Originally Posted by YataganMan
What this is ,is a cheap newly made syrian imitation of an ottoman blade, floating in numbers in istanbul going for about 100 -150 us dollars.The overlay is not ottoman but again simply a degenerated copy of kufic work which is difficult to translate.The shape of blade
its size ,possibly its weight and the ornementation are all wrong.Sorry to be sounding very negative but Id let the buyer beaware (cveat emptor )
I find the quality of this blade quite good, ( flexible-but not that much)
the engravings are really well made, not cheap touristic work
If they are like this one, 150 $ is a really good price !
have you got a picture of these swords to compare please ?