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.

Sword (Yatagan) With Scabbard
Date: 18th century
Culture: Turkish
Medium: Steel, silver, gold, coral
Dimensions: Length overall (excluding scabbard) 29 in. ( 73.66 cm) Length overall (with scabbard) 31 1/8 in. ( 79.04 cm) Length of blade 23 1/8 in. ( 58.72 cm) Gr. width 2 1/4 in. ( 5.72 cm) Gr. width of blade 1 1/4 in. ( 3.18 cm) Weight (excluding scabbard) 1 lb. 14 oz. ( 850 gm) Total weight3lb.8oz. (1588gm)
Classification: Swords Credit Line: The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932

Source & Copyright: Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Sword (Yatagan) With Scabbard

  • Date: 18th century
  • Culture: Turkish
  • Medium: Steel, silver, gold, coral
  • Dimensions: Length overall (excluding scabbard) 29 in. ( 73.66 cm) Length overall (with scabbard) 31 1/8 in. ( 79.04 cm) Length of blade 23 1/8 in. ( 58.72 cm) Gr. width 2 1/4 in. ( 5.72 cm) Gr. width of blade 1 1/4 in. ( 3.18 cm) Weight (excluding scabbard) 1 lb. 14 oz. ( 850 gm) Total weight3lb.8oz. (1588gm)
  • Classification: Swords Credit Line: The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932

Source & Copyright: Metropolitan Museum of Art 

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