Cited as an Ottoman sword, 14th/15th century but likely contended for being Byzantine in origin given the blade form, hilt assembly and dating. Add to this that, like similar 'Syrian' examples it is stressed that this is a very rare type of sword in the Islamic sphere of influence.
Wide, double-edged blade, short straight cross-guard with recesses for scabbard and grip scales. Slightly conical tang with two rivet holes (one with rivet). Length 96 cm.
Provenance: South German private collection, 1970s and later