A superb example of a 19th Century Ottoman Turkish Yataghan Sword
This yataghan sword is of large proportions, particularly the hilt that has exceptionally large "ears". The hilt is made from walrus ivory and in excellent condition. The backstrap is decorated with gilt filligree decorations and inset with remaining semi-precious stones. The blade is engraved with script and a star. It has not been translated but normally includes a date and dedication.
Condition of the Yataghan
The sword is in fine condition and the blade is exceptionally clean with no pitting or staining - still very sharp.
Specifications of the Yataghan
Blade length is 23.5 inches (29 inches overall).
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