Blue Mosque or The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built during the rule of Ahmed I.
Ottoman dagger, 19th century, steel, gold, jade, diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald, L. with sheath 17 9/16 in. (44.6 cm); L. without sheath 15 15/16in. (40.5 cm); L. of blade 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm); W. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm); D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); Wt. 9.7 oz. (275 g); Wt. of sheath 5.3 oz (150.3 g), Met Museum.
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 jambiya, 18th to 19th century, steel, jade, gold, brass, gemstone, H. with sheath 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm); H. without sheath 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm); H. of blade 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); W. 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Wt. 11.8 oz. (334.5 g); Wt. 4.7 oz. (133.2 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.