Object Title

Sword (kilic)

Sword (kilic)



Object Number



From the Norton Hall Collection. Presented by the National Art Collections Fund in 1942

Physical Description

The blade is curved and single edged in the manner of a shamshir. On one side only there is a panel of foliate carving containing a deer and a lion, the ground blackened with some resinous material. Running along the back of the blade is a carved panel containing an inscription in silver.


Dimensions: The length of the blade is 790 mm, the overall length of the swod being 940 mm. The scabbard is 840 mm. Weight: The weight of the sword is 1.07 kg, the scabbard being 0.6 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

The cross is of massive cast silver with an oval panel on each side with trophies of arms and flags. The quillons and langets have vine leaves and grapes decoration. The grip is of pale horn fastened by rivets, the thong hole in the pommel being bordered by a silver flower. A silver chain connects the pommel to the quillon. The scabbard is of wood covered with green velvet and fitted with a locket and chape of massive silver with trophies and running foliage in relief. There are two rings for suspension.


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