Balkans - Orientalischer Waffenschmied - Yatagan - saber

Description
Balkans - Orientalischer Waffenschmied - Yatagan - saber
Very good +

Age: approx.18th-19th century
The Yatagan (Turkish: Yatağan) is an Ottoman sabre named after the town of the same name in southwestern Turkey. The Yatagan was used from the mid-16th century until the early 20th century. The Turkish infantry, for example the Janissaries, wore a relatively short version of the Yatagan, which was not a hindrance during the march. In the Balkans, the Yatagan was also a weapon for Hajduks during this period, who usually acquired a Yatagan as a prey weapon.
A common stretch tear in the handle; otherwise in perfect condition, see the photos.

Lot details
Country of manufacture
Balkans
Manufacturer/ Maker
Orientalischer Waffenschmied
Weapon Type
saber
Sub-type
Yatagan
Condition
Very good +
Material
Steel, coral, glass blocks, walrus ivory
Overall Length
70 mm
Barrel/ blade length
56 cm
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