A Yatagan: provenance: Turkey dimensions: length 59,6 cm. dating: 19th Century
A EUROPEAN BRONZE SWORD SOUTH-CENTRAL EUROPE, BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 12TH-10TH CENTURY B.C. The lanceolate blade inserted into the separately-cast hilt, the blade with a peaked midrib, the edges serrated toward the hilt, lentoid in section, the baluster-shaped grip with three raised bands, incised with dotted scrolling and hatching along the length, the edges riveted on either side, the knobbed pommel incised with concentric circles and dots on the exterior, rows of dots on the underside
A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.
Turkey: An ornamental 'Bicak' knife, Turkish-Ottoman. The long narrow single-edged iron blade engraved with ornamental brass inscription. Handle and scabbard with elaborate floral décor and moulded volutes, made of silver and with parcel-silver parts. The scabbard terminates in the head of a mythical animal. 19th Cent.
武士道（ぶしどう） Bushidô comes from two root words: Bushi which means ‘warrior’, and Dô which means ‘way'. Translated in English as “Way of the Warrior”, this is a Japanese word for the way of the samurai life.
Ottoman yatagan, 19th century, with slightly curved tapering single edged watered steel blade with makers mark, the forte and centre of the ivory hilt mounted with embossed silver, decorated with continuous rococo style floral interlace, its wood scabbard entirely covered in silver elaborately embossed with rococo style foliage and urns containing floral sprays, 77.7 cm. long.
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