There is some white remnants in the background most likely from cleaning. The guard at the base of the handle features two downturned Yali or dragon heads.
The blade is quite nice. It is double edged and curving like a jambiya. It has a central fuller on each side and then at the end of the fuller a median ridge runs to the long tip which is quite sharp.The blade is marked on one side with a Knights Head. This marking is most probably Kirschbaum and German and dates to the late 19th century. The scabbard is heavy brass with floral decorations on one side and the opposite side with two cartouche with more floral decorations. You see a lot of German involvement in Ottoman Turkey at the end of the 19th century. This piece harkens to that relationship with the knife in the style of the 16th century arguably the height of the Ottoman Empire but with a German marked blade. While it doesn't bear Turkish military markings you do find all brass examples, albeit of a different style, in the early 20th century that are designed on 16th century knives.
This seems to be a precursor to those daggers and a rare find. Please view my other auctions for a great variety of swords, daggers and tribal art. The item "TURKISH MILITARY DAGGER IN THE 16TH CENTURY STYLE WITH GERMAN MARKED BLADE" is in sale since Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "rsword" and is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
This item can be shipped worldwide.