ANTIQUE OTTOMAN ERA ISLAMIC ARAB YATAGAN SWORD DAGGER SOLID SILVER CORAL 19TH C. Rare, antique Turkish Ottoman Islamic Yatagan sword / long dagger - probably Balkan region, circa 1850. The carved handle is inset with mother-of-pearl and red coral beads - it is also bound with a silver ribbon with 2 silver plaques over the base of the blade.
Good quality blade, hand-forged with a wide top ridge, steel shows a nice grain. Excellent, solid silver sheath - highly ornate repousse work of flowers and scrolls with a shell-form tip.Overall condition is very good for the age - a few beads missing on the handle - part of the silver ribbon missing, on top of the handle and a small loss on top of the silver sheath - please view detailed pictures. The overall length in the sheath is 54 cm - the blade measures 37.5 cm long (cutting edge), with the handle it is 48 cm long. Please view our other auctions for new fine antiques offered every week. We are based in Paris France and deal mostly in Oriental art from China, Japan and India, we also deal in Islamic art and edged weapons, archaeology and other fine antiques from Europe and around the world. You have entered a binding contract under the terms of this listing. The item "ANTIQUE OTTOMAN ERA ISLAMIC ARAB YATAGAN SWORD DAGGER SOLID SILVER CORAL 19TH C" is in sale since Wednesday, December 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East".
The seller is "kikot" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.