Object Title

Sword (kilic)

Sword (kilic)



Object Number



Presented by the National Art Collections Fund, 1942. From the Norton Hall collection, no. 251.

Physical Description

The blade is very curved and flat sided like a shamshir but has a widening towards the point in the manner of a kilic. The cross is of silver with elongated quillons ending in trilobed finials and decorated with a trophy incorporating cannon barrels. The hilt has ivory scalles with silver rivets and and eyelet for a wrist cord. The silver covered wood scabbard is embossed with trophies of arms, vases of flowers within C scrolls and floral decoration. There are two bands with rings for suspension.


Dimensions: The length of the blade, measured from cross to tip, is 752 mm, the overall length of the sword being 900 mm and the scabbard being 780 mm. Weight: The weight of the sword is 0.73 kg, the weight of the scabbard is 0.69 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks



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