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Old 28th December 2020, 05:11 PM   #1
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Hello dear members,

I got this crude heavy yataghan.

The delicate pattern on the blade contrasts with the heavy raw piece.

I guess it's turkish ribbon so does it come from Turkey ?

The hilt is interesting too:
nice horn with silver nails,
one ear was broken and has been changed/repaired

Old replacement ? Maybe bakelite

sadly no scabbard( like often ... )

What do you think about age, exact origin ?

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Old 28th December 2020, 05:14 PM   #2
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blade and hilt...
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Old 28th December 2020, 07:53 PM   #3
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Though it looks like twist core it does also remind me of jelly roll damascus as well.
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Old 28th December 2020, 09:01 PM   #4
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Yes, Turkish ribbon for sure.

The blade appears to have seen some real use.

The hilt seems to be horn. You should examine it with a 5-10 magnifying glass and maybe will discover it is rhino horn. From what I see in the photos I believe it is quite likely.

19th century Turkey would be my guess.

Nice piece!
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Old 29th December 2020, 09:51 AM   #5
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Not all that crude, just built for use. ribbon core and rhino grip is hardly low-class. Repair to the ear look very well done.
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Old 29th December 2020, 10:14 AM   #6
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A very nice blade, but actually I don't see rhino horn.
The structure of the material seems to be wrong.

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