Turkoman warrior, 14th century - Various turkish tribes burst out of Central Asia from the 6th c. to invade the middle east and eventually establish the Ottoman Empire.

Turkoman warrior, 14th century - Various turkish tribes burst out of Central Asia from the 6th c. to invade the middle east and eventually establish the Ottoman Empire.

Turkish navy warrior 1500's

Turkish navy warrior 1500's

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.

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.

Turkish Ghulam - Pictures of Steppe Warriors | Steppe History Forum

Turkish Ghulam - Pictures of Steppe Warriors | Steppe History Forum

Turkish warrior with bow and majra

Turkish warrior with bow and majra

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…

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 Janissary warrior

Turkish Janissary warrior

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.

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.

Turkish warrior

Turkish warrior

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