Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ceremonial Sword of Sultan Mehmed Resad


Where to draw the line? When is it a weapon to kill, when an instrument of perfect craftsmanship? The sword carries the signature of Mehmed V (1909-1918) at the hilt and we see "S.M.S. Mohammad Khan V" written underneath; also marked with the seal of War Academy. The green reptile skin is wired with gold.

Length: 96.5 cm
Estimated value: $ 75,000

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