Weapon collection   
The museum holds 127 registered weapons among which there are 64 firearms, 54 cold steels, the rest being used for defence.

Yatagan (18th-19th century) – it has a simple, curved blade, with narrow cuts, channels on both sides. On the left side of the blade there are Turkish letters; on the right side we can see a six – pointed star. The blade is 570 millimetres long and 32 millimetres wide. Its backbone is decorated with coral. The hilt is decorated with silvering, gilt, copper and bone. The part between the blade and the hilt is 720 millimetres long, curved copper sheet.

Yatagan (18th – 19th century) – The curved blade is decorated with silver and Turkish letters and motifs on both sides. The blade is 550 millimetres long and 30 millimetres wide. The hilt is made of bone, with big handles. The backbone and the part between the blade and the hilt are made of a curved silver sheet, and it is 700 millimetres long.

Sabre (1834) – The blade of the sabre is curved, single – edged, both sides being made widely concave. On the right side, on the end of the blade we can see the date of manufacturing: 1834. The blade is 900 millimetres long and 28 millimetres wide. The metal accessories of the hilt are made of brass. The wooden handler was covered with leather. The whole length of the sabre is 1050 millimetres, and weighs 1000 grams. The sheath is made of iron sheet, is 950 millimetres long and weighs 850 grams. Its accessories were made of wrought iron.

Eastern dagger (18th century) – The blade is strongly curved, single – edged, 220 millimetres long and 25 millimetres wide. The hilt was made of wood, covered with carved brass sheet; the left side of the hilt was richly decorated with carved, indented silver sheet. The accessories are made of brass. The sheath is 250 millimetres long.

Turkish sabre (18th century) – The blade is curved, single – edged, with narrow cuts on both sides, without any decorations. It is 830 millimetres long and 25 millimetres wide. The cross – bar of the sabre is made of silver, it is straight, carved, and ends in a button. The backbone of the hilt is decorated with a silver band with carved flowers. The hilt itself is made of horn; it is onion – shaped with a bore – hole on it, decorated with a rosette. The sabre is 830 millimetres long, and weighs 700 grams. The sheath is incomplete; it is made of wood and covered with black leather. It is 850 millimetres long.

Shotgun (18th century) – with clack – valve system and modified flint padlock. The barrel is smooth, cylindrical, slightly becoming angular. It is divided by hoops, it has a silver sight and a single shell made of brass. The lower part is decorated with a female figure. The shotgun wears the inscription: “W Presburg” (Bratislava)

Balkan handgun (end of the 18th century) – with Spanish flintlock, without any decoration. The barrel is smooth, cylindrical, slightly becoming angular and it is decorated with engravings. The signs of the craftsman can also be seen on it. The shell is made of brass.

Balkan handgun (18th century) – with flintlock. The barrel is smooth, cylindrical, slightly becoming angular, made of brass, without any foresight. The platform is made of wood; the hilt is decorated with brass shield. The total length of the gun is 430 millimetres.

Eastern shotgun (19th century) – it has French flintlock. The lock system is decorated and has the inscription “LONDON WAPANTED” on it. The barrel is decorated with leaves and runners; the date “1812” is scratched on it. The gunstock is made of walnut wood, and it is decorated with pearl – sheets, tin – sheets, ebony – peg, and brass nails.

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Harghita County, Romania

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