Ottoman shamshir forged out of Iranian wootz steel and said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and was deposed and imprisoned until his death in
A beautiful small-sword with finely chiselled hilt. provenance: Germany dating: last quarter of the 17th Century. the sword-shell featuring a battle scene with twenty soldiers on horseback, the inside one engraved with a similar scene; at the quillon-block the effigy of a soldier on horseback, the quillon decorated with dragon heads, the ends shaped as discs featuring more soldiers; pommel chiselled en suite. Wooden grip with iron wire binding and moor's heads.