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WW2 Era Turkish Army Officer\'s Brass Hilt Dress Sword With Etched Blade ‘Ankara H-O 1.3.1940’ & Nickel Plated B Swords
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Cheshire, North WestPublished 10 Months ago
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CategoryBlades
SubcategorySwords
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
MakeWW2 Era Turkish Army Officer\'s
Your referenceED 2536
Description

WW2 Era Turkish Army Officer's Brass Hilt Dress Sword With Etched Blade ‘Ankara H-O 1.3.1940’ & Nickel Plated Brass Scabbard. ED 2536 - ED 2536

With the opening up and consequent modernisation of Turkey to the West during the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire adopted many European influences both in Military dress and equipment. This was especially so with regards to swords. Many Turkish swords in that era were manufactured in Germany or based on German patterns (see page 216 of World Swords by Withers where a similar sword to our example is illustrated but without the Ankara etching). This is an original WW2 era Turkish Army Officer's Dress Sword and Scabbard. It has a wire bound black grip with finger grooves. It has a brass knuckle guard and curved pommel with lanyard ring. The cross guard has 2 langets one bears the Turkish ‘Crescent Moon & Star’ symbol. Its 31 ¼” tapering curved blade is beautifully etched on both sides with foliate panels. One side incorporates the Turkish ‘Crescent Moon & Star’. The ricasso is etched with a combined ‘TC’ mark & ‘Ankara H-O 1.3.1940’. Its brass scabbard with 2 hanging rings and large shoe is undented and retains its original nickel plating. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2536

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