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Old 26th June 2019, 02:22 AM   #1
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Default What kind of wootz is this? Also inscription help

Is this a common wootz pattern for Yatagans? The date on it indicates to be from 1799. Where was this kind of Damascus blade made at the time ? Any ideas ?
Also I couldn’t read the last word in the inscriptions, can anybody help with that? Is it “sahibi Abdi bashi”??
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Old 26th June 2019, 03:36 AM   #2
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It is not wootz, it is pattern welded steel. Can't help you with where it was made. It read, Amal e Mohammad (work of Mohammad), Saahib 'Abdi Baashi (owner 'Abdi Baashi)...
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Old 26th June 2019, 04:57 AM   #3
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It is not wootz, it is pattern welded steel. Can't help you with where it was made. It read, Amal e Mohammad (work of Mohammad), Saahib 'Abdi Baashi (owner 'Abdi Baashi)...

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Old 26th June 2019, 09:44 AM   #4
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Hi

I have a yataghan with the same steel and from the Balkans.

Baashi is it Bashi Bazouk??
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashi-bazouk

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Old 26th June 2019, 06:26 PM   #5
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Hi

I have a yataghan with the same steel and from the Balkans.

Baashi is it Bashi Bazouk??
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashi-bazouk

Kubur

I know what “Baashi-bozuuk” means but when the “Baashi” used by itself it doesn’t mean anything, it simply makes no sense. I tried to look it up and it looks like it’s a common Somalian or African surname but could t figure out why it could mean alone. In Turkish by itself it means “head” but doesn’t have a use next to guy’s name like it is used here.
Can we see what your Yatagan looks like ?
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