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Hache de sapeur d'infanterie, Royaume d'Italie, Ier Empire (Musée d'histoire militaire de Vienne). Axe of a sapper, Infantry regiment, Italy Kingdom - Ist Empire, Napoleonic wars (Military Museum, Vienna, Austria)..

Hache de sapeur d'infanterie, Royaume d'Italie, Ier Empire (Musée d'histoire militaire de Vienne). Axe of a sapper, Infantry regiment, Italy Kingdom - Ist Empire, Napoleonic wars (Military Museum, Vienna, Austria)..

Ottoman tugh captured in 1877 in the Romanian War of Independence.

Ottoman tugh captured in 1877 in the Romanian War of Independence.

Hache de sapeur du 4ème Régiment d'Infanterie légère, France - Ier Empire (Musée d'histoire militaire de Vienne). Sapper axe, 4th Light Infantry regiment, France - Ist Empire (Military Museum, Vienna, Austria).

Hache de sapeur du 4ème Régiment d'Infanterie légère, France - Ier Empire (Musée d'histoire militaire de Vienne). Sapper axe, 4th Light Infantry regiment, France - Ist Empire (Military Museum, Vienna, Austria).

Ottoman Empire mail and plate kolçak (greaves or shin armor) as worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and krug (chest armor). Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), even in Turkish museums they are labeled as arm guards and mounted on the arms of display mannequins rather than on the lower leg.

Ottoman Empire mail and plate kolçak (greaves or shin armor) as worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and krug (chest armor). Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), even in Turkish museums they are labeled as arm guards and mounted on the arms of display mannequins rather than on the lower leg.

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Persian / Caucasus qama (double edged dagger) 18th to 19th century, broad straight blade with central groove decorated with damascened cartouches of foliate motifs, horn and marine ivory grips with an intricate arabesque of lotus palmettes, scrolling tendrils and cloud-bands in gold and painted, scabbard with painted decoration and silver lower chape, the upper mount of steel with gold damascening, 58.7cm. 3 repins - d16152ffcd1ce9629eda513cddd8c17c.jpg 210×814 pixels

Persian / Caucasus qama (double edged dagger) 18th to 19th century, broad straight blade with central groove decorated with damascened cartouches of foliate motifs, horn and marine ivory grips with an intricate arabesque of lotus palmettes, scrolling tendrils and cloud-bands in gold and painted, scabbard with painted decoration and silver lower chape, the upper mount of steel with gold damascening, 58.7cm. 3 repins - d16152ffcd1ce9629eda513cddd8c17c.jpg 210×814 pixels

Ottoman bozdogan / buzdygan (round headed mace), 16th century, steel. Length overall 28 in. ( 71.12 cm) Length of head 4 1/2 in. ( 11.43 cm) Gr. width 2 13/16 in. ( 7.14 cm) Weight 2 lb. 12 oz. ( 1247 gm), Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Ottoman bozdogan / buzdygan (round headed mace), 16th century, steel. Length overall 28 in. ( 71.12 cm) Length of head 4 1/2 in. ( 11.43 cm) Gr. width 2 13/16 in. ( 7.14 cm) Weight 2 lb. 12 oz. ( 1247 gm), Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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