Antique early 19th century (1809) Turkish Ottoman Islamic sword yatagan with a characteristic ear shaped hilt mounted in gilded and silvered metal decorated with bands of fine filigree bead and open wire work. A single edged blade with a narrow fuller is richly ornamented with silver inlaid Arabic calligraphy and dated to 1224 in the Islamic calendar (1809 in the Gregorian calendar).
In its original leather covered wooden scabbard with an iron locket and chape.
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: The grips are cracked (as common in these swords) but hold very solid, the metal grip strap slightly damaged, coral stones are missing
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: 78.5 cm (30 7/8 in). The overall length without the scabbard is approximately: 75.5 cm (29 3/4 in).
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