Islamic Turkish Ottoman Balkan Sword Dagger Jambiya
Ottoman Balkan watered steel dagger Jambiya circa 1750. The very fine Turkish Damascus steel pattern is different from Persian wootz and is not that strongly visible and much lighter compared to dark Persian steel. Both sides of the blade are richly overlaid with gold Arabic calligraphy and a floral pattern. The huge bone hilt has some small age cracks. The entire length of the dagger is 18 inches. The length of the blade is 11 ½ inches.
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