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Antique Sword Yatagan Turkish, 18th-19th Century
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Antique 18th-19th century large Turkish Ottoman Sword Yatagan with characteristic ear shaped hilt. DETAILS: The hilt is made of two large pieces of walrus ivory mounted in silver covered metal decorated with scrollwork straight single edged blade cut with a pair of narrow fuller damascened with silver cartouche enclosing inscription in Arabic calligraphy.
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. 4) “The Janissaries” by David Nicolle. The Yatagan was the favorite sword of the Janissaries and was also very popular in many Balkan states and some Eastern European countries such as Ukraine and Hungary.
CONDITION: worn out silver overlay and minor pitting on the blade.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 73 cm (28 ¾ in).


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