Antique 18 century Silver Mounted Islamic Turkish Ottoman Polish Sword Karabela. Antique 18 century Silver Mounted Islamic Turkish Ottoman Or Polish Sword Karabela. Rare antique, superb quality 18th century, silver-mounted Turkish Ottoman or Polish sword, Karabela, with a hilt of characteristic Karabela form hilt comprised of a one-piece carved ebony wood grip, secured to the tang of the blade by three rivets with gilt silver finely carved domed rosettes heads. A gold gilt solid silver chubby cross-guard with langets, superbly chiseled and engraved with foliage pattern and mounted with an exceptionally well hand-forged, curved sturdy steel blade, cut on each face with a deep fuller. The swords with Karabela form hilt were manufactured during the 17th -18th century in the Turkish Ottoman Empire and Poland.
Some Karabela swords used in 17th-18th century Poland were imported from the Ottoman Empire or obtained as war booty by Polish soldiers in the war with Ottomans. Some were manufactured in Poland by the Polish Armenians craftsmen in the city Lwow, so sometimes it is impossible to tell, even by experts, where in fact, the karabela was made in Poland, or Ottoman Empire where Ottoman Armenians craftsmen made many karabela swords. Since there are no silver hallmarks, we cannot make sure if this sword is a Turkish Ottoman or a Polish Karabela sword. CONDITION: Showing age and usage. Some age cracks in the wood ebony hilt (as common in these types), gold gilding is slightly worn.However, the sword is in good condition considering its age to be over 200 years old. MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 90.2 cm (35.5 inches). Length of the blade: 77 cm (30.31 inches).
Width of the blade at the widest point: 3.6 cm (1.42 inches). The thickness of the blade spine: 5 mm.
PROVENANCE: This Karabela comes together with other antique arms and armour from an old Canadian collection of antique arms and armour. We had attached to the listing a picture of the swords from this collection which was taken at the time of the purchasing this collection, showing this particular Karabela together with other swords (the third sword from the right side). To see other rare objects from this collection please view our stores contents. All items are guaranteed to be authentic antiques, and not reproductions.
All our artifacts are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Canadian buyers please note: We are required to charge HST or GST on all orders mailed to Canadian destinations. Our business HUNDRED & ONE ANTIQUES is based on a long family tradition of collecting fine European and Oriental Antiques and Art, with a special interest in Antique Arms and Armour. We have been involved in antique trading since 1970.
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