The Ottoman Empire (Ottoman Turkish: دولت عليه عثمانیه Devlet-i ʿAliyye-yi ʿOsmâniyye) was during the 16th and 17th centuries one of the most powerful states in…
Ottoman yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent, 16th c, workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30), steel, walrus ivory, gold, silver, rubies, turquoise, pearls, gold incrustation on the blade depicts combat between a dragon and a phoenix, gold-inlaid cloud bands and foliate scrolls on the ivory grips, one of the earliest known yatagans, L. 23 3/8 in. (59.3 cm); blade L. 18 3/8 in. (46.66 cm), Met Museum.
Sabre & Sheath. 19th Century, Turkey, Ottoman Empire. Iranian blade and steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds and pearls. The entire handle was skilfully crafted from a piece of solid jade. This is a ceremonial sword, used for an investiture ceremony. This sword is a perfect symbol of the luxury, extravagance and workmanship in the Ottoman Empire.