Early 19C Gold Work Hilted Balkans Ottoman
Yatagan/Yataghan, for sale
In aged condition, an early 19C Gold Work Hilted Ottoman (Balkans)
Yatagan / Yataghan.
The metalwork appears too soft and too yellow to be brass, plus
it is non-magnetic, so we are pretty sure it is gold. The blade
has a feint Turkish / Arabic inscription and unknown maker's mark.
The hilt style is for the Balkans which was part of the Ottoman
Empire at that time.
The 24 inch blade is sound but aged, the very tip is bent, plenty
of patina / tarnish. The hilt has repairs and is a little loose.
With maker's mark, this is a bargain at just £500. Please
quote item reference R93. Further / full sized images available
upon request. Box 0582-1m (1.530).