Full length 'Kinai-Bori' or 'Echizen-Bori' carving on an Echizen katana. It appears to be inscribed with a name: "Sword of the Last Days." The last days were WWII when the Japanese were commanded to carry their swords on them during battle .
Ottoman shamshir forged out of Iranian wootz steel and said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and was deposed and imprisoned until his death in
Hunting Sword with Scabbard Very similar sword grips of ivory, carved with fanciful rococo ornament of shells and waves, are recorded in the prince-elector of Bavaria’s armory in the ~~~ Date: about 1740 Culture: German, possibly Munich