with a scene from mythology and diced bone grip. 30” flattened diamond blade produced in Spain. This sword precedes the purchase of swords made to order in Germany and was produced within the Ottoman Empire, probably the Balkans. The use of an imported blade is typical. The hilt was cast locally the Turkish standard and may be compared in quality and finish to the brass furniture of Ottoman flintlock pistols of the period. Rare transitional example. The Industrial Revolution in Europe, had broken the deadlock between the Ottoman and European forces. Modernization from traditional weapons was needed and ultimately resulted in purchasing weapons produced in Germany. This is an early attempt to evolve Ottoman weapons with domestic resources. Rare.

 

 

Stock Number: FNS5664

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