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Armenian Versions (right) Czeczuga, (left) Armenian Karabel, (middle) Ordynka.

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Persian shamshir (sabre), with scabbard, bi-knife and sword belt, 1800s, Blade, inlaid with Persian couplets and dedications, watered crucible steel, seed pearls, gold; hilt, ivory, gold, enamel, pearls; scabbard, wood, fish-skin; belt, canvas, gold thread; mounts, enamel, gold, emeralds, pearls, The Royal Collection.

Persian shamshir (sabre), with scabbard, bi-knife and sword belt, Blade…

Saber with Scabbard and Carrying Belt Date: early 17th century Culture: Polish Medium: Steel, partly etched and gilt; gilt-silver, leather, wood, textile, semiprecious stones

Saber with Scabbard and Carrying Belt Date: early century Culture: Polish

Saber, hilt, 19th century; blade, probably 18th century with early 19th century decoration. Hilt, Turkish or N. African; blade, Iranian, Turkish decoration. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935 (36.25.1632) | The fine blade of crucible ("watered") steel is typically Iranian but was decorated at a later date by a Turkish craftsman. The decoration includes verses from the "Burda," a mystical poem by the thirteenth-century author al-Bu Siri. #sword

The fine blade of crucible ("watered") steel is typically Iranian but was decorated at a later date by a Turkish craftsman. The decoration includes verses from the "Burda," a mystical poem by the thirteenth-century author al-Bu Siri

Curved Swords, Creative Writing, Arms, Knives, Polish, Imaginative Writing, Knifes, Varnishes, Narrative Poetry

Algerian nimcha saber, early 18th century, steel, silver, brass, wood, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, leather, textile, Length of blade, 21 in. (53.34 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. This distinctly North African sword, or nimcha, probably dates from around the battle of Oran (1732), when that city, a haven for Turkish pirates, was besieged by the Spanish. The openwork leather scabbard shows Ottoman influence.

Algerian nimcha saber, early 18th century, steel, silver, brass, wood, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, leather, textile, Length of blade, 21 in. (53.34 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. This distinctly North African sword, or nimcha, probably dates from around the battle of Oran (1732), when that city, a haven for Turkish pirates, was besieged by the Spanish. The openwork leather scabbard shows Ottoman influence.

AN OTTOMAN TOMBAK SWORD (YATAGHAN) AND SCABBARD, TURKEY, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Late-Ottoman ‘yatağan’ (sword with forward bend, also called ‘tombak’); with scabbard.

Officer Horse Chasseur's Sword from Napoleon Imperial Guard, ca 1796.

Officer Horse Chasseur's Sword from Napoleon Imperial Guard, ca a Delacroix

Ottoman Saber, 16th century; Ottoman  Turkish. Steel inlaid with gold, precious stones, fish skin. The blade is chiseled in relief with Qur’anic verses, the surrounding areas inlaid with gold. The inscriptions refer to victory in the Holy War and to the magical powers of the biblical King Solomon (Süleyman). It seems likely that this unique blade was made for the Ottoman sultan Süleyman I (r. 1520–66). The guard is chiseled with gold-damascened flowers and was formerly inlaid with rubies.

Ottoman Turkish Steel inlaid with gold, precious stones, fishskin L. cm) Bequest of George C.

Sabres with karabela hilt, late 17th century or around 1700, Ottoman Empire or Polish, Museum Hessen Kassel.

Sabres with karabela hilt, late century or around Ottoman Empire or Polish, Museum Hessen Kassel.

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File:Sabel, shamshir, Persien - Livrustkammaren - 17907.tif

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