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Old 1st April 2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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Nice short yataghan that deserves some comments. I agree that it is Balkan, and more particularly Greek. Some authors would place this type of hilt in Eastern Anatolia, but I tend to disagree.

I cannot help with the inscription - hopefully Zifir, who is the resident expert on Turkish script, and who is always very nice and willing to help, will come across this thread. But based on examples in books and Oriental Arms archive of sold items, yataghans with this type of hilt tend to fall in a time frame of approximately half a century, between 1780 and 1830.

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