Dagger with Sheath

Steel, iron, wood, leather, gold | 246cm | Blade, mid-16th century; hilt and scabbard, probably mid-16th century

Unknown Artist

Near Eastern blades were valued highly in Europe, and many fine examples were exported and mounted with European hilts. In this example, the Ottoman blade has been fitted with a hilt and sheath damascened with gold arabesques of Middle Eastern inspir...
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