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.
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.
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