Kilij Arslan II, of the Sultanate of Rûm defeated Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos at the Battle of Myriokephalon in It was to be the final, unsuccessful effort by the Byzantines to recover the interior of Anatolia from the Seljuk Turks.
the pommel cap and the guard are only slightly arched towards the blade. The blade is of flattened diamond section. The grip is made of bright burl-wood. This dagger is a very early one, dating to the second half of the century or early century.