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A crossbow with jack,    provenance:	 	Europe dating:	 	 17th Century

A crossbow with jack, provenance: Europe dating: 17th Century

CG Society: Samurai 3D Model by Eugene (Yevhen) Lisunov. WOW!

CG Society: Samurai 3D Model by Eugene (Yevhen) Lisunov. WOW!

A Zirah Bough       provenance:	 	India Moghul  dating:	 	 18th Century

A Zirah Bough provenance: India Moghul dating: 18th Century

Ottoman yatagan, 19th c, gold inlaid blade, silver-gilt grip and scabbard with filigree rosettes to sides and pommel, repousse silver scabbard with cartouches on a floral ground, gilded terminal and upper, 74.5cm. Inscribed:owner "Asıl(?) Agha",  the dog of the Seven Sleepers "Qitmir"; other side "bıcak elde gerek / delde sübhan tawakkuli 'ala khaliqi / ghayrat [?] ahmad", "In the hand one must have a dagger, and 'Praise Him!' in one's heart, my dependance is on my creator Ghayrat [?]…

Ottoman yatagan, 19th c, gold inlaid blade, silver-gilt grip and scabbard with filigree rosettes to sides and pommel, repousse silver scabbard with cartouches on a floral ground, gilded terminal and upper, 74.5cm. Inscribed:owner "Asıl(?) Agha", the dog of the Seven Sleepers "Qitmir"; other side "bıcak elde gerek / delde sübhan tawakkuli 'ala khaliqi / ghayrat [?] ahmad", "In the hand one must have a dagger, and 'Praise Him!' in one's heart, my dependance is on my creator Ghayrat [?]…

Ottoman yataghan / yatagan, AH 1220/ AD 1805-6, steel blade decorated with silver inlay with floral and vegetal motifs on one side and inscriptions on the other, the hilt with prominent ears forming the pommel cast with circular motifs and set with glass, the scabbard clad with elaborately embossed rococo style silver at top and bottom with coral, 76 cm, inscribed with the names of the Seven Sleepers and their dog. The owner's name, Mustafa bashi ibn Ahmad. 'The work of 'Abdallah [?]'.

Ottoman yataghan / yatagan, AH 1220/ AD 1805-6, steel blade decorated with silver inlay with floral and vegetal motifs on one side and inscriptions on the other, the hilt with prominent ears forming the pommel cast with circular motifs and set with glass, the scabbard clad with elaborately embossed rococo style silver at top and bottom with coral, 76 cm, inscribed with the names of the Seven Sleepers and their dog. The owner's name, Mustafa bashi ibn Ahmad. 'The work of 'Abdallah [?]'.

Ottoman (Anatolian or Balkan) yatagan / yataghan, dated 1802–3, steel, silver, gold, coral, Length 29 in. (73.66 cm) Length of blade, 23 1/8 in. (58.72 cm), Met Museum. The yatagan was popular throughout the Ottoman Empire. It is distinguished by a single-edged blade that curves slightly inward and by a hilt with no guard and two flared wings at the pommel.

Ottoman (Anatolian or Balkan) yatagan / yataghan, dated 1802–3, steel, silver, gold, coral, Length 29 in. (73.66 cm) Length of blade, 23 1/8 in. (58.72 cm), Met Museum. The yatagan was popular throughout the Ottoman Empire. It is distinguished by a single-edged blade that curves slightly inward and by a hilt with no guard and two flared wings at the pommel.


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The short version of the Ottoman kilij sometimes known as ''pala'', with deeply curved wide blade and ‘T’ spine, used from the early 17 C. for more than 300 years well into the 20th C. The hilt of classical form is made of brass cross guard and horn grips with bulbous pommel and brass grip strap. The original wood scabbard is covered with leather, mounted with chased brass locket and chape. length 32.09 INCHES (81.5cm), blade 26.77 INCHES (68cm), length with scabbard 33.86 INCHES (86cm).

The short version of the Ottoman kilij sometimes known as ''pala'', with deeply curved wide blade and ‘T’ spine, used from the early 17 C. for more than 300 years well into the 20th C. The hilt of classical form is made of brass cross guard and horn grips with bulbous pommel and brass grip strap. The original wood scabbard is covered with leather, mounted with chased brass locket and chape. length 32.09 INCHES (81.5cm), blade 26.77 INCHES (68cm), length with scabbard 33.86 INCHES (86cm).

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Ottoman yatagan / yataghan, 19th century, watered-steel single-edged slightly curved blade with single fuller, the chappe with cusped cartouche containing elegant arabesque, the interstices with small leaf-motifs, one side of the blade with cusped cartouche issuing palmette and containing later owner's inscription, Sahib Kuchak Husni Agha, with possibly associated silver hilt of typical form engraved with floral motifs, the silver scabbard elegantly worked in repoussé, 31½in. (80cm.) long.

Ottoman yatagan / yataghan, 19th century, watered-steel single-edged slightly curved blade with single fuller, the chappe with cusped cartouche containing elegant arabesque, the interstices with small leaf-motifs, one side of the blade with cusped cartouche issuing palmette and containing later owner's inscription, Sahib Kuchak Husni Agha, with possibly associated silver hilt of typical form engraved with floral motifs, the silver scabbard elegantly worked in repoussé, 31½in. (80cm.) long.

