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Visiting History .................5. Istanbul
Topkapi Emerald Dagger. Treasury, Topkapi Palace Museum, Turkey. Dagger is set with three large Colombian emeralds. Its a long dagger at 35 centimeters, given as a gift from the Shah Nadir to the Sultan Mahmud I of Turkey. Another large emerald covers a watch hidden in the base. The emeralds are surrounded by diamonds and gold.
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.
Samuel Jackson | Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Major General John E. Wool (1784–1869) | American, probably Baltimore | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Samuel Jackson (American, active 1833–70). Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Major General John E. Wool (1784–1869), 1854–55. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger and Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Goelet Gifts, 2009 (2009.8a–c) | This sword's elegant proportions, novel design, sculptural conception, and superb finish make it an outstanding example of mid-nineteenth-century silversmithing. #sword