Ancient bloody sword
26 September 2022
Description

Antique ancient sword, with wooden handle and steel blade Marking on the sword is of a wine glass or something unknown to me Sheath is possibly copper or gold and black leather with aged markings and decorations Along the center of the sheath are x markings down down the length and are not decorative as they look cut into the sheath

Dimensions

3.5 ft long 5 inches wide with sheath

Provenance

Family heirloom of Middle East descent Generations kept in family and was sold at auction to private dealer Private dealer then sold it to me

Acquired from
Gallery/Dealer
For sale
Maybe
Answered within about 9 hours
By George O
Sep 26, 10:16 UTC
Fair Market Value
$400 - $800 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
What does this mean?

Dear James,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a big Kindjal or Qama short sword with a length of 3.5 feet. Qama swords were used in the Caucasus region and the North of Persia. The sheet is mounted with a decorated metal and this style of decoration is common in the region of Georgia. It was probably made in the 19th century. The hallmark on the blade could be a Persian or Ottoman mark for an imported blade.
Sadly no additional information for an artist with this name fitting in style and motif is given by reference books and databases.

Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in good condition and no severe damage is visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 400 to 800 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
George

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