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Ottoman jambiya, (Indian hilt?), 18th century, steel, jade, gold, velvet, gemstone, H. with sheath 20 in. (50.8 cm); H. without sheath 18 1/2 in. (47 cm); H. of blade 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); W. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); D. 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); Wt. 15.2 oz. (430.9 g); Wt. of sheath 4.6 oz (130.4 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
Jambiya dagger, Ottoman blade (mid 16th c), European hilt and scabbard (1600–1650?), steel damascened with gold, L. 10 3/8 in. (26.34 cm), Met Museum. Indo-Persian blades were valued in Europe, they were exported and mounted with European hilts.This blade is fitted with hilt and sheath damascened with gold arabesques of Middle Eastern inspiration. Inscribed:"It is a dagger since it attempted [to take] the life of the unfaithful lover. My Turk took it [wrapped in gold] and bound it to his sash".
Ottoman throwing spears (Jarids) and quiver, circa 1680, the plain steel arrowheads with quadrangular tips, wooden hafts and silver terminals formed as tubular sockets decorated with chased and engraved medallions containing floral sprays, the wooden quiver mounted with blue-green velvet, the silver chape, lock and suspension loops decorated en suite, the lock with traces of gilding, 83.8cm.
Ottoman dagger, 18th to 19th century, steel, ivory, silver, wood, possibly coral, L. of blade 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) L. with sheath 20 11/16 in. (52.5 cm); L. without sheath 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm); W. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm); Wt. 14.1 oz. (399.7 g); Wt. of sheath 6.9 oz. (195.6 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
The short version of the Ottoman kilij sometimes known as ''pala'', with deeply curved wide blade and ‘T’ spine, used from the early 17 C. for more than 300 years well into the 20th C, damascus steel blade with T-section spine extending to the yelman, brass guard and brown horn grip scales. Leather-covered spiral stitched scabbard, brass mounts.
Ottoman kilij, 17th century, damascus steel, nephrite, gold, L. 38 in. (96.5 cm); L. of blade 32 3/4 in. (83.2 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, rippling pattern green nephrite grip that echoes the crucible, or "watered," steel of the blade. Arabic blade inscriptions, one verse praising the infinite gentleness and power of God and another verse referring to the sword called "dhu'l-faqar" (one of Muhammads swords, widely regarded as a symbol of spiritual and political authority).