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Old 25th May 2021, 08:34 PM   #1
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Apparently a throwaway, I would suggest it is a decorative sword. I don't know if there were ceremonial wedding swords or such but I'm getting that kind of vibe. I cannot translate the blade inscription.

Things like the scabbard rings not really meant for use aside from hanging on a wall. The blade grind and indeed even the extensive etching. Fancy without being meant as a weapon.

Thoughts on this one? Of course, not a great many images.

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Old 25th May 2021, 11:55 PM   #2
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I modified the picture for easier reading and rotated it to the correct position.

Looks nearly Kufic, and I wonder if it is a Persian parade sword.
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Old 26th May 2021, 12:18 AM   #3
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More like an Ottoman presentation sword. Date 1901. The inscription under the date seems to me like Basmala
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Thanks a bunch guys I will pass that on.

I kind of thought it was upside down (and to be read right to left)

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