As always Jim you are so informative.
I agree with you there is nothing extraordinary to have an Indian blade mounted in the Ottoman empire.
But i think you are wrong about the wrap.
Most of the time collectors just rely on their visual or empirical experience.
Problem these wraps are very rare, so for collectors they don't exist!
Please show me some damaged hilts hidden under such wrap...
Asian paladin you can prove me wrong and remove the wrap.
If i'm wrong i'll survive.
But if i'm right you will just reduce the interest and the value of your sword...