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Old 13th October 2019, 02:24 AM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2014
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I think the handle is a later replacement, not sure when but I am confident that the original handle on this yatagan was a silver one. Sliver handles are prone to damage are easier to fall off than horn or ivory ones. Sometimes people would repacked them with whatever the regional taste was at the time. This one must have been replaced in North Africa as the style suggests. The scabbard also is a later addition to compete the restoration of the nice blade yatagan.
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