Raif İvecan

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Ottoman berdiche (cresent shaped axe), 16th century, steel.

This Mamluk axe is wonderful; however, I do not necessarily see its wood-cleaving merit.

Ottoman tabar (axe), 18th century, silver abstract motif overlay on the blade, with matching silver panels on the haft, 60.5cm, signed:Work of Muhammad.

Ottoman tabar (axe), century, silver abstract motif overlay on the blade, with matching silver panels on the haft, signed:Work of Muhammad.

Ottoman Janissary Balta Battleaxe, 18th century Measurements: overall length 70 cm, bit 18 cm A massive example, the form strongly associated with the Janissary Corps. The heavily-bearded, rectangular head scrolled where it meets the socket, with broad, elaborately gold- inlaid borders involving seven-pointed suns surrounded by seven circles or stars throughout.

Ottoman Janissary Balta Battleaxe, century Measurements: overall length

Ottoman berdiche (cresent shaped axe), 16th century, steel, length 36 1/4 in. ( 92.08 cm), bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Ottoman berdiche or 'balta' (cresent shaped axe).

Ottoman mace with twelve flanged head, delicately shaped with convex striking edges on a stepped recurve. Its form draws heavily on the European as, unlike other Eastern maces, it was made specifically to attack fully armored European soldiers. It is likely that it served at the Battle of Vienna of 1683 and comprised part of the spoils gathered by German and Polish defenders after the Turkish defeat. Length: 25in.

This iron mace epitomizes early Ottoman craftsmanship with its finely crafted detail. The twelve flanges, probably an astrological choice, are delicately shaped

Ottoman kilij, 19th century, wootz steel blade ( visible in the groove) with 4 cartouches of koranic verses, iron mounts and spiral stiched leather scabbard decorated en suite with gold koftgari foliages and volutes, horn grip (possibly rhino horn).

Late-Ottoman 'kilij', century, wootz steel blade ( visible in the groove) with 4 cartouches of koranic verses, iron mounts and spiral stiched leather scabbard decorated en suite with gold koftgari foliages and volutes, horn grip (possibly rhino horn).