Rare Antique 18th Century Islamic Turkish Ottoman Or Polish Sword Karabela Sabre. Rare, authentic Antique, 18th century, Turkish Ottoman, or Polish sword, Karabela, with a hilt of characteristic Karabela form comprised of a grip with horn grip-scales, carved in low relief with chevrons, secured to the tang of the blade by three irons with brass rosettes, enclosed by brass straps. A riveted brass cross-guard with bud shaped terminals and langets, all finely engraved. A typical 18th century, long, slightly curved sturdy blade, most likely of Polish origin, cut on each face with two fullers, engraved on both sides with Crescent Moon, with face amongst the stars, rayed Sun and the hand emerging from the clouds holding the sword (worn). In its original leather-bound wooden scabbard stitched with spiral brass wire, and mounted with a large brass locket, chape and two bands with loops for suspension, engraved on both sides with linear frame and foliage.
CONDITION: Age and usage is showing. Absence of leather on the upper part of the scabbard.Blade slightly pitted in some areas, underneath the cross-guard is one minor crack (most likely from a fight) with old repairing. However, the sword is in good condition considering its age to be over 250 years old.
The sword is free of any modern repairs, or restoration. The Turkish Ottoman and Polish Karabela swords were in two version: costume parade karabelas, and combat karabelas, this one is a typical combat karabela sword. MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 96.5 cm (38.5 inches). Overall length without the scabbard: 88 cm (34.65 inches).Length of the blade: 83 cm (32.68 inches). Width of the blade at the widest point: 3.6 cm (1.42 inches). Thickness of the blade spine: 9 mm (0.35 inches). 32 000 - 45 000 PLN. 8 915 - 12 536 USD. On all lots we charge 18 % of the hammer price. To view it please, posted on google search. Polish Heritage: Arms, Military and Fine Art (results) 19 October 2017. Antique 17th-18th century Polish arms and armour were always considered as the scarcest antique military objects, rarely appearing for sale, and they are almost impossible to acquire.
Unfortunately, with a big demand on authentic, 17th-18th century, Polish arms and armour in the last 10 years, there have appeared on the market many reproductions of historical Polish arms and armour, including swords, maces, war hammers, helmets, armour, and the rarest polish swords: karabelas. All of these reproductions are made constantly in large numbers to the present day by craftsmans in Poland, and other Eastern European countries and USA.
These items, in many cases, are very well made and professionally aged, corroded, and damaged, to look old, and like true antique objects which for inexperienced collectors look the same as authentic artifacts. These reproductions do not have any historical or investment value. This is an example of a rare authentic antique, 18th century, Polish sword and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. PROVENANCE: We have acquired this sword together with other Polish antiques, including also, antique Polish arms and armour from an old Canadian collection formed decades ago prior to the time when these criminal fraudulent practices started. Buyers from China address in Hong Kong, or USA.
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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.Welcome and thank you for visiting. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's.
The item "Rare Antique 18th Century Islamic Turkish Ottoman Or Polish Sword Karabela Sabre" is in sale since Sunday, March 04, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "eclecticmuseum" and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.