Origin: Ottoman Empire or Eastern Europe.
A nice example of shamshir saber with scabbard. Dating to late 18th / early 19th century with an older blade. Length in scabbard - 97,2 cm, without scabbard - 91,7.
A shamshir, also called shamsher, shamsheer or chimchir (from Persian: شمشیرshamshir) is a type of sabre with a curve that is considered radical for a sword: 5 to 15 degrees from tip to tip. The name is derived from Persian: شمشیرshamshīr, which means "sword" (in general).
Blade: a curved single edged blade with two narrow fullers and the false edge (yelmen). Remains of etching with floral motifs. Length of the blade - 77,6 cm, width - 34,5 mm, thickness - 6,5 mm.
Hilt: brass crossguard of “S” shape with quillons. Crossguard is decorated with geometric ornaments – star of David with flower in the centre. Dimensions of the crossguard - 132 x 74 mm. Two grip plates of dark brown horn with a brass decoration on the round pommel. Brass tape covering the gap between grip plates.
Scabbard: wooden scabbard covered with brass fittings, covering the major part of the scabbard, original black leather.
Condition report: very good condition, blade with pitting, probably cleaned, engravements damaged, hilt in very good condition with minor dents and scratches, brass on scabbard in very good condition, leather with few damages on backside.
ОСМАНСКАЯ ИЛИ ВОСТОЧНО ЕВРОПЕЙСКАЯ САБЛЯ ШАМШИР С НОЖНАМИ, XVIII - XIX ВЕК С БОЛЕЕ РАННИМ КЛИНКОМ