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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]


Many thanks for letting me know, can confirm it arrived this morning, safe and sound.

Marvellous piece, thanks again!

R B, UK, 10.12.2012

Thanks for selling my collection. I am very pleased with the results.

J D, USA, 05.04.2011