Re: First Post - need help to identify
The "engraving" in the lock plate, to me, looks like OTTOMAN - but why it would be in English rather than Turkish script doesn't ring true - unless it was a battle trophy and the owner wanted to mark it for posterity. ???? Very nice piece of work - especially the serpentine lock plate on the left side.
The engraved brass medallion seems to have some Turkic or Arabic influence, especially the crescent moons and the shape of the hilt on the saber/shamshir.
Jim Hauff ~ H&R Collector In Memory of Bill Goforth and Jim Ritchie
Last edited by Jim Hauff; 11-24-2010 at 12:44 PM..