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Old 13th August 2022, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default The Yathagan Collection in the Croatian History Museum catalogue

I do not know why but as I am unable to reply or quote on this older topic:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3181

I just open a new one with the old subject title

the book is availabe now for free as e-book by the Croatian Museum in Zagreb in 3 languages:

Croation, German and English:

http://jatagani.hismus.hr/knjizstart.htm
http://jatagani.hismus.hr/knjizstartg.htm
http://jatagani.hismus.hr/knjizstarte.htm

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A free online copy is a wonderful service provided by the Museum. Thanks for the heads up gp.
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Default Straight-bladed yataghan

Looking through the excellent museum compilation, I noted this interesting piece. A straight yataghan said to be from a cut down saber. Here is the Museum entry:
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Hrvatski povijesni muzej / Croatian History Museum, Zagreb, Croatia
Arms and Armoury Collection
DARK-HILTED YATAGAN WITH STRAIGHT BLADE. Hilt: second half of 18th century - around 1830; blade: first half of 18th century
steel, bone; forging, carving
yatagan: 765 : 625 : 35 mm
Inv. No.: HPM/PMH-013054


DESCRIPTION:
A hilt of dark bone with quite large truncated ears. Band of metal decorated with plant adornment, and on the continuation of the hilt with a fish scale motif. Blade reworked from a cutlass, steel, single-edged, straight, with two narrow and two broad fullers.
Wants scabbard. Bone and metal parts of the hilt fairly damaged. Leaf-shaped decoration of the blade missing.
Came into the Museum with the Jelacic Bequest in 1937.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Boskovic, Dora. Zbirka jatagana u Hrvatskom povijesnom muzeju u Zagrebu = The Yatagan Collection of the Croatian History Museum, Zagreb. Katalog muzejskih zbirki XLI. Zagreb : Hrvatski povijesni muzej, 2006. Kat. No. 189;
Sercer, Marija. Jatagani u Povijesnom muzeju Hrvatske. Katalog muzejskih zbirki XI. Zagreb : Povijesni muzej Hrvatske, 1975. Kat. Nr. 172.
In referring to the hilt as "bone," I think they mean horn.
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Old 17th August 2022, 07:16 PM   #5
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Looking through the excellent museum compilation, I noted this interesting piece. A straight yataghan said to be from a cut down saber. Here is the Museum entry:
In referring to the hilt as "bone," I think they mean horn.
well that is to be seen; bichaqs and yataghans had hilts made out of horn, ivory but also bones;

2 other museums and one study

http://h.etf.unsa.ba/btp/content/muz..._eng/about.htm

https://www.researchgate.net/publica...e_Banat_Museum

page 327: https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/article-file/10435

could well be the bone had been darkened...but normally indeed a bone would be white and used for the bjeloscapi / whitecolored yataghan and bichaqs
although an error is human, Dora Bošković has quite some publications and books published, so I can not comment easily on this specific item...

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