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Rare Raw Dry Istanbul Mehmet 22” SWISH KNOCKER w ALL 18 Rivets 2077 g

Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
Original price
$399.99
$399.99 - $399.99
Current price $399.99
  • Well….I have NEVER seen this one before…

  • A massive, raw, dry heavily Hand Hammered Istanbul SWISH Knocker Ride 22” with ALL 18 rivets and a Brilliant bell. 

  • Yes. 18 rivets - just like it’s 1947!  That’s how they did it back then. 

  • No big company makes anything like this THIN Hand Hammered Swish. The Zildjian one is much heavier than this, and is machine hammered. 

  • Only 2077 grams on this 22”.  

  • Unlathed. Raw.  Unique Brilliant Bell. Generous and acutely upturned flanged edge - just like the old-timey Zildjian Swishes. 

  • Great combination of exotic, dry, organic, complex but with a very quick decay.  

  • Perfect for cutting accents or obviously as an alternate ride - a la Mel Lewis.  

  • Goes from a whisper to a roar with ease.  Very broad dynamic range.  Very musical. Amazing with mallets.  

  • Technically this is an Erik Smith Signature model.  

  • Extremely hard to find. Perfect condition.  An amazing 22” that’s actually Hand Hammered with a constellation of 18” rivets - great tribute to the super old school swishes of the 1940s.