Ottoman yatagan / yataghan, Ah 1241 (1825-26 AD), single-edged slightly curved blade with extensive gold damascening, one side with two calligraphic cartouches, edged with arabesque and issuing tapering palmettes and scrolling vine, the other side with similar cartouches densely filled with scrolling arabesques, cusped cartouche leading to the hilt on each side similarly filled, the spine with date in a cartouche surrounded by scrolling vine, walrus ivory hilt, signed:Ibrahim, 27¼in…
Ottoman (Balkans) yatagan / yataghan, 18th to 19th century. The overall length with the scabbard is 84.5cm (33 ¼ in), characteristic ear shaped hilt is made of two pieces of dark brown wood mounted in brass; the re-curved single edged Damascus steel blade is ornamented with silver inlaid Arabic calligraphy and arabesque design, scabbard with brass fittings decorated with foliage and scrolls, locket of the scabbard is in the form of the dragon head.
Gold and copper walrus ivory-hilted yataghan. Signed Al-Hajj Ahmad. Ottoman, Turkey,dated AH1268/1851-2 AD. With typical single-edged blade slightly curved, with double fuller along strong edge, the guard and hilt with raised floral motifs, the hilt of typical shape with protruding pommel, the blade with gold and silver damascening with floral arabesques and calligraphic cartouches.
Ottoman yatagan / yataghan, dated AH 1268/1851-2 AD, single-edged blade slightly curved, with double fuller along strong edge, the guard and hilt with raised floral motifs, the hilt of typical shape with protruding pommel, the blade with gold and silver damascening with floral arabesques and calligraphic cartouches, signed Al-Haji Ahmad, 29½in. (75cm.).
Ottoman yatagan / yataghan, 19th century, watered-steel single-edged slightly curved blade with single fuller, the chappe with cusped cartouche containing elegant arabesque, the interstices with small leaf-motifs, one side of the blade with cusped cartouche issuing palmette and containing later owner's inscription, Sahib Kuchak Husni Agha, with possibly associated silver hilt of typical form engraved with floral motifs, the silver scabbard elegantly worked in repoussé, 31½in. (80cm.) long.