Ottoman court dagger

From the 17th to the 18th century, these highly decorated straight daggers were usually part of the formal dress in the Ottoman courts. The hilt and scabbard are made of carved walnut with gold gilding. The blade has a pattern welded damascus core and steel edges.

 

Ottoman court dagger with gilded scabbard and hilt

 

 

Ottoman court straight dagger

 

 

Ottoman court straight dagger, closup of the pattern welded damascus blade

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