Original Ottoman Empire WWI Turkish Model 1909 Officers Short Sword with Scabbard & Sword Knot
Original item: Only One Available. Here we have a very nice Model 1909 officer's short sword from the closing days of the Ottoman Empire. Founded in 1299, by the 19th Century it was only a shadow of what it had been, and choosing the fight on the Central Powers side during WWI proved to be its undoing.
Nevertheless, they still were able to field a substantial and well armed (with German Help) force during WWI, and this very smart officers short sword is from that same period. It is a relatively simple and utilitarian design, a single handed thrusting weapon designed for close quarters combat. It has a ribbed wooden grip inside a simple brass guard, which has a very nice leather sword knot attached.
The steel blade is double edged, and has Turkish writing and other proofs on the ricasso. The blade shows just a bit of oxidation, and little sign of use, though it was definitely sharpened at some point. It fits very nicely into its blued steel scabbard.
A very nice example.
Blade length: 27”
Blade Style: Double Edged Spear Point
Overall length: 31 1/2”
Handguard: 4 1/2”L x 5"W
Scabbard length: 27”
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