Antique Swords and Daggers, Antique Pistols and Guns, Antiquities and Pre Columbian Art
Home
 
Rare Antique Turkish Sword Yataghan Rhinohorn Hilt 18th

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1900: item # 1160895

Please refer to our stock # ES605 when inquiring.

Click to view additional online photographs
detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 detail 4 detail 5 detail 6
detail 7 detail 8 detail 9 detail 10 detail 11 detail 12


Hundred and One Antiques
Visit Our Website
www.antiquesword101.com
613 979 8250

Guest Book

SOLD

Rare Antique Turkish Sword Yataghan Rhinohorn Hilt 18th
SOLD A Rare antique 18th century Rhinohorn - hilted Turkish Ottoman Islamic sword Yatagan-Yataghan. DETAILS: A rare style of hilt formed of two pieces of Rhino horn scales, retained by three iron rivets, and enclosed by silver straps decorated and engraved with designs of scrolling foliage. A recurved single edged Damascus steel blade, with an extremely rare and unique Damascus steel pattern, incised with a panel with a calligraphic cartouche, with the forte applied with shaped silver facing, decorated in ensuite with straps with engraved scrolling foliage. A brass scabbard with a wooden insert, richly adorned in repousse, and engraved designs of scrolling vegetation.

Most of Yatagans have a characteristic ear shaped hilt, Yatagans with this style of hilt are very rare.

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 in the scabbard is approximately: 85 cm (33 1/2 in). The overall length without the scabbard is approximately: 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in).

CONDITION: The silver mounting of the hilt is damaged in several places, the brass scabbard is dented in the lower part, with signs of old soldering, please refer to the attached pictures. The wooden insert of the scabbard is shrunken, which makes the scabbard very tight. These are signs of age and usage, that can be expected from an over 250 year old combat sword.

ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE AUTHENTIC ANTIQUES, AND NOT REPRODUCTIONS.

ALL OUR ARTIFACTS ARE ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.

WE SHIP INTERNATIONALLY



Page design by TROCADERO © 1998-2013 View Cart
Categories Shops Join Terms Critique Map Help