Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Abdulkadir Pasha's Sword

sword of Abdulkadir Pasha
On this typical Ottoman sword of the late 18th century is a writing that says it belongs to Abdulkadir Pasha in old Turkish. With a hilt made of bone, the sword has a steel body, a wooden scabbard enveloped with leather, inlaid with golden plants and the Sura of Qonquest from the Quran.

2003 auction price: $ 30,000


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