This rare Ottoman Cavalry sabre has an 84cm pipe-back blade with quill point. The blade is in over-all good condition with a mild grey patina, small areas of darker tarnish and minor combat nicks on the first 30cm of the edge. The sabre was sharpened for action and retains its fighting edge.
The spine of the blade is stamped with an armoury mark similar to "(C."
The ricasso is stamped with Turkish characters indicating the sword was made by the state armoury and a date for 1909. The steel knuckle guard is pierced with the crescent moon and star of the Ottoman Empire.
The shaped wooden hilt has a crosshatched grip and thumb groove, which shows mild, use related wear. The blade is firm in the hilt.
The steel scabbard is marked on the throat with the Turkish armoury stamp. The scabbard is in good used condition with numerous small dings and dents. The metal has a mild salt and pepper patina.
The sword sheaths and draws well and is held firmly within the scabbard.
Over all this is a fine example of an increasingly hard to find Turkish cavalry sabre.