Object Title

Sword (kilic)

Sword (kilic)

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIS.301

Provenance

Found in the Oriental Gallery 1993.

Physical Description

The blade has a slight curve and tapers slightly towards the point. There is a small fuller that runs near the back edge that terminates about 3/4 of the length of the blade. The hilt has horn scales, probably rhino horn, terminating in a bulbous pistol-grip pommel. The quillons are of undecorated iron, one bending towards the blade and ending in a ball finial, the other extended and bent upwards into a knuckle bow.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the sword is 986 mm, the length of the blade being 840 mm. Weight: The weight of the sword is 0.7 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Egypt