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Persian kard dagger,19th century, watered steel blade, ivory and gold, H. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm), Met Museum. "Damascus" or "Watered" steel refers to blades that have been given a wavy or "watered" pattern, created by specific smelting and crucible techniques, prior to forging. The forte and hilt of this dagger are covered with chiseled decoration of floral motifs, arabesques and cartouches containing ducks and lions– ornament that can be found on a variety of media in later Persian art.

Persian kard century, watered steel blade, ivory and gold, H.

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

Ottoman dagger sword and armor & Osmanlı hançer kılıç ve zırhları &…

Ottoman dagger, 16th c (grip and blade), guard 1774–89, steel, ivory, gold; silver-gilt,  L. 12 1/4 in. (31.12 cm); blade L. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. The ivory grip is carved in the manner of objects made for the Ottoman court, blade inscribed in Turkish and Persian (Ottoman court languages) "I besought a drink of water from your trenchant dagger, what if but once you should let me drink, what would you lose? If I thirst, his dagger is not laid…

Ottoman dagger, c (grip and blade), guard steel, ivory, gold…

The Raptor--by Dusty Moulton Overall Length: 11 3/4" Blade Length: 6 7/8"

The Raptor--by Dusty Moulton Overall Length: 11 3/4" Blade Length: 6 7/8"

‘Kılıç’ (Scimitar-Sabre) & Sheath. Late-Ottoman, 19th century. Iranian blade and steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds and pearls. The entire handle was skilfully crafted from a piece of solid jade.

Saber with Scabbard Date: century Culture: Turkish Medium: Steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds, pearls

Khanjar Dagger. Dated: 16th century-17th century. Culture: Indian. Medium: steel; ivory. | Copyright © 2015 Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Khanjar Dagger (c.), India) CE Rhode Island School of Design Museum) ______________________________ Steel, ivory

Luxury Collection and Eclectic, Classy Photography -  19th century Japanese Meiji Period Ivory Cased Samurai Sword

A superb Century Japanese Meiji Period Ivory Cased Samurai Sword exceptionally carved all over with figures within interiors and landscapes, flanked by insects upon an textured ground.

A Very Fine Shibayama Tanto Koshirae  Meiji Period (late 19th century)  Inlaid in mother-of-pearl, coral, tortoiseshell and stained ivory with a peacock in a blossoming tree, the hilt with a duck amongst flowers and the reverse with a basket of flowers, silver fittings finely carved and inlaid in coloured cloisonné enamels with flowers and scrolling foliage, containing a tanto blade with horimono of Jogeryu [ascending and descending dragons], gold clad habaki, Edo Period (19th century)

Shibayama Tanto Koshirae Meiji Period Inlaid in MOP, coral, tortoiseshell & ivory

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