A Rare Ottoman Enveriye Dagger - Double-edged slightly curved blade. Quart side in Arabic taken the "Shahada" - the Muslim creed. Obverse side the "Tughra" of Sultan Mehmed V. with star and crescent, including the year 1334 in the Islamic calendar (1918). Vessel and scabbard of chased and ornamental ornate brass. A weapon in a typical oriental appearance. Slightly worn dagger in very good condition. These pieces were worn by German soldiers in the Turkish service. With period photo of soldier wearing a similar dagger.
In forged iron, magnetic, marks inscribed on both sides of the blade, the blade with a dull point, the marks used to measure the various sizes of cannonballs for a cannon, loop in the handle for placement upon a rope or belt, measuring 325 mm in length, pitted, scattered surface rust, near extremely fine
An Ottoman Empire Influenced Long Dagger - Measuring a total of 41.5 cm and a blade of 30.5 cm, this dagger exhibits a bone handle with typical Ottoman influenced small brass circles, together with vertical brass inlay. The blade is steel and decorated with half crescent moons and stars; overall a fine dagger. (C:41)