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Old 11th May 2018, 07:33 AM   #1
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Default Ottoman Yatagan IDENTIFICATION

Dear readers,

I bought this old ottoman yatagan for collection purposes and I was wondering about the origin or the story behind the six head star carved on the blade with a comma shape in the middle..!?

I kind of succeeded on reading and understanding mostly all the writings which goes something like this : "AMAL SALIH SAHEB HOSSIN AGHA"

I believe that it was made at the
I looked over other yatagans and I found out that the first two words "AMAL SALIH" would probably mean the name of the blacksmith or the one who made the yatagan.

By the end of the writings, there is a date, I guess it is 122(0) or (4) AH 'I'm not sure' see pictures :-) si it would be like 1809 AD or something.

My question is : if this yatagan was made on 1809, why did the maker of the sword mention the date 1809 AD knowing that HASAN AGHA was a governor of Algiers in the early 1532-1544 AD ????

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Old 14th May 2018, 09:01 PM   #2
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Welcome minohattal.

Welcome to the Forum and I hope you will find answers to the questions you raise. Please note that all inscription and identification questions require a picture of the whole weapon as well as pictures of the inscription(s) (see the "sticky" at the top of the Ethnographic Discussion Forum page).

If you are having trouble posting pictures as attachments (no links please) then please Private Message me and I will be pleased to help you get them loaded.


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Old 15th May 2018, 10:39 AM   #3
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Without seeing the yataghan, I think I can answer your query re. Hassan Agha.

I went on White Pages and found that only in the US there are 61 living Donald Trumps, 601 Ronald Reagans, 2059 Jennifer Lawrences and 35 persons named Hassan Agha:-)
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Old 18th May 2018, 09:03 AM   #4
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Hello IAN
I have downloaded the pictures .

I hope that they'll appear
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