Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CSA Consulate, Rm. 101, Glos. UK: p.s. - Real Dogs Have Feathering.
Basic Yataghan style hunting sword
Arrived today, no markings, no decorations at all. dark patination throughout, no rust, appears to have been renwaxed.
sharp blade is 57 cm. long, 3 cm. wide at guard, 1.8 cm. t-spine at guard.
deep fuller 42 cm. long. tip from fuller is double edged.
guard is 12 cm. wide, horn grip is 12 cm. long, fastened via a flat headed slotted screw.right side swell fits the palm, left side has smooth finger depressions. feels really good in the hand too.
'shell' guard or rain guard is shield shaped, 5 cm. by 3 cm. and also undecorated.
weight is 557 gm.
looks a lot like the generic yataghan bayonet blades of the 19c. re-purposed to a starkly beautiful hunter. wonder if it'll fit a bayonet scabbard if i can find a loose orphan one.
any comments on it's origin and or age would be appreciated, thanks in advance.