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.

Ottoman Saber and Dart with Scabbard

  • Dated: 17th century
  • Culture: Turkish
  • Medium: steel, silver, niello, wood, leather
  • Measurements: Length of blade, 23 in. (58.42 cm)
  • Classification: Swords

Source: © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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