19C Ottoman / Turkish Solid Silver and Ivory
Hilted Yataghan, sold
In good overall condition, a 19th Century Ottoman solid silver
and marine ivory hilted yataghan.
We have tested a section of the hilt to 92% silver (see below acid
test - high grade silver makes the solution turn dark / blood red).
The 25 1/2 inch blade has wear, some pitting and patina; the etching
(possibly Arabic) is worn. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt with age
and wear but is sound.
These swords are soaring in price / value. We have under-priced
this one at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
AB49 (0106). Further / full sized images available upon request.