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Old 1st April 2010, 07:30 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Martin Lubojacky
Not being an yathagan expert I would just like to pint out, that:
I have seen this kind of engraving on the yathagan blades in Balkan
and
such hilt you can find on yathagans alongside the South - Mediterranean coast (e.g. Jerba Isle in Tunnisia etc.).
(strange combination ?)
Regards,
Martin
Martin,

How many of these similar yataghans are found in Jerba - a whole group with clear provenance, or just an odd one or two? The latter could easily be attributed to trade, such as described in Dr. Elgood's latest book. The ports along the Adriatic and Ionian had ties with the Maghreb.

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Teodor
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