Rare 19th C. Balkan or Turkish Yataghan (ID: i398)
Rare 19th C. Balkan or Turkish Yataghan
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A quite rare style of yataghan. This example is mounted entirely in metal and German silver with small red coral stones inset into the handle. The blade is in overall very fine condition and is inlaid, not overlaid, with silver including several inscriptions and an early date of the late 18th C. The blade is likely earlier and was mounted in the 19th C in the Balkan region, possibly in Bosnia or Albania. Overall length is 27", blade is 20"