AN OTTOMAN JADE-HANDLED COURT DAGGER   19TH CENTURY   With shaped single-edged blade with curved cutting edge and bold clip-point, each side of the blade with gold-damascened flowering foliage framing an inscription, small ornate silver guard set with clear, red and green pastes, slender light green jade grip with gold-inlaid flowering foliage and narrow central band and small pierced pommel each set with further clear pastes  7 1/8in (18.1cm) blade

AN OTTOMAN JADE-HANDLED COURT DAGGER 19TH CENTURY With shaped single-edged blade with curved cutting edge and bold clip-point, each side of the blade with gold-damascened flowering foliage framing an inscription, small ornate silver guard set with clear, red and green pastes, slender light green jade grip with gold-inlaid flowering foliage and narrow central band and small pierced pommel each set with further clear pastes 7 1/8in (18.1cm) blade

A dagger from the Mughal Empire with hilt in jade, gold, rubies and emeralds. Blade of Damascene steel inlaid with gold.  Louvre Museum

A dagger from the Mughal Empire with hilt in jade, gold, rubies and emeralds. Blade of Damascene steel inlaid with gold. Louvre Museum

A RARE OTTOMAN IVORY-HILTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA) AND SCABBARD, TURKEY, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY the slightly curved double-edged blade with faceted ivory hilt of waisted form, carved with a geometric design inlaid with brass studs, the top of the pommel with carved inscription enclosing a collared turquoise stone, the scabbard intricately carved with a geometric interlace on one side and a foliate arabesque on the other, replacement lower chape

A RARE OTTOMAN IVORY-HILTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA) AND SCABBARD, TURKEY, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY the slightly curved double-edged blade with faceted ivory hilt of waisted form, carved with a geometric design inlaid with brass studs, the top of the pommel with carved inscription enclosing a collared turquoise stone, the scabbard intricately carved with a geometric interlace on one side and a foliate arabesque on the other, replacement lower chape

A FINE MUGHAL TWO-COLOUR JADE-HILTED DAGGER, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY the curved double-sided watered-steel blade with central ridge and koftgari decoration to forte, the hilt of spinach green stone inlaid with pale green sections divided by gold inlay creating an allover lattice, rounded pommel and scroll quillons inlaid with rubies

A FINE MUGHAL TWO-COLOUR JADE-HILTED DAGGER, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY the curved double-sided watered-steel blade with central ridge and koftgari decoration to forte, the hilt of spinach green stone inlaid with pale green sections divided by gold inlay creating an allover lattice, rounded pommel and scroll quillons inlaid with rubies

AN IVORY HILTED SAFAVID SHAMSHIR, PERSIA, 17TH CENTURY the slender curved and tapering finely watered-steel blade, two inlaid inscriptions in lobed and foliate cartouches, dragon head quillons, the ivory hilt with gold overlaid floral motifs and ensuite suspension mounts, leather-covered wood scabbard stamped with stylised animal and foliate motifs

AN IVORY HILTED SAFAVID SHAMSHIR, PERSIA, 17TH CENTURY the slender curved and tapering finely watered-steel blade, two inlaid inscriptions in lobed and foliate cartouches, dragon head quillons, the ivory hilt with gold overlaid floral motifs and ensuite suspension mounts, leather-covered wood scabbard stamped with stylised animal and foliate motifs

AN UNUSUAL HORN- AND MARINE-IVORY-HILTED DAGGER AND SCABBARD, CAUCASUS OR NORTH WEST PERSIA, 18TH-19TH CENTURY

AN UNUSUAL HORN- AND MARINE-IVORY-HILTED DAGGER AND SCABBARD, CAUCASUS OR NORTH WEST PERSIA, 18TH-19TH CENTURY

Heavy cavalry officer's dress sword with Mameluke style hilt, for the 5th Dragoon Guards. British, about 1825.

Heavy cavalry officer's dress sword with Mameluke style hilt, for the 5th Dragoon Guards. British, about 1825.

Close up of an 11th Hussars (Prince Alberts Own Hussars) officers mameluke, etched blade with battle honors for EGYPT, SALAMANCA, PENINSULA, BHURTPORE, ALMA, BALAKLAVA, INKERMAN & SEVASTOPOL.

Close up of an 11th Hussars (Prince Alberts Own Hussars) officers mameluke, etched blade with battle honors for EGYPT, SALAMANCA, PENINSULA, BHURTPORE, ALMA, BALAKLAVA, INKERMAN & SEVASTOPOL.

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