1903 Ottoman NCO short sword with scabbard

The sword is an ottoman nco short sword. There is an Arabic inscription on the blade reading “god is with us”. The blade is slightly blemished but in great condition. The handle is bronze and wood. The bronze D guard and handle has some blemishes but is still shiny. The scabbard is a little tight but is original steel


Blade 68cm, overall length 80cm

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June 3, 2024
Fair Market Value:

Hi Connor, Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. There have been a few early 20th Century Ottoman NCO swords that have come on the auction market in the past couple of years; they bring a range of prices from $150-250 Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is: An antique Ottoman NCO bronze and steel short sword early 20th Century single-edged sword with steel blade inscribed in calligraphic Arabic script "God is with us," brass and wood looped handle, with an old and possibly original steel scabbard. 80 cm (31-1/2 inches) long CONDITION: With some minor wear and pitting to blade. PROVENANCE: Acquired from a dealer/gallery $ 150-250* *represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary. Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, or questions/concerns, and thank you again for using Mearto. ~ Delia