Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Jade-hilted Dagger with gold-inlaid inscribed blade & diamond-set silver scabbard
Medium: Ottoman
Location: Turkey
Dated: circa 18th century
Inscriptions: The inscriptions include two couplets in Turkish and the Arabic: ”There is no youth [as brave as] ‘Ali, no sword [as sharp as] dhi’l-faqar”.
The watered steel blade with a double band of inscription on either side, floral interlace on the forte, the spinach jade hilt carved with irises and with an appliqué rose-diamond rosette; the silver scabbard decorated with floral sprigs and strapwork, mounted with two elaborate medallions set with rose-diamonds, stamped with an incomplete tughra, chain and toggle attached. 

Copyright: All text & images © Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. 
Source: Elogedel Art 

Jade-hilted Dagger with gold-inlaid inscribed blade & diamond-set silver scabbard

Medium: Ottoman

Location: Turkey

Dated: circa 18th century

  • Inscriptions: The inscriptions include two couplets in Turkish and the Arabic: ”There is no youth [as brave as] ‘Ali, no sword [as sharp as] dhi’l-faqar”.

The watered steel blade with a double band of inscription on either side, floral interlace on the forte, the spinach jade hilt carved with irises and with an appliqué rose-diamond rosette; the silver scabbard decorated with floral sprigs and strapwork, mounted with two elaborate medallions set with rose-diamonds, stamped with an incomplete tughra, chain and toggle attached. 

Copyright: All text & images © Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. 

Source: Elogedel Art 

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