Antique Turkish Ottoman Sword Yatagan Islamic Dagger Yataghan


Antique Turkish Ottoman Sword Yatagan Islamic Dagger Yataghan
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Antique 18th -19th century Turkish Ottoman Islamic Sword, Yatagan-Yataghan.

DETAILS: A recurved single edged blade with characteristic ear shaped hilt, formed of two pieces of dark brown horn, set with silver studs, and retained by four iron rivets; mounted in low grade silver alloy engraved in scrolling foliage. The Yatagan sword was very popular, not only in Turkey, but also in many Balkan states and some Eastern European countries, such as Ukraine and Hungry.

REFERENCES:

(1) Yanissari â�‚¬â€œ History Symbols Weaponsâ�‚¬ï¿½ by G.E.Vvedensky.
(2) Zbirka Jatagana by Dora Boskovic.
(3) Les Armes Blanches do Monde Islamic by Alain Jacob.
(4) The Janissariesâ�‚¬ï¿½ by David Nicolle.

MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 52 cm (20 1/2 in).

CONDITION: The blade is pitted, one of the horn scales is chipped on the pommel, which can be expected from an old combat sword.

ITEM NUMBER: ES634

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