Additional Pictures - Chapter 1

Here is the backside view of the kilij of Sultan Selim I (» 1466 - 1520), a warrior sultan of the
Ottoman Empire nicknamed "Yavuz", something like "grim", "stern", or "implacable", who reigned
from 1512 to 1520.
During his reign the Ottoman Empires expanded enormously and not peacefully. His kilij, upon closer inspection,
does show clear traces of usage in battle.
The front side sports elaborate gold inlays saying, for example: In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the
Merciful". If your God is merciful and compassionate, you can be "Yavuz", it seems.
Kilij (Kilidsch) of Sultan Selim I
Link to text Source: "Weapons of Warriors"
The tulwar from the (English) Wikipedia article:
Tulwar, scabbard
Link to text Source: Wikipedia
Typical hilts of samshir, tulwar and pulwar
Typical hilts of samshir, tulwar and pulwar
Link to text Source: Top: One of the samshirs seen Khorasani's beautiful book. Middle: My tulwar. Bottom: Internet
The "Metropolitan "show-off" nimcha (top) and my nimcha from "the book" (bottom)
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Important Turkish guys and Yatagan wearers sucking up to a really important guy.
Wearing a yatagan in your belt
Link to text Source: From Gözde Yasar's book: : "Askeri Müze Yatagan Koleksiyonu"; 2009. Gözde's picture caption is different from mine above
Two Degen (or epées if you insist). Supposedly with a triangular cross-section.
The blades are not as long as they appear: 80 cm and 75,5 cm.
Link to text Source: Internet auction
A longsword as shown in the Copenhagen archaeological museum
Lonh sword, Stockholm
Link to text Source: Photographed 2015 in the Stockholm museum
Some "messer". Note the simple hilt constructiorn
Messer: swords
Link to text Source: The "Solingen Book" Used with permission

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go to Books and Other Major Sources

go to Sword Types

go to Critical Museum Guide: Dresden

go to Critical Museum Guide: Museums in Copenhagen

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