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Old 1st September 2017, 04:34 PM   #20
Oliver Pinchot
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 318

Privet Tatyana,

This is a very nice example of German or Austrian work in Ottoman style,
dating from the second half of the 18th century. The yataghan form was used by the Pandours, as you noted, as well as many other Balkan groups. By association, it became popular amongst officers (famously, Von Trenck) and this is where the unusual combination of hilt and blade originally arose.
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