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Old 30th December 2020, 04:06 AM   #13
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I cannot say whether the hilt is rhino or not based on the pictures, but I also do not think that this is so important. Rhino horn might be the more exotic material, but it comes with its own set of legal problems concerning acquisition, ownership and future transfer. In a way, bovine or ram horn might be better to own, as it makes life much simpler.

To me the attraction of a piece is not so much in the material used, but more in the craftsmanship, and your yataghan from Asia Minor is really well made, with a gorgeous blade and a nice, intact hilt. The blade in particular is so nice that I personally would be happy to have it even without any hilt at all. Happy Holidays!

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