Marking: The blade is incised with the mark of the Ottoman arsenal in Istanbul.
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La Rocca, Donald J., and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. p. 22, ill.