L. 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm); L. of blade 35 5/16 in. (89.7 cm); greatest W. of blade 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 7 oz. (1559 g); Wt. with scabbard, 5 lb. 2 oz. (2325 g)
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
This saber was probably made in Hungary during its occupation by the Ottoman Turks. The hilt, with dragon-headed quilloins, is of Islamic type; the blade is inscribed "Made by Muhammad." Both the hilt and the blade are of pattern-welded steel. This sword comes from the armory of the prince-electors of Saxony in Dresden.