Object Title

Sword - NCO's Infantry Short Sword

Sword - NCO's Infantry Short Sword

Object Number

IX.5638

Physical Description

The hilt comprises a three-piece cast copper alloy (brass) D-Guard with a ribbed wooden grip bound with fish-skin and steel wire.

The straight double-edged blade, of flattened diamond section for most of its length, terminates in a spear-point. It bears an engraved inscription at the forte, at the riccasso, of Turkish (Arabic) script, 'Allah Bizimile'.