19th c. Arabian shamshir is mounted with a massive 82 cm-long, almost 4 cm-wide Hungarian blade which dates to the 1700s. Blade is nicely engraved on both sides with a phrase VINCER AUT MO HUNGARIA [roughly translated from Latin as 'Victory for My Hungary'], lions, figures of two Hungarian hussars in traditional uniform with swords, crescent moon and the word Eisenhauer, meaning the iron-cutter. The hilt is silver-mounted, with the rare surviving original knuckle chain with several beads of coral. The scabbard has a very old typewriter-written tag glued to the leather, which states that the sword was purchased by Frank F. Blackburn in 1930 in Mozul, at the Thieves Bazar. Early Hungarian blades were considered excellent and were prized by the Arabian swordsmen, who called them Majar, from the Hungarian word Magyar, meaning 'a Hungarian'.