Ottoman yatagan, 19th century, with slightly curved tapering single edged watered steel blade with makers mark, the forte and centre of the ivory hilt mounted with embossed silver, decorated with continuous rococo style floral interlace, its wood scabbard entirely covered in silver elaborately embossed with rococo style foliage and urns containing floral sprays, 77.7 cm. long.

Ottoman yatagan, 19th century, with slightly curved tapering single edged watered steel blade with makers mark, the forte and centre of the ivory hilt mounted with embossed silver, decorated with continuous rococo style floral interlace, its wood scabbard entirely covered in silver elaborately embossed with rococo style foliage and urns containing floral sprays, 77.7 cm. long.

Ottoman kilij, this is the shorter version known as "pala", Length: 710mm, Weight: 750g, Royal Armories.

Ottoman kilij, this is the shorter version known as "pala", Length: 710mm, Weight: 750g, Royal Armories.

Ottoman kilij, 17th century, damascus steel, nephrite, gold, L. 38 in. (96.5 cm); L. of blade 32 3/4 in. (83.2 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, rippling pattern green nephrite grip that echoes the crucible, or "watered," steel of the blade. Arabic blade inscriptions, one verse praising the infinite gentleness and power of God and another verse referring to the sword called "dhu'l-faqar" (one of Muhammads swords, widely regarded as a symbol of spiritual and political…

Ottoman kilij, 17th century, damascus steel, nephrite, gold, L. 38 in. (96.5 cm); L. of blade 32 3/4 in. (83.2 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, rippling pattern green nephrite grip that echoes the crucible, or "watered," steel of the blade. Arabic blade inscriptions, one verse praising the infinite gentleness and power of God and another verse referring to the sword called "dhu'l-faqar" (one of Muhammads swords, widely regarded as a symbol of spiritual and political…

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Translation help Shamshir

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Translation help Shamshir

Ottoman dagger sword and armor & Osmanlı hançer kılıç ve zırhları & Osmanlının döneminde kullanılan kılıçlar kalkanlar hançerler ve zırh gibi harp aletleri & Ottoman & Osmanlı Yeniçeri kılıcı & Yatağan

Ottoman dagger sword and armor & Osmanlı hançer kılıç ve zırhları & Osmanlının döneminde kullanılan kılıçlar kalkanlar hançerler ve zırh gibi harp aletleri & Ottoman & Osmanlı Yeniçeri kılıcı & Yatağan

Ottoman (Anatolian or Balkan) yatagan / yataghan, dated 1802–3, steel, silver, gold, coral, Length 29 in. (73.66 cm) Length of blade, 23 1/8 in. (58.72 cm), Met Museum. The yatagan was popular throughout the Ottoman Empire. It is distinguished by a single-edged blade that curves slightly inward and by a hilt with no guard and two flared wings at the pommel.

Ottoman (Anatolian or Balkan) yatagan / yataghan, dated 1802–3, steel, silver, gold, coral, Length 29 in. (73.66 cm) Length of blade, 23 1/8 in. (58.72 cm), Met Museum. The yatagan was popular throughout the Ottoman Empire. It is distinguished by a single-edged blade that curves slightly inward and by a hilt with no guard and two flared wings at the pommel.

Ottoman short kilij (pala), 18th c, watered steel blade, chiselled with interlacing palmettes, gold-overlaid decoration on the blade, one side featuring a lobed cartouche containing an inscription, silver cross-guard set with emeralds and diamonds on one side, carved and engraved with a detailed floral design on other side, with ensuite design on the silver scabbard, stamped with tughra of Sultan Abdulhamid I (r.1774-1789), mughal black jade pistol-grip hilt with diamonds and emeralds, 87cm.

Ottoman short kilij (pala), 18th c, watered steel blade, chiselled with interlacing palmettes, gold-overlaid decoration on the blade, one side featuring a lobed cartouche containing an inscription, silver cross-guard set with emeralds and diamonds on one side, carved and engraved with a detailed floral design on other side, with ensuite design on the silver scabbard, stamped with tughra of Sultan Abdulhamid I (r.1774-1789), mughal black jade pistol-grip hilt with diamonds and emeralds, 87cm.

Ottoman shamshir, 19th Century, Iranian wootz steel blade, scabbard set with gold, diamonds, emeralds and pearls, jade handle, a ceremonial sword, used for an investiture ceremony, a perfect symbol of the luxury, extravagance and workmanship in the Ottoman Empire, said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May 30–August 31, 1876). He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and was deposed and imprisioned until his death in 1904.

Ottoman shamshir, 19th Century, Iranian wootz steel blade, scabbard set with gold, diamonds, emeralds and pearls, jade handle, a ceremonial sword, used for an investiture ceremony, a perfect symbol of the luxury, extravagance and workmanship in the Ottoman Empire, said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May 30–August 31, 1876). He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and was deposed and imprisioned until his death in 1904.

It's vintage and I suddenly can't breathe anymore. A crossbow with its windlass, Germany, ca. 17th century. This is a beautiful thing.

It's vintage and I suddenly can't breathe anymore. A crossbow with its windlass, Germany, ca. 17th century. This is a beautiful thing.

Ottoman matchlock (lt), next to four miquelet. Topkapı Palace Museum.

Ottoman matchlock (lt), next to four miquelet. Topkapı Palace Museum.