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Title WW1 cavalry sabre, model 1909
Nationality Turkish
Period c 1914
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The guard of this fine sword, probably by Alex Coppel or WKC (marked in Arabic script at the forte) is pierced with the star and crescent, the emblem of the Ottoman Empire. Almanach de Gotha, 1912, gives the total cavalry strengths of the Turkish Army, including Kurdish levies, at about 40,000 horse, indicating this sword's rarity.

It has chequered cowhorn grips, the shape reminiscent of the 1908 British cavalry sword, a very practical design. The hilt and scabbard have minor age patination, but have been carefully cleaned. The blade shows if not original finish, very little surface wear.

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

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