A FINE IVORY-HILTED DAGGER (KARD) WITH SILVER SCABBARD, BUKHARA, PERSIA The tapered watered-steel blade with chiselled and gold-overlaid inscriptions, the marine ivory hilt with a cuff of turquoise glass insets, the silver-gilt scabbard chased with foliate motifs and set with turquoise. inscriptions: Dated ‘In the year 1210 (AD 1795-6)’ The inscriptions include Qur’an, surah al-Saff (LXI), parts of 13; surah Hud (XI), parts of 88; surah Al ‘Imran (III) parts of 126 and invocations to God.
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.