Ottoman dagger, 18th century, jade, steel, gold, copper, shagreen, gemstone, L. with sheath 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm); L. without sheath 13 5/16 in. (33.8 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Wt. 9.1 oz. (258 g); Wt. of sheath 3.7 oz. (104.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
Yeniçeri Savaşçı (Janissary Warrior) This a picture of a janissary warrior. They are fierce warriors who form the front offensive line of the army of the Ottoman Empire. These jannisaries are known to be an unbeatable force and loyal only to the sultan.
Ottoman battle-ax, century, Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art. This battle ax was used by janissaries during battles. Many other powerful weapons were created and used other than the ax and saber.
Ottoman shamshir forged out of Iranian wootz steel and said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and was deposed and imprisoned until his death in