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Ottoman sword with twist-core blade

Ottoman Turkish ribbon sword

A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
Kurdish kalkan logo

Ottoman Kurdish kalkan

A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
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Ottoman cartridge pouches

with space for 20 cartridges, complete with powder flask.
1809 yatagan

Fine Ottoman yatağan dated 1809

Made by a maker called Noah in 1809 for a certain Mehemmed Ağa Fî. With beautiful golden overlays on blade.
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Yatağan

A type of Ottoman sword with a distinct eared hilt and recurved blade.
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Yatağan dated 1790-1791

An old warhorse with several repairs.
Ottoman war arrow

Rare Ottoman war arrow

With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
Ottoman pala beset with coral and turquoises

An Ottoman coral studded pala

With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
A Balkan boyliya paragun logo

A fine "boyliya" paragun

One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
Miquelet lock

Miquelet

Collector's jargon for a type of lock for a firearm
Bichaq

Bichaq

In Turkish, bichaq literally means "knife".
Manceaux

Manceaux à Paris

A notable French arms manufacturer who also made fine presentation weapons in Asian styles.
Tefvik the bookbinder

Tevfik the leather binder

An Ottoman leather binder who in 1866 - 1867 covered a bow made by Haci Gavsî in 1824 - 1825.
Haci Gavsî signature

Haci gavsî the bowyer

Signed an Ottoman bow made in late 1824 or 1825.
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Measurements of an Ottoman bow

Signatures on the bow indicate that it was probably made in 1849 and decorated in 1867.
Ottoman court dagger with renaissance style decor logo

Ottoman style dagger

Fine and unusual, with Italian renaissance style decoration.
Ottoman knife by Manceaux, Paris

Ottoman knife by Manceaux, Paris

Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
Silver Ottoman dagger

Silver mounted Ottoman dagger

Description

A nice Balkan Ottoman dagger of a type called hançer (Turkish) or 

Ottoman archery set

Ottoman bow with siper and arrows

Description

A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.

Ottoman bichaq logo

A silver-niello Ottoman bichaq

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a yatağan, the swor

Ottoman bichaq

Ottoman bichaq (knife)

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a miniature yata

Ottoman barreled gun

English rifle with Ottoman barrel

An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
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Very fine Ottoman bow

Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.