The curved blade is richly decorated with intricate Turkish and oriental motifs, including a fire-gilded lion’s head on the hilt, while its gilt and embossed shagreen scabbard features two rings in order to hang from a belt.  Mameluke swords take their name from Mamluk warriors of Ottoman Egypt. Today, modern Mameluke swords are worn by U.S. Marine officers, commemorating the Marines’ service during the First Barbary War, 1801-1805.   Source: Copyright © 2013 M.S. Rau Antiques LLC.

Possible jamal - The curved blade is richly decorated with intricate Turkish and oriental motifs, including a fire-gilded lion’s head on the hilt, while its gilt and embossed shagreen scabbard features two rings in order to hang from a belt.

16th cent Turkey - reconstructed portion of full suit armor of Turkish soldier. The chain mail that links the circ breast & backplates to the steel plates @ sides & shoulders would have cont down over warrior’s forearms & connect w/ plate coverings. soldier also may have been equip w/ plate leg guards or long skirt or trousers made of mail & reinforced w/ addit. steel plates. decor of the plates feature floral motifs, Arabic script (on back) & interlaced patterns used through Islamic hist…

Turkish - Body Armor - Walters 51419 - Ottoman Army centuries) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Military leaders were very powerful in the Ottoman Empire. Turkish horsemen were excellent warriors. When the Ottoman's power began shrinking, they established regional bases. Janissary troops were taken from conquered states. They knew how to use firearms and artillery, and could rock big hats.

this is a picture of a group of Janissaries, basically Janisarries are christinan boys that convert to Islam to be soldiers. Some families sent their kids because they thought that their children would br rulers and have wealth.

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