An original and scarce WW1 Ottoman Turkish NCO's Short Sword. These distinctive swords were issued to Turkish Army NCO's during WW1 and were actually manufactured in Germany by Horster and Co. for export to their military ally. It comprises a steel D-Guard hilt with grip bound with fishskin and steel wire.
Blade engraved with Turkish script
The blade is maker marked to the forte and their is Turkish script to the forte and further along the blade. Comes complete with original and correct scabbard. In good overall condition - dark age toning - never been cleaned. Blade with light staining in places. Blade length is 17 inches (22 inches overall).
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