18C. Long and Massive Turkish (Tribal ?) Knife - 14467

Up for sale is this long knife, massive with a 16 inches very well made blade and 7 inches false edge. The blade is decorated with silver inlay inscriptions in Arabic letters and dated to 1185 in the Islamic calendar (1771 in the Gregorian calendar). The handle is composed of cylindrical discs of black horn and walrus ivory. Chased silver scabbard in ottoman style. Total length 21 inches. The handle is in the style found on tribal knives from central Asia but the scabbard is very much Ottoman. Very impressive knife.