Sword (Kilij) Hajji Salim (Turkish) (Metalworker) Turkish (Artist) Indian (Artist) PERIOD Blade: 1761 (AH 1175); Replacement hilt: 18th-19th century (Ottoman) MEDIUM steel, inlaid with gold (blade); nephrite (hilt) (Arms & Armor) ACCESSION NUMBER 51.14 MEASUREMENTS 3 13/16 x 29 3/4 x 15/16 in. (9.7 x 75.5 x 2.4 cm) GEOGRAPHIES Trebizond, Turkey (Place of Origin)
Colonel Parker's Sword "Presented by the Royal Kilmarnock Volunteers to their Captain Commandant William Parker Esquire as a mark of their respect for his Character and a Testimony of their high sense of his services to the Corps.
Wheel-lock Pistol of Louis XIII of France This pistol is one of a pair documented as having belonged to King Louis XIII of France The artistry of the restrained decoration with the brass wire and silver foliage against the pear wood is exquisite.
This sword was surely made for a nobleman in the honor guard of Habsburg Archduke Ferdinand at Ambras Palace (Innsbruck, Austria): an identical one has been traced to that source. The marks of the maker Diefstetter and of Bavaria, where the blade was inspected, are on the blade. The rough surface and durability of shark skin provided a good grip