Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
I am a bit uneasy with that approach.
European “Yataghans” are not homogenous: one group belongs to rather faithful reproductions of the Ottoman weapon. Recall Labruna workshop in Naples, Manceaux in France, some old Zlatoust replicas.
But Chassepot bayonets are a different kettle of fish. Thehuy borrowed the idea of a recurved blade and attached to them completely foreign handles.
They are industrially manufactured regulation weapons devoid of any personality.