Antique Turkish Ottoman Large Sword Yatagan Yataghan

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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).

Item Details

Reference #:
ES344
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
Department
Antiques
Year
18th-19th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
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Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material