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Old 29th December 2020, 07:21 PM   #12
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Concerning the piece from Oriental Arms: I would not say it's just wood and these small dots, resulting from cutted tubes, are of course not the only indicator but a very good one. Normally you can find these dots somewhere on the surface if it is rhino horn.
Because of the transluscence: I had and have Khanjars and Nimchas with rhino hilts but I owned also a Khanjar with a translucent horn hilt which was definitely no rhino. It looked different from your Yatagan but transluscence is no save indicator for this material (or for bakelite/plastic).
Sometimes it is hard to judge the material with pictures, that's right.
Rhino or not, you have an undecorated but interesting and good Yataghan.

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