Antique Turkish Ottoman Large Sword Yatagan Yataghan
Antique 18th-19th century Turkish Ottoman Sword Yatagan-Yataghan. DETAILS: a characteristic ear shaped hilt is made of two large pieces of walrus ivory mounted in gold gilded metal decorated in a typical Balkan raised knobbed design, the recurved single edged blade with a narrow fuller is ornamented with silver inlaid Arabic calligraphy and star. REFERENSES: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. 3) The Janissaries by David Nicolle. The Yatagan a favour sword of the Janissaries was also very popular in many Balkan states and some Eastern European countries such as Ukraine and Hungary. Overall length: 73,5cm (28 7/8 inches).
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