The sword is complete with original steel scabbard with single fixed hanging ring. Following the German led reforms of the Ottoman military in 1908, Ottoman regular cavalry were reequipped with a sword of German design and manufacture. With a pipe-back and quill point, it had an almost identical blade to the German KD 89. However, its slightly curved, flexible blade made it a combination cut and thrust weapon, keeping alive the long Eastern tradition of curved cavalry swords.
On the back of the grip is a chequered thumb depression, to provide a secure position when thrusting. However, unlike the KD 89, the lack of a forefinger protrusion and straight, rather than cocked, grip means the sword can also be held in a manner conducive to cutting. The item "SCARCE WWI GALLIPOLI BATTLE TURKISH OTTOMAN CAVALRY SWORD SABRE BAYONET" is in sale since Monday, February 20, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Other Collectible Swords". The seller is "kondioevelik" and is located in Nova Zagora, Sliven. This item can be shipped worldwide.