153 items of the collection are analyzed in details:
I. OTTOMAN ARMS
The arms from the Ottoman Empire including the Balkans which are analyzed and presented in the catalog compromising 47 items which include: 18 yatağan swords, 1 pala kılıç saber, 2 kılıç sabers, 5 Ottoman sabers with Persian shamshir blades, 2 bıçak knives, 2 Ottoman daggers, 13 Ottoman flintlock guns, 2 Ottoman flintlock pistols and 2 cartridge boxes.
II. CAUCASIAN ARMS
The Caucasian arms which are analyzed are 6 items: 1 curved kindjal and 5 qama.
III. ARAB ARMS AND ARMOR
One Arab saif is also presented.
There are 8 African items in this collection which include 1 sword and 7 daggers.
Persian arms and armor (23 pieces) compromise 1 khanjar (dagger), 1 kashkul (begging bowl), 1 bāzuband (arm protector), 1 qaddāre (one-edged short sword), 3 qame (double-edged sword), 2 straight shamshir, 2 curved shamshir, 5 tabar (axe), 2 gorz (mace), 1 kolāhkhud (helmet), 3 separ (shield) and 1 neyze (spear).
VI. CENTRAL ASIA
One Central Asian sword is also analyzed here.
There are 14 Indian arms and armor analyzed in this collection: 2 shields, 4 katār (push daggers), 4 different daggers, 1 knife kukri, 1 tulwar sword and 2 maces.
A Chinese dao (single edged sword) and a trousse (traveling eating set of a knife and chopsticks) are also presented.
There are 12 Indonesian items in this collection compromising 10 keris and 2 short swords.
There are 40 pieces of Japanese arms and armor in this collection. These include 4 katana, 3 wakizashi, 1 tanto, 6 naginata, 3 yari, 1 yumi bow, 2 kabuto, 3 zanuri kabuto, 8 jingasa, 2 o-yoroi, 1 wakibiki and 6 teppo.
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