Scarce and seldom encountered variation of the Ottoman army officer's Kilij (saber) of English manufacture and based on the English 1831 model General staff officer's saber, executed in characteristic Mameluke style Kilij wearing a sturdy curved un-fullered blade profusely etched on both sides with Ottoman crest and crossed cavalry sword among lovely quality floral scroll work, large open window at the lower blade intended for a presentation inscription, currently vacant. Blade exhibiting beautiful mirrored finish with scattered patina stains, the lower blade having fine etched "Star of Damascus" weaponry symbol with inlaid brass Proof mark in its center, the lower spine with a struck low serial number, mostly typical to Wilkinson made examples.The tip of the blade terminating in a very impressive extended false edge area in the early Ottoman sabers style. In its gilt brass furniture showing wear to the gold finish and featuring lovely floral details engraved and cast in relief, grips of noble material showing nice patina and having one old chip above the guard on one side, otherwise intact and with its original gold threaded knot-tassel still present and in excellent shape. Solid overall and with its original leather covered metal scabbard which survived in excellent condition as well. Attractive and Rare Turkish officer's weapon in lovely complete condition. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog Open. The item "Scarce 19th C. Turkish Cavalry Officer's SHAMSHIR KILIJ Sword Model 1831 English" is in sale since Saturday, December 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Indian Wars (1866-97)\Original Period Items". The seller is "antiqueblades" and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.