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Sinclair sabre

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A RARE OTTOMAN IVORY-MOUNTED RIFLE WITH THE TUGHRA OF MAHMUD I The pattern-welded steel barrel with gold overlaid lobed cartouches, the wooden stock faced with ivory richly decorated with inlaid mosaic hexagrams, the stock with teardrop shaped coral set in bands of engraved silver, a small tughra stamp on the barrel, the butt plate of replacement ivory.  It is thought that this rare type of gun bearing white and green-stained ivory decoration was made for the bodyguard of the Ottoman sultan.

A RARE OTTOMAN IVORY-MOUNTED RIFLE WITH THE TUGHRA OF MAHMUD I The pattern-welded steel barrel with gold overlaid lobed cartouches, the wooden stock faced with ivory richly decorated with inlaid mosaic hexagrams, the stock with teardrop shaped coral set in bands of engraved silver, a small tughra stamp on the barrel, the butt plate of replacement ivory. It is thought that this rare type of gun bearing white and green-stained ivory decoration was made for the bodyguard of the Ottoman sultan.

Schiavona Sword.      Dated: circa 1700.     Culture: Venetian, Italy. Copyright 2013 © Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

Schiavona Sword. Dated: circa 1700. Culture: Venetian, Italy. Copyright 2013 © Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

Hanwei revolutionary hanger sword

Hanwei revolutionary hanger sword

I have a thing for cutlasses with scallop shell guards

I have a thing for cutlasses with scallop shell guards

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