Ottoman Empire calligraphic ornament on mail and plate kolçak aka greaves or shin armor worn by fully armored cavalrymen or sipahi. Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band or arm guards.

Ottoman Empire calligraphic ornament on mail and plate kolçak aka greaves or shin armor worn by fully armored cavalrymen or sipahi. Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band or arm guards.

Ottoman yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent, 16th c, workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30), steel, walrus ivory, gold, silver, rubies, turquoise, pearls, gold incrustation on the blade depicts combat between a dragon and a phoenix, gold-inlaid cloud bands and foliate scrolls on the ivory grips, one of the earliest known yatagans, L. 23 3/8 in. (59.3 cm); blade L. 18 3/8 in. (46.66 cm), Met Museum.

Ottoman yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent, c, workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca.

Chichak, a type of helmet (migfer) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. A presentation gift to the Russian court. Delegates from abroad would present their precious shields, helmets, ceremonial armor, and opulent silks and velvets in an elaborate parade before Russian dignitaries. Moscow Kremlin…

This helmet that I (Suleyman) paid for is a all silver/ gold helmet, these were especially made for the best warriors.

Ottoman kalkan (shield), domed and of circular form composed of a wood core with concentric wicker woven with colored thread, the exterior made up of radial steel bars linking the steel frame, steel domed center boss with rosette and five square finials. The interior with woven leather strap, and iron rings for suspension. The flexibility of the wicker absorbed the power of arrows and swords.

Ottoman kalkan (shield), domed and of circular form composed of a wood core…

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