Persian shamshir (sabre), with scabbard, bi-knife and sword belt, 1800s, Blade, inlaid with Persian couplets and dedications, watered crucible steel, seed pearls, gold; hilt, ivory, gold, enamel, pearls; scabbard, wood, fish-skin; belt, canvas, gold thread; mounts, enamel, gold, emeralds, pearls, The Royal Collection.

Persian shamshir (sabre), with scabbard, bi-knife and sword belt, 1800s, Blade, inlaid with Persian couplets and dedications, watered crucible steel, seed pearls, gold; hilt, ivory, gold, enamel, pearls; scabbard, wood, fish-skin; belt, canvas, gold thread; mounts, enamel, gold, emeralds, pearls, The Royal Collection.

Wonderful Celtic Greaves.  A greave (from the Old French "shin, shin armour" from the Arabic jaurab, meaning stocking) is armour that protects the legs.

Wonderful Celtic Greaves. A greave (from the Old French "shin, shin armour" from the Arabic jaurab, meaning stocking) is armour that protects the legs.

SWORD USED BY THE BENIMERINES AND THE CHRISTIANS

SWORD USED BY THE BENIMERINES AND THE CHRISTIANS

Ottoman kilij (saber), 19th century. The blade is signed by its maker, Acem Oglu. The Arabic inscriptions decorating it include: "Oh from the gentle God whose gentleness is without end, You are the Powerful, we will love You in Your palace on the day of judgement." The foliate ornament on the guard and scabbard mounts shows the strong influence of European design in Turkish art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ottoman kilij (saber), 19th century. The blade is signed by its maker, Acem Oglu. The Arabic inscriptions decorating it include: "Oh from the gentle God whose gentleness is without end, You are the Powerful, we will love You in Your palace on the day of judgement." The foliate ornament on the guard and scabbard mounts shows the strong influence of European design in Turkish art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Offf-Barcelona-2013/11975123

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Offf-Barcelona-2013/11975123

Caucasian kindjal, circa 1900, double edged double groove blade with long Arabic inscriptions, a riser on the tip; iron grip, completely koftgari-decorated in gold with floral motifs, the upper part with three openings, ivory-inlaid and decorated in gold; two flower-shaped rivets. Cloth covered sheath, iron with openings inlaid with ivory-plaques, decorated en suite; grooved pine-cone shaped chape.

Caucasian kindjal, circa 1900, double edged double groove blade with long Arabic inscriptions, a riser on the tip; iron grip, completely koftgari-decorated in gold with floral motifs, the upper part with three openings, ivory-inlaid and decorated in gold; two flower-shaped rivets. Cloth covered sheath, iron with openings inlaid with ivory-plaques, decorated en suite; grooved pine-cone shaped chape.

Ottoman 15th century style turban helmet and sipar (shield), 19th century. Helmet, blued,  pointed, twisted skull, the lower part engraved by floral motifs and cartouches, gold-inlaid inscriptions in Arabic, sliding nosepiece engraved and gold inlaid, butted  mail neck-defence. Sipar, a center sun shaped plaque with anthropomorphic face, and a relieved gilt decoration depicting a long snake woven around the four studs, the surface engraved with floral motifs featuring gold inlay.

Ottoman 15th century style turban helmet and sipar (shield), 19th century. Helmet, blued, pointed, twisted skull, the lower part engraved by floral motifs and cartouches, gold-inlaid inscriptions in Arabic, sliding nosepiece engraved and gold inlaid, butted mail neck-defence. Sipar, a center sun shaped plaque with anthropomorphic face, and a relieved gilt decoration depicting a long snake woven around the four studs, the surface engraved with floral motifs featuring gold inlay.

A yatagan  			                			  			   			                              	  			                			  			  			   			Turkey  			                			  			  			   			  			19th Century

A yatagan Turkey 19th Century

Jade-hilted Dagger with gold-inlaid inscribed blade & diamond-set silver scabbard  Medium: Ottoman  Location: Turkey  Dated: circa 18th century  Inscriptions: The inscriptions include two couplets in Turkish and the Arabic: ”There is no youth [as brave as] ‘Ali, no sword [as sharp as] dhi’l-faqar”.

Jade-hilted Dagger with gold-inlaid inscribed blade & diamond-set silver scabbard Medium: Ottoman Location: Turkey Dated: circa 18th century Inscriptions: The inscriptions include two couplets in Turkish and the Arabic: ”There is no youth [as brave as] ‘Ali, no sword [as sharp as] dhi’l-faqar”.

Allah - Oğuz Kızıklı

Allah - Oğuz Kızıklı

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