Saber, 19th century; Ottoman periodTurkishSteel, gold, diamonds, emeralds, pearls In contrast to the European custom of coronation, the most important ceremony in the inauguration of most Islamic rulers was the investiture with a sword. This extravagantly decorated saber is traditionally said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (r. May 30–August 31, 1876).
Ottoman flintlock blunderbuss (smooth-bore gun with a funnel shaped muzzle).There are blunderbuss pistols, short and long muskets, some were swivel mounted. Blunderbuss is an anglicized version of the early Dutch Donderbuss or German Donner büchse ("thunder gun"). Blunderbusses were loaded with lead shot, not rocks or scrap. The flared muzzle does not cause the shot to disperse, but aids in the loading of shot into the barrel as when on a moving ship, horse or coach, 25.5 in long, 19th c.