Antique 18th century Turkish Ottoman Sword Yatagan

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Antique 18th century Turkish Ottoman Sword Yatagan-Yataghan. DETAILS: A characteristic ear shaped hilt formed of two pieces of dark brown horn retained by three rivets; a recurved single edged hand forged steel blade deeply struck with an Ottoman sword smith mark inscribed in the Arabic alphabet, a forte applied with shaped brass decorated with repoussee scrolling foliage. In its original leather covered wooden scabbard stitched with brass wire and mounted with a brass band locket and a small iron chape.
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 � History Symbols Weapons� by G.E.Vvedensky.
2) �Zbirka Jatagana� by Dora Boskovic.
3) �Les Armes Blanches do Monde Islamic� by Alain Jacob.
4) �The Janissaries� by David Nicolle.
MEASUREMENTS: The overall length with the scabbard: 87 cm (34 � in).
CONDITION: The sword is in good condition considering its age except for a split in the scabbard and the leather is partly worn out near the chape.

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Item Details

Reference #:
ES458
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
Department
Antiques
Year
18th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material