Indian khanjar, 19th century, steel, jade, gold, ruby, emerald, diamond, silver, pearl, wood, velvet, H. with sheath 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); H. without sheath 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm); H. of blade 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); W. 3 in. (7.6 cm); D. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); Wt. 18.9 oz. (535.8 g); Wt. of sheath 2.9 oz. (82.2 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
Ottoman dagger,19th century, steel, jade, gold, emerald, diamond, ruby. L. with sheath 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm); L. without sheath 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm); L. of blade 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); W. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Wt. 14 oz. (396.9 g); Wt. of sheath 9.7 oz (275 g), Met Museum.
Algerian nimcha saber, early 18th century, steel, silver, brass, wood, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, leather, textile, Length of blade, 21 in. (53.34 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. This distinctly North African sword, or nimcha, probably dates from around the battle of Oran (1732), when that city, a haven for Turkish pirates, was besieged by the Spanish. The openwork leather scabbard shows Ottoman influence.
Indian jambiya, 19th century, steel, silver, wood, ivory, H. with sheath 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); H. without sheath 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm); H. of blade 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); W. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Wt. 7.7 oz. (218.3 g); Wt. of sheath 2.4 oz. (68 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
Two-handed sword of Jacob CabeljauwLength 1573 the town of Alkmaar was besieged by Spanish troops. The Dutch commander Cabeljauw led the forces that defeated this attack and forced the Spanish to retreat. He was promoted to military governor of
Taza Spanish Cup Hilt Rapier XVII th century. Taza Rapier, which means bowl in Spanish, XVII th century style. Rapiers came into use in the C., until the C, when they were worn more to designate status rather an for actual use.