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Old 10th March 2014, 04:44 PM   #5
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Default Yataghan time period

Hello Eftihis,

Am hoping your are finding many treasure there.

The over strike triangular punch style inlay is mostly associated with Ottoman inlay work. The koftgari style of overlay is an older technique of the two. Assuming the blade has a spine with two grooves, 1750-1850 would be the likely time period of the blade. If you can identify Ottoman ruler with this Tugra the time of use can be narrowed. The yataghans of this type usually are mid 18th C. through the 19th C.

Nice yataghan,
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