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Old 8th June 2019, 03:02 PM   #1
francantolin
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Default Ottoman kilij blade with ( Kufic) calligraphy, syrian presentation case ?

Hello everybody,

A good friend bought this blade some time ago,
a kilij ( turkish ?) shape ( I think ) but it is a really long piece !
1 meter - 39,4 inches long !

Maybe I will buy it !

Do you think its an old blade ?

Maybe with more recent engravings ?

The engravings on the blade are nice and well made,
I think the style is Kufic calligraphy
but many signs are strange/ unusual ...

so I wonder if it was really made by arabophone craftsman or maybe is it indian work ( per example ) ?

It comes with a nice wooden box,
Syrian-north african style ?
Well made too, I like it ! ( and 1m12 - 44 inches long !... )
It don't seems too old, maybe from the middle 20th century ?...

In the box, there is still the shape for put the complete sword with mounts and scabbard, more the shape of a shamshir hilt.

Where are they now ?!

The blade fits good inside, I think it's the right blade made for this box case.

What do you think ?!

Thank you
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