- Dated: mid-19th century
- Place of Origin: Bhutan
- Measurements: overall length: 28.5in (725mm). Blade length: 23.5in (595mm)
The hilt of the sword is made of pierced copper, inlaid on one side with three turquoise coral stones (normally found on Tibetan weapons). The wooden grip is partly covered with very attractive red binding, while the single edged blade has a high contrast hairpin folded steel pattern. The scabbard has a wooden carcass, covered in copper, with an old leather strap.
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Ottoman Yataghan Sword
- Dated AH 1220/ AD 1805-6
- Culture: Ottoman, Turkey
- Medium: steel, silver, glass, wood, coral
- Measurements: overall lenght 76 cm
The sword has a slightly curved tapering single-edged steel blade decorated with silver inlay with floral and vegetal motifs on one side and two lines of inscription on the other.
The hilt comes with prominent ears forming the pommel cast with circular motifs and set with glass, while the wood scabbard is clad with elaborately embossed rococo style silver at top and bottom, with coral mounts.
The inscriptions on the blade reads the names of the Seven Sleepers and their dog, plus the owner’s name, “Mustafa bashi ibn Ahmad” and also the maker’s name: “The work of ‘Abdallah”.
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