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Jewelry is seen in many forms today Rings necklaces bracelets ear rings tearas and many other forms The most beautiful of these forms of jewelry in my opinion are daggers and swords There are many different jewel encrusted gilded weapons all very beautiful like the Indian morghuls dagger The most beautiful dagger in my opinion the Topkapi dagger of the Ottoman Empire made in 1746 for Nadir Shah The dagger never made it to Nadir Shah however he was assassinated in 1748 so the Ottoman Empire was able to keep the dagger The story of the dagger is basic An Oguz Turk from the Avsar Tribe named Nadir Han having overthrown the Safevi dynasty and taken the throne of Iran as Shah Nadir embarked upon a great series of conquests First he marched against the Timurogullari in India and entering their capital city of Delhi carried off their legendary treasury to Iran Among the treasures there was also the famous Peacock Throne which is now on display at the Topkapi Palace Treasury as the Nadir Shah Throne The campaign extended as far as Turkestan and the Caucasus Mountains Thinking to establish good and friendly relations with the Ottomans Nadir Shah sent two of his trusted men Sanli Mustafa Han and Mehmed Mehdi Han with an embassy and extremely valuable gifts to the Ottoman Padishah Sultan Mahmud the First Among these gifts was included the Peacock Throne taken from the Delhi treasures On 11 May 1747 the Ottoman Padishah Mahmud the First also sent an embassy with valuable gifts and led by Kesriyeli Ahmed Pasha to Nadir Shah Among the gifts which Sultan Mahmud sent was a particularly outstanding dagger whose handle and sheath were decorated with precious stones The Treasury Master had had this dagger made by the foremost jewelers of Istanbul having provided all the stones necessary from the Treasury The ambassadors of the two sides met near Baghdad and with a special
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