Originally Posted by ariel
the length must have made Zeibek yataghan clumsier than the classic one for a non-mounted warrior.
Did they use them on horseback? Like Caucasian shashkas? :-)
Thanks for starting this discussion.
I have been wondering what the purpose of this type of blade was, I can not recall seing a Zeybek on a horse, but it seems to me that Causasian/Circassian were not usually pictured on horses either, also would a concave blade be useful on a horse? Here is a comparison with a 600+ yr old Japanese tachi which had about the same amount of curve, just in the opposite direction. Tachi were used by mounted samurai and they were also longer and more curved than the later katana.