The short version of the Ottoman kilij sometimes known as ''pala'', with deeply curved wide blade and ‘T’ spine, used from the early 17 C. for more than 300 years well into the 20th C, T-section spine blade extending to the yelman, decorated in gold overlay with panels of arabesques and three panels of inscriptions. Brass guard engraved with a tendril. Grip scales of translucent brown horn. Leather-covered scabbard, the long brass mounts engraved with florals. 27 inch. 18th to 19th century.