Fossil Steller's Sea Cow Bone & Blackwood by Steve Torok Folder Type: Gentlemen Large Linerlock Blade Length: 2 7/8 inches Overall Length: 7 13/16 inches Blade Steel: "Ladder" pattern Damascus High Carbon Steel Handle Material: Fossil Steller's Sea Cow Bone Bolster Material: Blackwood Thumb Knob Gemstone: Red Sapphire which has been graded IF (which is the highest grade given and means the gemstone is internally flawless and free of inclusions) Filework: On top of blade and li
A YATAGHAN OTTOMAN TURKEY, MID-19TH CENTURY The blade of typical shape, with gilt metal guard with engraved floral decoration, the bone hilt with applied enamel rosettes, the blade with rubbed calligraphic cartouche, the sheath with silvered mounts decorated with floral arabesques
Fine Kinjal, Caucasus, circa 1800. Blade with gilt inscription and bone hilt with gilt ornaments. Very fine niello scabbard. Provenance: From an old important private collection in Alsace. Top of the scabbard missing, hilt slightly chipped, gilding worn in some places.
Persian jambiya, 19th century, steel, bone, gold, H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); H. of blade 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); W. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Wt. 16.3 oz. (462.1 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
South African knifemaker George Muller created this exceptional knife at a remarkably low price. The bolsters and hollow ground blade are made from gorgeous Damascus. The spine of the blade and titanium liners have been beautifully file-worked. Fossil mammoth ivory scales are dovetailed to the Damascus bolsters. An exceptional custom knife with incredible fit and finish.
The yatagan was popular throughout the Ottoman Empire. Single-edged blade that curves slightly inward and by a hilt with no guard and two flared wings at the pommel. Date: dated 1802–3 Culture: Anatolian or Balkan Medium: Steel, silver, gold, coral. Dimensions: Weight, 3 lb. 8 oz.; Weight without scabbard, 1 lb. 14 oz.; Length without scabbard 29 in. (73.66 cm) Length of blade 23 1/8 in.; Greatest width 2 1/4 in.; Greatest width of blade 1 1/4 in.
Parrying dagger (pugnale bolognese), ca. 1550–75; Italian. Partly gilt steel, brass & wood. Designed to be used together with a rapier, this dagger is fitted with a side ring, recurved quillons & a depression at the base of one side of the blade to accommodate the thumb and facilitate a firmer grip. The waves in the blade may be intended to act like "speed bumps" in breaking the impact of a blow from an opponent's blade. The piercing of the fullers (grooves) is decorative.
Sword (Shamshir) with Scabbard and Belt, blade dated A.H. 1162 or 1164/A.D. 1748–49 or 1750–51. Blade, Iranian; hilt, Indian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935 (36.25.1304a, b)
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
A RARE OTTOMAN HORN-HILTED SWORD (YATAGHAN), TURKEY, DATED 1181 AH/1767 AD the finely watered steel curved blade with a flat back edge and inscriptions along both sides of the blade enclosed in star motifs which continue to decorate the top ridge of the blade, the hilt with horn grips and silver studs, decorated with arabesques on the tang, applied silver floral decoration at the forte