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Title Turkish cavalry trooper's sabre
Nationality German
Period c 1905
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This is now a fairly rare sword and is marked at the forte 'Eickhorn, Solingen' in Arabic, together with a serial number which matches that on the base of the scabbard. These were carried throughout WW1 in Mesopotamia and Palestine, in particular, wherever Turkish cavalry units were employed.

The guard is polished iron; the grips are cowhorn of some sort, with a chequered finish which has become somewhat smoothed with age, but are essentially in good shape. Originally, these were painted green all over, both the scabbard and the iron portions of the hilt. There is a tiny trace of this paint under the face of the carrying ring. The scabbard has a few dents and obviously there are signs of wear and tear throughout the weapon, but it is in good shape for its age and all the Turkish acceptance stamps are present and correct .

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : Turkish : 20th Century]


It came on Wednesday, in perfect condition, excellent piece. I will be ordering from you soon I'm sure, many thanks.

P A, UK, 04.05.2008

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006