Turkey 19th C Yatagan Yataghan Turk Ottoman Sword Dagger Kilij Knife Sabre
Signed in Nasta’liq Script & Fragmentary 8 Sided Star (Jun 18, 2014 18:34:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Sword-dagger
Turkey, late 1800’s early 1900’s. Yatagan Yataghan Turk Ottoman Sword Dagger Kilij Knife Sabre. The long single bladed knife form slightly curved inward toward the grip with traditional bone grip and wide flaring pommel bolsters hafted onto the copper sheath handle over the steel blade, there is a break to one side of the grip/handle. The collar of elongated chevron form with leaves and bead hammered in the copper over the blade base with cast raised designs in two registers closer to the grip. The back of the curving blade with a single groove and even width tapering in the final fifth of the length. The blade with silver inlaid inscription in Nasta’liq script and reverse with a fragmentary eight sided star in a roundel – armoury or maker’s mark (?). Hammered brass scabbard cover with old leather mounts, in a design of lozenges with repetition of the name of Allah, and roses alternating. the large bolster ends suggesting a Balkan origin for this sword. It measures aprpox. 32 1/4″ long in the sheath.
Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. http://yqz.me/Sword-dagger