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Old 12th March 2018, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Ottoman Yataghan

Picked up this Yataghan this week. Nice old piece, with a bit of an untidy handle. Nice mark on the blade (any clues?).
It looks like the grip is a type of Horn? Blade is 23" with a 5" handle.
Any ideas on the age of this; I admit I know very little about them!
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Old 12th March 2018, 05:35 PM   #2
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It's from Bosnia I think, for the handle material we need better pictures but could be rhino horn. Mid 19th century would be my guess but I am not an expert so take my comment with a grain of salt.

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Old 12th March 2018, 06:47 PM   #3
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Hello Bob,

We need a close-up of the mark!

And for the horn, a top view close-up (of the end of the pommel) would be needed, too!

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Old 12th March 2018, 07:45 PM   #4
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I'll try and get the mark up larger. trouble is my camera is pants!
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Old 12th March 2018, 07:51 PM   #5
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Managed to get one half in focus!
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Old 12th March 2018, 10:22 PM   #6
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The insets and missing insets as well as the shape of the hilt indicate to me Serbia, 19th century.
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Old 12th March 2018, 10:32 PM   #7
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The insets and missing insets as well as the shape of the hilt indicate to me Serbia, 19th century.


Hello Jose,
I know this sort of handle inlays from Sarjevo knives, see here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...hlight=sarajevo

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Old 13th March 2018, 09:28 PM   #8
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The yatagan is from Bosnia.
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Old 14th March 2018, 07:57 PM   #9
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Many thanks for all your input, Guys.
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Old 15th March 2018, 12:19 PM   #10
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Hello Bob,

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I'll try and get the mark up larger. trouble is my camera is pants!

The mark is obscured by rust and lots of grime. If you were to clean it thoroughly (also preferable for long-term preservation), a new pic like this would probably do!

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Old 15th March 2018, 12:20 PM   #11
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Hello Bob,

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Managed to get one half in focus!

Looks like regular horn to me.

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Old 15th March 2018, 06:52 PM   #12
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I disagree these inlays are not only from Sarajavo but also very Turkish
look at the guns, long guns and powder flasks...
Could be a Turkish yataghan
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