Smallsword the hat and sword set of Tsar Peter I of Russia Western European, ca. before 1698 . He ruled Russia from 1672-1725. Interestingly, he and his half brother, Ivan, were crowned joint rulers until Ivan's death in 1696. He was married to twice: 1st - Endoxia Lopukhina and 2nd - Catherine I.
Shamshir Sword with Scabbard. Dated: late 17th century (blade); 1st quarter 19th century (mounts). Culture: Iran and India
Some pre-Renaissance blades. Most of these are hand-and-a-half swords, or bastard swords, meant for both slashing and stabbing with either one or two hands. A good, versatile sword type, useful in many situations.
Indian dagger, 19th century, iron, enamel, velvet, H. with sheath 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm); H. without sheath 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); H. of blade 13 in. (33 cm); W. 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); D. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm); Wt. 15.2 oz. (430.9 g); Wt. of sheath 9.9 oz. (280.7 g), Met Museum.