Eastern Europe Karabela Sword With GENOA Blade

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Origin: Eastern Europe

Date: Early 18 C.


The Karabel sword was originated in Poland in the 17 C. Turkish / Islamic influence is evident in the design and the dimension of the Karabela sword. Specifically the one sided pommel, the open guard and the heavy blade with a false edge at the tip (Yelmen).

Rather fast the Karabela was adopted by the Turkish as well as other East European military forces.

The Karabela sword offered here is most probably Polish, employing an early heavy blade signed GENOA. The grips are ivory decorated with brass nails all around the perimeter. Gilded steel grip strap and gilded silver cross guard.

BladeĀ  30 1/2 inches. Total length 36 inches, Very good condition. Minor blackened spots and minor edge nicks. Small ivory chip on the grip. No scabbard.

Similar stamp to that on the blade is shown in the last photo from an old document (origin and age unknown)


About item 15097

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